Yesterday was my one year anniversary blogging our homesteading journey. I’m not sure where the time went!
Looking back over my posts, it’s fun to see how far we’ve come here on the homestead. It really did “All Start with a Loaf of Bread.” That was our first step towards self-sufficiency. I started making our own fresh bread. The recipe has changed several times, and I admit we do still occasionally buy a loaf or two, but it was a beginning.
We’re still gathering firewood for the coming winter, an unending chore. The pile in the backyard is growing beautifully and soon we’ll have to buckle down and start splitting and stacking it all. Hard work, but so very worth it.
Our greenhouse and garden were built this spring. Both still need work, but the major construction projects are done. I picked the first of our harvest tonight! I’m thinking homemade pizza with lots of veggies for dinner tomorrow…
The biggest step, I think, is the addition of the chickens to our lives. I love our little coop! We’ve gardened before; I was an avid baker in high school; and some of my earliest memories are of hauling firewood with my parents. But chickens are a whole new experience for us. The girls are growing fast, and I’m looking forward to those wonderful, fresh eggs!
There have been many times when this journey has been overwhelming. The never ending To-Do List is always looming around the corner, but it’s so worth it. In the past year, our diets and habits have slowly changed, and the hubby and I are both healthier for it.
We love our life in our little Alaskan cabin with our three sweet pups and ever curious chickens in the backyard. God is continually blessing us every step we take, and it is because of Him that we lack for nothing and are blessed far beyond what we ever imagined.
All of the above links will take you back to the previous posts talked about here. Come and enjoy looking back on this year with me! Thank you, to all my readers, for joining us this first year of building our homestead and if you haven’t yet, come join us in the journey for many years to come! Subscribe below and see every step we take.