We all have likely heard the word homesteading in our daily strolls through social media. Is homesteading a new fad that people want to pursue? Do they know how to incorporate that daunting word into their already busy lifestyle? Probably not, however there was a time in the past when everyone was encouraged to have a homestead.
Victory gardens were an idea from the past that encouraged self reliance and community. We all wish other fads from the past would have stayed preserved in the time they lived, however building a homestead is something everyone should be encouraged to start. This idea of homesteading is the opposite of what’s in place in today’s world. How do we remove this stigma that comes with homesteading that we need lots of land or time? It is true, certain tasks require a lot of time and land, but there are simple tasks that a family could do to make a tiny homestead work for them. I don’t have actionable advice yet on what that might look like. It will be different for everyone. As I build my homestead, with simplicity in mind, hopefully some ideas will present themselves and I will chronicle them on this blog.
Victory gardens, were used to reduce pressure on the public food supply. Besides indirectly aiding the war effort, these gardens were also considered a civil “morale booster” in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. This made victory gardens a part of daily life on the home front.From Wikipedia
Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,Bill Mollison
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.