Episode 226 | Can Anyone Be a Homesteader? Making Room for Homesteading in Your Busy Life | Beth Declercq of Intentional Homesteading

You want to start homesteading, but you can’t imagine how you will fit it into your full life.  Do homesteaders do farm chores from sunup to sundown?  Do you have to stay home full-time to start homesteading?  The feelings of overwhelm can be paralyzing in the beginning, but Beth helps homesteaders from all walks of life create realistic goals for their homesteads so that they can start putting one foot in front of the other.  In this conversation, we dive into the what, the why, and the how of Beth’s homesteading life in hopes that it will inspire you to get started wherever you are!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How do you “do it all” on the homestead with a large family?
  • Navigating a family rhythm that changes with the seasons
  • Thoughts on keeping dairy animals– processing milk, calf sharing, pros and cons
  • Best advice for getting started on a homestead when you have no background or skills in homesteading
  • How a desire for improved health led to a homesteading life
  • What motivates you to put in the hard work that a homesteading life requires?
  • Discerning when a homestead endeavor is not working and when it is time to move on
  • Adopting the appropriate mindset around the reality of farm animals vs. pets
  • Can you start a homestead if you can’t afford to buy heavy equipment and farm vehicles?
  • Prioritizing your commitments if you want to make room for homesteading in your life

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About Beth

Beth is a Michigan mom of seven passionate about inspiring and encouraging people to build productive and profitable homesteads even within the limitations of life.


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