I have homesteading fever! From downloading books about chicken and bee keeping from the library to searching for rent houses and land in any of several places we might move, I can’t get enough. I’m not sure whether it’s the hot sun or the fresh food at the farmer’s market or the friends that have defended their dissertations recently (two in the last week), but I feel ready for a change that would involve more time making a home!
I love the idea of an urban homestead, within walking/biking distance to the farmer’s market/co-op. Ducks and chickens in the backyard, kitties in the house, and the pup wherever I am. Lovely, medium sized garden and maybe one of these prefab sheds at the back of the yard for science writing/editing, screen printing, crafting and sewing. A basement for Hubs to brew beer and a lovely large kitchen with a gas stove and plenty of space to make cheese. Eventually (like 2+ years), this imaginary awesome homestead might even have a baby or two living there.
My current idea goes a bit against the idea of cohousing, but maybe there could be good alternatives (like this). We also have these amazing friends from college who have always [sort of] joked about starting a commune where everyone that they love would come live. As I meditate and pray about my calling, as well as continue on my current path, dreaming about all of this stuff is REALLY fun and inspiring.
What are you dreaming about lately?