Have you been dreaming about building your own homestead but don't know where to begin? Building a homestead can be a very rewarding experience! However, it is important that you do things right to avoid costly mistakes! We have put together a little mini guide to help guide you through the process of starting a homestead!
1. Create a Plan of Action
2. Location, Location, Location
3. Plan Ahead
4. Quality Structures
Quality structures are important! Don't underestimate the importance of quality structures in creating a successful homestead! Structures are what protect your assets and all your hard work. Chickens can fall prey to wildlife and weather conditions. By purchasing a quality Chicken Coop, you protect not only your adorable pets but your investment and hard work raising your chickens. Plants are another big investment in homesteading. With weather conditions and wildlife, a quality greenhouse will offer your plants a safe haven from extreme weather conditions as well as from wildlife. Sheds are another example of a structure that will keep all the tools that you use while building your homestead secure from theft and protect them from damaging weather conditions. When choosing these structures, opt for high-quality materials that will stand the test of time! Your investment will pay off in the long run when all your hard work has resulted in a thriving homestead that is still standing!
5. Ask Lots of Questions
Don't be afraid to ask questions, especially at your local nursery or feed store. You will be doing a lot of learning when starting a homestead for the first time! There are also many online forums and groups you can join. Homesteading comes with a learning curve, but it is a very rewarding journey!
Homesteading is an adventure of hard work, a lot of learning, and patience, but it is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling journeys you will experience! Remember, as you go through this journey, to enjoy the process. Take a step back every once in a while and take a look at all that you have accomplished! You can also refer back to our EZ Homestead Journal, where we will try our best to post different articles educating on different aspects of the process!