Shifting Focus To Urban Homesteading

| 10/9/2018 11:09:00 AM

urban garden 

Some of the plants we got as a housewarming gift.

After a lengthy break and a house move, I am back to blogging and plan to focus on stuff such as urban homesteading, sustainable living and cultivating a community. 

During the 10 years we lived on a plot of land in a rural area, my goal was always to look out for a more remote place with more land, which would allow us to do more in terms of homesteading and especially keeping livestock. Needless to say, when life took a sharp turn and we found ourselves preparing to move to a town, I was deeply depressed. 

It felt like the shattering of a dream and, in a sense, like a total failure. I kept replaying scenarios in my head, thinking that maybe we should have done more, sacrificed more, tried harder. 

Nevertheless, I knew that homesteading and sustainability are not just for those who can do remote off-grid living. It's more about mindset than circumstances. And so I started to look into urban homesteading, and discovered inspiring examples of food production people have managed in tiny spaces. Container gardening, vertical gardening, urban chickens, community plots and other cool projects made me ashamed of doing so little with what we have had until now. Rather than needing more land, it transpired, we just needed to make better use of it!

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