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10 Confessions of a Modern Homesteader

What do you think a modern homesteader should be like? Click here to see my 10 confessions of a modern homesteader and how to break the stereotypes. Confessions | Homesteading for Beginners | Modern Homesteading

Homesteading can be a daunting goal.

You need to. . .

  • Grow a big garden
  • Preserve your harvest
  • Raise animals for food
  • Keep a clean house
  • Cook healthy meals from scratch
  • Stick to a budget
  • Save for a rainy day
  • Put away food and supplies for an emergency
  • The list goes on and on.

What do you think a modern homesteader should be like? Click here to see my 10 confessions of a modern homesteader and how to break the stereotypes. Confessions | Homesteading for Beginners | Modern Homesteading

So naturally, anyone that starts a blog and publicly proclaims themselves as homesteader must be a superhero, right? They must do it all and with a smile.

Obviously, life doesn’t work that way. I talked in an earlier post about my homesteading failure this spring.

Today, I want to confess 10 things that will help you understand that while I am a self proclaimed modern homesteader, I’m also just a person.

I’m not good at everything. I don’t know everything there is to know about homesteading. I’m not perfect.

Here we go!

What do you think a modern homesteader should be like? Click here to see my 10 confessions of a modern homesteader and how to break the stereotypes. Confessions | Homesteading for Beginners | Modern Homesteading

10 Confessions of a Modern Homesteader:

  1. I kill all house plants. I know, right? I do great in the garden but for some reason I forget about houseplants and they die from neglect.
  2. I am allergic to animals. It has gotten better since I am around them all of the time, but I am still allergic to dogs, cats, horses or anything else with long hair.
  3. I don’t like avocados. They are super healthy for you, but I can’t stand the taste. Others in my family love them, so I will use them in recipes sometimes, but I don’t eat them.
  4. My least favorite room to clean in the house is the bathroom. I always put it off to the last, which isn’t smart.
  5. I have a history degree from Texas A&M University, which is an agricultural school, but I never took a class in agriculture. I wish I had now.
  6. Since our house fire 3 years ago, I have a box of photos that I need to put in scrapbooks but I have a mental block towards this task. I think it is because when I open the box they are in, I smell smoke.
  7. I take notes in spiral notebooks for whatever new thing I am trying to learn. I have tons of notebooks all over the house, but I hardly ever look at them again once I’ve made the notes.
  8. I live in Colorado, but I don’t like the winter time. It is fun until New Year’s, and then I get tired of the cold and hassle of the snow.
  9. There are weeds in my garden. Lots of weeds. I try to pull them before I take a picture, but they always come back.
  10. I am really struggling with raising 3 teenage boys right now. I know I’m going to miss the good stuff when they are gone, but I am just wondering how I am going to raise them to be the men I know they can be.
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So that is it! Are you shocked? Surprised? Disappointed? Sometimes readers see bloggers as people that have it all together. Clearly I am far away from that ideal. But I just want you to know that I am a real person with real struggles. I learn new things every day and try my best to share and grow as much as possible. I want to be here to help you on your homesteading journey even though I don’t have it all figured out. Is that okay? I hope so because I am having a blast doing it!

What do you think a modern homesteader should be like? Click here to see my 10 confessions of a modern homesteader and how to break the stereotypes. Confessions | Homesteading for Beginners | Modern Homesteading

Is there anything you would like to confess about your homesteading journey? Please let us know in the comments below. Thanks!

2 comments

  1. Rhonda

    I kill house plants too! Course I’m not that great in the garden either. But the real shocker for me was #7. I do that too!! Tons of notebooks! Who knows where they went?

    Reply

    1. Julie @ Our Provident Homestead

      That’s so funny. I am a notebookaholic! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

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