Homesteading in essence is built on self-reliance creating and building our stead into a home. There are many who classify themselves as Homesteaders, Preppers, Survivalist and even Thrivalist (which I like to call myself) but today let’s not get hung up on debating the definition that each perceives as true for the title, after all what difference does it make, it’s important only to the person claiming the title and you know who you are and what you believe, it doesn’t matter that someone else does, that is the beauty and grace of self-reliant/sufficient living , no one else’s opinion matters in the grand scheme.
Where is your homestead right now? The wilds of the mountains, perhaps within the urban sprawl or a quiet little subdivision somewhere. Where you live right now is in fact your homestead, it is your stead the place you, stand your ground, surround you and yours with protection and love, your proverbial castle. The stead (n. 1. The place, position, or function properly or customarily occupied by another. 2. Advantage; service; purpose): the center and your home (n. 1. A place where one lives; a residence. 2. The physical structure within which one lives, such as a house or apartment. 3. A dwelling place together with the family or social unit that occupies it; a household. 4. a. An environment offering security and happiness. b. A valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin) so in fact your “homestead”. At this very moment seek to know where you are, right now. Begin to make where you are as self-sufficient and reliant as possible. Start now, sooner than you can imagine you will be ready and prepared to move to the next step which might be making a move to another more inclusive homestead. Read more “Integrity creating an Indelible Homestead!”