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The ABCs of Homesteading

Posted 02/09/2016 1:00 pm by

The ABCs of Homesteading

 

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A is for ‘Asceticism’

To become a good homesteader, you have to renounce the good stuff and lock yourself up in a monastery with no worldly possessions — just kidding! Asceticism doesn’t have to be religious or even a hardship. It is simply the act of intentionally minimizing your needs for a higher purpose.

Some people also call this voluntary simplicity, voluntary austerity, or living the good life. Homesteading takes a lot of time, energy, and resources. Unless you miraculously have more of those than you know what to do with, you are going to need to make room for them. That means “redlining” the non-essential activities in your life now.

Our modern lives are so full and hectic that it’s hard to know where our time, money, and resources go. Which is why it is important to start with a hard look at your life now and make decisions about how to pare it down to the bare minimum of activities.

 

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