Howesteading is not the easiest life to live, even in the city, or maybe because of the city. One thing about homesteading, nothing much is instant. Most things take time to accomplish. Waiting takes patience and patience takes practice.
Homesteading is a contradiction to everything we, as humans in this rat race, have come to expect. I am not a very patient person by nature, I like to get in, get it done and get out. Wanting to homestead, grow our produce, keep chickens, bake breads, cook from scratch and preserve foods is teaching me (notice I didn’t put that in the past tense, yeah, I’m still learning) patience. Reaping the rewards of good patience help perpetuate the process and deepen my drive to slow down.
Are you learning to enjoy the slow down of homesteading?