Welcome to Homestead Canada
Homestead Canada Self Sufficient Living In Ontario, site covers the whole range of self-sufficient living. Follow us on our journey on our 5½ acre homestead. Work, live and profit from a 5½ acre homestead Plus DIY alternative energy solar & wind power, water pumping & purification, gardening, farming, hunting trapping fishing, herbal remedies, preserving food, soap making, candle making, frugal living .
Self Sufficient Canadian Homestead does not mean "going back" to the acceptance of a lower standard of living.
On the contrary, it is striving for a higher standard of living, for food which is fresh and organically grown, free range farm animals and tastes that are very good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings, for the health of body and peace of mind which come with hard varied work in the open air, and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully.
The tec. behind Homestead Canada self sufficiency is still quite rudimentary and can of course be improved on but it does work. The greater the number of practitioners the faster will be the rate of improvement that is the creation of technologies designed to lead people to self reliance, work enjoyment, creativity, and there fore the good life. This book is a major step along that road, and I whole heartedly commend it to you
Self Sufficient Canadian Homestead Life In Ontario Is My Way Of Life On Our Homestead.
Self Sufficient Living In Ontario
LEARN HOW to live a frugal lifestyle, frugal living is spending less than you earn. It's knowing how much you spend each month. It's reducing waste. It's making educated buying decisions rather than simply going with whatever costs the least money, don't buy unnecessary items
LEARN HOW to grow your own vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and berry bushes. Start small, with just a couple of plants, and build your garden slowly. Make the most of the space you have available to you.
LEARN HOW to cook make soup and bake from scratch. Get a second-hand bread machine to help you get an easy start. Consider purchasing a wheat grinder and grinding your own wheat. Cast iron frying pans, duch oven and a solar oven will get allot of use.
LEARN HOW to cook without electricity, how about a wood cook stove. Get yourself some good cast iron pans and a dutch oven while you´re at it.
LEARN HOW to cut, split, source and stake firewood. Remember hardwood is best, softwood will work but all wood has to be dry.
LEARN HOW to use allot of tools, start being a bit of a handy man plus how to make hand tools and learn how to repair your tools. You will need to no how to sharpen all your saws and chainsaws.
LEARN HOW to use herbal and natural remedies to treat your family´s ailments. Get a water bath canner and start canning by learning how to make jellies. Then work your way up to using a pressure canner for canning your own meat and meals-in-a-jar. Practice drying / dehydrating foods to preserve them.
LEARN HOW to milk a cow or a goat. Get backyard pastured pigs, rabbits & chickens Buff Orpingtons and or Rhode Island Reds then start eating your own fresh eggs. From there learn how to butcher your own meat. Consider learning how to keep bees and harvesting your own honey. Put up a clothesline and hang dry your clothes.
LEARN HOW to build and use root cellars they are generally constructed underground or in hillsides. I can store appropriate food and water to last until late spring when the following year's crops start to come in.
LEARN HOW to make your own household cleaners. There are tons of recipes here to help you get started.
LEARN HOW to sew. Start with hemming pants, and work your way to sewing your own clothing.
LEARN HOW to be content with less, to do without, and to make the most of what you have. Become familiar with the wild edible plants that grow in your area. Learn how to identify them, and practice using them in your meals. Consider what you can make candles goods or skills or grow yourself and sell your goods at a local farmer´s market. Practice composting your leftover fruit and veggie scraps and law cuttings instead of throwing them into the garbage.
Build your home library with books on gardening, herbal remedies, animal husbandry, preserving food, soap making, and anything homesteading and self-sufficient living related.
LEARN HOW to install rain barrels to catch water for your garden or for emergency drinking water.
LEARN HOW to use alternative energy, like solar, wind, and hydro power, have a non-electric backup plan.
LEARN HOW to hunt, fish and trap. Go to a hunt club if you don´t have land to hunt on. So, whadya think? Are you ready to call yourself a homesteader now that you know a little more about how to homestead? Which of these things are you already doing, and which can you work toward where you are right now?
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Assure yourself good shelter, reliable water and constant food.
So good luck and long life to all the readers of The Self Sufficient Canadian Homestead Life In Ontario! And if every reader of this site learns something useful to him or her that he did not know before, and could not very easily find out.
Then I shall be happy and feel that the hard work that not only I as author have put into this site, and putting it together, and illustrating it, have not worked in vain.