Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

What are your favorite things about homesteading?

These are a few of my favorite things!
As we move into the middle of summer and head into fall, I'm reminded of so many of the things I love about homesteading (urban, suburban or rural, it doesn't really matter, now does it?).

I spend the long, summer days working in the garden with my son, watering and harvesting food for my family. I spend the evenings knitting or sewing blankets and quilts or working on the next project to keep my family warm when the weather cools. I spend the weekends baking or cooking from foods, fresh out of the garden or preserved in the pantry. And, finally, I get to share my experiences with the community of friends I have online. That's you people!

As such, I wanted to find out what parts of homesteading you like the most. I know it's hard to choose, so I made this a multiple select poll. Try to keep it to your Top 5, if you can:

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If you could only pick just one thing, what would it be?


Aimee said...

if I had to pick one, it would be "being more self-sufficient."

gloria from Veghead, etc. said...

My absolute favorite thing about homesteading is cooking creative meals with farm-fresh ingredients because home cooking is a radical activity that is already changing our food system—we have over 8,200 farmers' markets nationwide, which is a 76% increase since 2008!). Thanks for asking.

Melissa said...

Pick just one? Being more self-sufficient :)

Tina said...

My favorite thing is cooking from scratch!