Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What is modern homesteading

In an earlier post, I wrote about homesteading. Here is a good explanation of Modern Homesteading from Mother Earth News.

What exactly does the term “homesteading” mean?:
"The term “homesteading” may be familiar, but its usage can cause some confusion as its meaning has changed over the decades. For years the word referred to a free government land program and the skills necessary for pioneer living. Today the word homesteading is more apt to refer to a lifestyle that promotes greater self sufficiency. To better understand all things homesteading, here is a very brief timeline of the common use of the term."

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