Any urban homesteader will tell you that the moment they get an animal that produces something for the homestead, they feel like they’ve achieved the dream. For us, it was the yard birds that made it happen. Not only do we feed these partially free-range girls a 100% organic diet on a budget, but they supply us AND several neighbors with eggs.
Urban homesteads are homesteads that are less than half an acre. Many times these homesteads are located in highly populated areas.
Andrea is a single mom who has had many opportunities to give up on her dream. She’s not going to let that happen though. She is determined to do well by her sons, regardless of the obstacles. Read all about Andrea’s journey…
When Christine says that she’s a “homesteader”, she means something a little different than a lot of people would expect. Christine lives in the city, so she doesn’t have very much space. She doesn’t have animals (yet) and she doesn’t grow much food. What she does is take care of the Earth the best way she can. She’s found the rhythm of the seasons and tries to dance with it.
“Homesteading to me means providing for my family instead of relying on mass distribution – be it the foods we eat or the products we use.” -Jessica