Driving home this morning from work, my mind started wheeling. I guarantee you if you were sitting beside me you would have seen the hamster wheels turning in my head.
I was thinking about all these definition. These definitions I found on Google.
Homesteading: is a lifestyle of being self-sufficient.
Self-Sufficient Living: being able to live life by providing your own needs with out external assistance. (Food, water, electric, and heat)
Simple Living: is a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s life. Example: minimalism (reducing ones possessions to the bare necessities.)
Wow! Is what ran through my head! Although I would love to be able to call my lifestyle one of these at the moment I am no where close.
Driving down the old dirt country roads, it hit me… I was born and raised a country girl. A country girl thru and thru. I have several skills under my belt but I want to learn many more.
My definitions of a country girl:
I love working in the dirt. Having dirt under my nails. Wiggling my toes in the warm fresh plowed dirt. I love planting vegetables in my garden knowing in a short time I get to pick fresh veggies!
I love to go fishing! Coming home and filleting bluegills and bass, and then frying them up is the best dinner.
I love to go deer hunting with my husband. I will tell you though I have a hard time sitting still in the woods waiting on a big white tail deer. I get all excited thinking about all the meat we will be able to put in the freezer.
I love to be out in the woods just listening to the sounds. During the seasons my family loves to go mushroom hunting, and berry picking.
I love my animals! But I also feel animals all have a purpose. I love my chickens but they also have a job to do. They need to provide me with food which are eggs if they don’t provide then they will provide another way with meat.
My feelings are I can not label myself. So I am going to try and learn and research as much as my brain will allow on the life styles that I dream of one day living! Until then I’m still working on my 2017 Goals. If I can accomplish my goals I am one step closer to the life style I want to live. In my mind you can not become a homesteader over night. It takes years and years of practice and research. So I will start my journey with:
I’m a country girl working towards a homesteading life!
Till next time…