In this day and age, convenience and ease of service are highly important to many individuals and families.
The internet has made instant gratification and quick service a way of life. And while these conveniences are certainly enjoyable, many people are looking for something more.
The idea of growing your own food and raising your own livestock can seem intimidating, even impossible.
For homesteaders, however, self-sufficiency is the key to their lifestyle.
Are you considering the homestead life for your family?
Check out the biggest reasons to take the leap towards a homesteading way of life.
Homesteading Can Give You a New Perspective on Food
For most of us, acquiring food is as easy as driving a couple of miles to a local grocery store. We simply choose the produce, meats and breads we want, and we buy them.
It’s quick, convenient, and takes very little time.
For homesteaders, however, the process of acquiring food takes planning and hard work. You must tend the garden and nurture the soil. You must care for your livestock and make sure they have the resources they need.
When you’ve worked hard for every morsel of food that you eat, you gain a new perspective on how precious food truly is.
You’ll gain a fresh respect for the rewards of hard work and the purity of food that you planted, grew and harvested yourself.
Homesteading Can Give You a New Perspective on Nature
If you live in a city, it can be hard to bask in the beauty of rolling hills or a pasture in the springtime.
Homesteaders, however, have a front row seat to the miracles of nature.
When you own your own land, you can live alongside the natural world—seeing, appreciating and taking advantage of all it has to offer.
Homesteading Can Give You Security
When you produce your own food, you are free from the stresses of rising prices or food shortages.
The price of milk went up by 2 dollars per gallon? If you have a milk cow, you don’t have to worry about it.
Tomatoes are three times as expensive this season? If you have your own tomato plants, you won’t be affected by the price hike.
You may also find that your garden and livestock produce a surplus of food. If so, you can stow away the extra by canning, freezing your meat and making preserves.
When you have your own source of food, you have a level of security that most people don’t.
Oh, and you also save money.
Homesteading Can Help You Stay Active
For many people, finding time to exercise is a daily struggle. When you’re a homesteader, however, being active is your way of life!
From milking, weeding or mowing to feeding livestock and tending the soil, homesteading means tons of rewarding physical activity.
There’s nothing quite like the sleep you get after a long day working on the farm.
Become a Homesteader Today
Do you aspire to be a homesteader?
Then it’s time to find the perfect piece of land.
Hurdle Land and Realty has helped many aspiring homesteaders begin their journey towards self-sufficient living.
We have gorgeous tracts of land in a variety of areas throughout Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina—all you have to do is find the one that suits you.
Contact Hurdle Land and Realty today—we’ll help you find the land that fits your dreams.