This Homesteading First Year Goals List will help a beginning homesteaders find direction during a time of great disorder and unpredictable events. Being strong of spirit and a flexible mindset with help you get through.
One, you can start up a vegetable garden and grow herbs. Pick three different vegetables; try out zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers. They will provide buckets of produce and they are easy to maintain.
If you stock up on things that you can’t grow or if they are expensive, store them properly so you can refill it not as often as it should be.
For having animals, chickens are a great place to start because they’re easy to care for, they give the benefits of cleaning out the ticks from the yard, and they can free range, reducing the cost of chicken feed. With chickens, there will be eggs to use for food. Many first time chicken owners believe a rooster will help the flock to get eggs from the hens, but it is not the case.
Besides growing your own vegetables, consider baking your own bread. Get a bread machine, flour, yeast, and salt. With these ingredients, you can make other things like tortillas, crackers, and other types of bread.
If you can successfully grow veggies, you can start to learn to save up some for later when then plants aren’t make fresh produce. A way to preserve food for the long run is by freezing some, depending on the type of produce. Carrots, celery, and onions are good to keep in the freezer. Get your growing started and learn how to be self-sufficient in producing your own food to save money.
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