The New Homesteaders
Sheltering in place has changed the way we live. We’re baking our own bread. We’re sharing sourdough starters and perfecting our seed loaves and rye breads. We’re raising chickens and growing our own food and we’ve extended our shelving to hold more bulk dry goods.We’re doing less washing and line-drying inside. We spend more time at home, so we spend more time organizing and cleaning–and we find quiet contentment in those small acts we’ve had less time for in the past.These practices are helping us to slow down and take stock of what’s important, but they’re also a prerequisite to a self-sufficient and more sustainable life.