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about me. #homesteader www.ourprovidenthomestead.comHello! My name is Julie. My husband and I live on a 4 acre plot of land in Southwestern Colorado with our 3 teenage children. We love this part of the country with its mountain views and beautiful seasons.

We have dabbled in homesteading over the years with a large garden, chickens and rabbits.

Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficency. It is characterized by gardening, raising animals, preserving the harvest, emergency preparedness and learning time honored skills to become more self-reliant.

This year we decided to go “all in” with our homestead. We will be replacing the chickens and rabbits we lost this winter, and hopefully add bees as well. We want to expand our garden area and have a 3 season garden. We also hope to gain more skills in homemaking and preparedness.

“Our Provident Homestead” to us means that we want to grow our homesteading skills wisely, without going into debt or getting overwhelmed. Our focus is to teach our 3 teenage sons to work hard and enjoy the fruits of their labor. We want our family to live a healthy and thrifty lifestyle. You can see more about our “why” in this post.

We would like to share our homestead journey with you. We hope to encourage new homesteaders as we increase our skills and knowledge in these areas. We don’t know it all, but we want to share with our readers everything we have learned so far. That includes the successes and failures we have had on this journey.

Here are some of the best posts to get you familiar with us:

How a City Girl Becomes a Homesteader

Companion Planting: Friends and Foes in the Garden

Emergency Water Storage for Prepared Families

7 Ways to Keep Kids Happy Eating Real Food

10 Tips to Save Money on a Real Food Budget

Raising Laying Hens on the Homestead

Find out more about getting started on your own homesteading journey by signing up for our free email course below:

Start Homesteading Wherever You Are

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Sign up for our email list and you will get this 6-Day Email Course in your inbox today! You will learn about gardening, raising animals, homesteading skills and emergency preparedness. We will also keep in touch weekly with post updates and homesteading news.

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We are so glad to have you join us! We can’t wait to get to know you better so that we can better help you achieve your homesteading goals too!

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