Yesterday I may have fooled a few of you into thinking I was going to go Walden-style and live in the woods by myself for a month. Yeah, no, I’m not doing that.
But I DO actually have a fantastic series planned for the month of April that I think you will enjoy. I’m calling it Adventures in Homesteading.
Pioneer Living for Modern Day
It seems that more and more people are pursuing the following things (any or all):
- Urban self-reliance
- Eco-friendly living
- Return to simpler living
- Emergency preparedness
- Growing and preserving food
While these topics are somewhat interesting to me, what bothers me is that often the approach is daunting, overwhelming, or fearful. My goal for the next month will be to draw inspiration from pioneer living and present it in a way that is fun, approachable, and most important, doable.
If I show you how to make soap from lye and also warn you how dangerous and difficult it is – well, who wants to do that? But if I can show you methods of soapmaking that are easy and useful, you might consider it. I want you to participate in this adventure with me, not merely observe me doing it.
How will this Series Work?
Expect posts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday everyday for the month of April. There may be other posts above and beyond that, but do look for at least three each week. Adventures in Homesteading will be one part my own exploration of the topic, one part DIY, one part story-telling, and one part just plain fun. I am pleased to have brought in a few different contributors to share their ideas and expertise to give you a rounded idea of how homesteading might look. We’re going to tackle some things that feel comfortable (like recipes) and other things that might push you just a bit out of your comfort zone (you’ll have to stay tuned for those!).
In the end, I hope you will be inspired to live simpler as well as gain a new sense of gratitude for the conveniences that DO make our lives easier.
Join me Wednesday for the first post on this series!