Wikipedia says homesteading is:
Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale. Pursued in different ways around the world
Hmmmmm...I don't feel like a legit homesteader...but that's okay. I would self characterize our home as living in the spirit of it instead. I live in a big city with access to pretty much anything I would ever want to buy within a mile or two and it does affect my self-sufficient nature to be sure. :)
That being said- one of our hens started laying eggs this past week and it is SO fun for the boys (and me) to see the process come full circle from hatching the chicks this year for school. Ya, I can buy a dozen at the store for $2, but it's fun all the same.
And our tomatoes/peppers would have been more plentiful had I set up the drip line in July...but I was kind of busy wanting to have miss Gisella Rene` at that time...so I'll have to be happy with our sparse little crop...and weeds too. :)
next up, Vacation pictures...