Thursday, October 4, 2012

One small step: New series on small steps towards homesteading

I've been thinking about a few ways to help myself get organized (AGH) and also to improve my blog as a kind of place that people could follow along, be interactive and let me know what they are up to also. I will continue to post as I normally do , ( about yummy pies, salsas and other recipes, outings with the kids, my adventures in gardening etc.) but I also want to add a little maybe weekly section called " One small step".

This will just be a sort of challenge to myself and to my blogger friends for something very small we can do together towards our Quest to building our Homesteading Utopia.

Some of you may already do it, if so then HOORAY, you can help the rest of us. Some things you may have no interest in doing. No worries. Just thought this would be a fun way to share my thoughts a little more clearly.

Some ideas I have include:
Buying one extra bulk item per month, utilizing eggs more in my weekly menu, thrift store shopping, purging unwanted /un-needed items from our home, trying new whole foods recipes, baking our own bread for a month, menu planning, specific challenges in the garden etc. Books I'd like to read, book reviews etc.

I would love to hear from some of you guys also, just some really small steps to get us all on the path towards sustainability. Be looking for some posts soon, helping us all towards our goal, one small step at a time....

Happy Homesteading!


  1. Sounds good! Don't know about making my own bread, since Hubs is particular about his sandwich bread, but I'm willing to give just about anything else a try. Let's go!


    1. Maybe you can find a recipe he likes! My kids aren't fond of the sandwich type bread so much either, i have to make them rolls or buns for their sandwiches. Oh the things we do for those we love. :)

  2. Hi Rachel! So glad you are going to do this! I love trying to live a more sustainable life! There's so much to learn and try! I like the small step approach, so as not to become overwhelmed. Hope you will be posting often, as I love reading about this type of thing! One thing I need to do also, is use my eggs more. We typically eat them fried or scrambled for breakfast, but I want to try some frittata recipes. I love baking my own bread, but I'm usually the only one to consume it. Therefore, it gets moldy before I use it all. There are recipes for day old bread I can utilize to solve this problem. I am also about to make my first ever, homemade soap! I'm really excited to do this and I will share it on my blog. These are just some of the many things I enjoy doing and sharing with others! Blessings from Bama!

    1. I am thinking that I could do an entire week on egg recipes. Ways to use eggs that we typically don't think of... I have a great homeade pasta recipes that uses I think 4 or 5 eggs. Thanks for stopping by and be on the lookout for a week of nothing but eggs soon... Thanks for the great idea!