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Today's episode I pull back the curtain on homesteading and share what we've been struggling with this past month and how we came to our decision when pressed for time and resources.
It's easy to romanticize homesteading, because there is a lot of cool things to be gained from raising your own food and doing it yourself, but there's also a struggle for time and money.
When it came to deciding if we were going to raise our own meat chickens again this year, I really didn't want to do it.
I already feel behind on everything and I know that adding in 15 chicks that have to be attended to do every day is one more thing on my plate. I was seriously tempted to skip it this year.
You may be struggling with deciding on what to raise on your homestead this year.
Even homesteaders can't do it all, we have to choose wisely what we're investing our time and money in.
How do you decide what you have time and money for?
By using the above criteria, we determined to raise the meat birds this year but to purchase our jalapeno pepper starts from the store.
The exact grow light I use to start all of our tomatoes
Planting charts in my book–> The Made-from-Scratch Life
Organic potting soil I use w/ compost to avoid fungus, dampening off disease and insects
Seed heating mats to increase germination and the growth of warm weather plants
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Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.