In this podcast episode I share my thoughts on living out the legacy that has been handed down to you, adding to that legacy and then passing it down to future generations. I also share 11 tips for getting started homesteading if you don’t have any or very little land.
Honoring The Homesteading Legacy Behind You and Passing On That Legacy and Yours
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.
It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
What did the generations before you leave for a legacy? What will YOU leave?
You are the link between your grandparents and grandchildren, don’t take that for granted!
11 Tips For Getting Started Homesteading Without Land
Abraham Lincoln once said “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
What a profound statement from Mr. Lincoln. He obviously recognized the importance of carrying out the task of self-sufficiency and sustainability from a piece of land, and I don’t think by his statement “making a comfortable living” he was only referring to financial gain but rather to provide for oneself and their family all of the necessities of life.
I doubt Mr. Lincoln could ever have imagined a time when most of the skills needed to have a self-sufficient life would be unknown by the majority of the people and that many would be in a place where they did not even have a small piece of land to work with. What about those folks?
1. Get Started With Educational Resources
- Online Courses
2. Get Started In The Kitchen
- Blanching and Freezing
- Learning and practicing food preparation is one of the most important and most often overlooked homesteading skills to develop.
3. Grow Food Without Land
- Container Gardening
- Indoor Vegetable Gardening
- Sprouting Microgreens
- Community Gardening
4. Start Composting
5. Raise Small Livestock Without Land
6. Practice Frugal Living
7. Hunting and Fishing
- Small Game
- Large Game
- See Article: How To Find Places To Hunt
- Edible Weeds
9. Make Your Own Herbal Medicines
10. Practice Skill Development
11. Build And Utilize A Homesteading Community
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