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You have the vision, you have the dream and now you’re taking the first steps into homesteading. Pull out all the stops and get everything now! No. Take a step back and plan a bit.
Take the time to envision how you want your homestead to look. What animals do you want? How big of a garden do you want? What do you want to grow? Are you going to be managing it on your own or will you have help?
Now how much do you know how to do? Do you know how to grow the food you want? How to care for the animals you want? How to preserve the food?
Once you have your big goal envisioned, what you know and what you still must learn, start to map out your journey. Not necessarily a timeline, but more once comfortable with a, start b, and so on.
Start with your big picture at the end. Then go to the beginning and put down what you know how to do. Then start filling in the space between. Leaving enough time for you to research what you still need to learn.
Do NOT try and add a bunch of things at once. You will overwhelm yourself and not do anything well. If you want chickens, pigs, and a milk cow but don’t know how to raise any of them, pick one. Start with one and get comfortable with it. Then add the next.
Do NOT try and add a huge garden and an orchard at the same time. You will overwhelm yourself trying to keep everything alive. If you’re more comfortable with an annual garden, start there. Get the systems in place to make that easy to care for, then start the orchard. Set up systems so that are easy to care for. Then expand.
When you expand too much at one time, with no systems in place to make the work easier, you set yourself up for a garden of failed crops. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that.
The biggest DO of homesteading is to keep your big vision in sight and visit it often to make sure you’re still on track. The biggest DON’T, starting everything at once.
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