The New Homesteaders

Sheltering in place changed the way we live. We started baking our own bread. We shared sourdough starters and perfected our seed loaves and rye breads. We baught chickens and grew our own food and we extended our shelving to hold more bulk dry goods. We spent more time at home, organizing and cleaning, and reimagining our homes.

We found quiet contentment in those small acts we had less time for in the past. These practices are helped us slow down and take stock of what’s important. Without knowing it, we were learning to live a more self-sufficient and sustainable life.