10 Confessions of a Modern Homesteader (Who Kills House Plants & More)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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  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?

    1. Julie @ Our Provident Homestead

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

  2. Sheri Fuca

    I so appreciate your honesty! The reason people look at boogers as having it all together that the bloggers only show or say things that seem “all together” or perfect. Let’s face it, life is real so no one’s perfect.
    I’m new to your blog and wondering, where in Colorado. We are expecting to be moving to CO soon.

    1. Julie @ Our Provident Homestead

      Thanks so much! No one has it all together all the time! We live in the Four Corners Area (SW) of Colorado in Cortez. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Celene

    I hate winter and have notebooks all over the house that I never look at again either.

    1. Julie @ Our Provident Homestead

      It sounds like we are kindred spirits! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Sonny Harmon

    Julie you have only 10 . I started homesteading 8 years ago it a lot of learning.But after you been at it for a few years it is the best life in the world .

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