Vintage Homesteading Journal
We are excited to present to you our printable Vintage themed Homesteading Journal! We worked hard on this set of printable journaling sheets to make sure that they are retro-cool and useful for journaling addicts who also love homesteading!
What Is Homesteading?
It’s no secret that the way we live can have a dramatic impact on our world. If we choose to lead more sustainable lifestyles that have the potential to reverse and improve much of the damage that has been done from previous generations, we accept our role as custodians of the Earth for this generation and the next.
Being green and being self-sufficient is not an act; it’s a way of life. It takes more than recycling products or utilizing reusable bags. When you learn to live a truly sustainable lifestyle, everything will click. You’ll see the world in a different light and learn to appreciate our natural resources. This is the attitude that many people have already adopted as they explored the thrill and excitement of homesteading.
Homesteading is a basic term that applies to anyone who values and practices sustainability and self-sufficiency. Homesteading involves growing your food, producing your own power, and incorporating other healthy lifestyle changes such as volunteering for sustainable organizations, reusing and recycling products, and lessening reliance on vehicles.
Urban homesteading takes the idea of homesteading one step further by encouraging those who live in the city to lead a sustainable lifestyle. These city-dwellers focus on sustainable agriculture and permaculture that pertains to urban living. All that is required to be a homesteader is a passion to live more sustainably. The benefits to the home, environment and our health are endless.
What Does Homesteading Involve?
Homesteading does not mean that you have to live without today’s conveniences. Just because you choose to live “off the grid” doesn’t mean that you have to give up electricity or adopt a career of farming. You can generate your own electricity using wind turbines, hydropower or photovoltaics, and you can have an emerging business that you operate from the Internet within your own home. The goal is to reduce your carbon footprint and live a sustainable lifestyle in all aspects.
One of the most enjoyable and simplest ways to involve yourself in homesteading is to grow your own food. This includes growing herbs, fruits and vegetables or buying locally grown produce. It may mean keeping chickens for meat and eggs, raising turkeys or pigs or keeping bees for honey. Homesteaders may keep goats for fresh milk and dairy products as well. They focus on making their own furniture using wood and other natural resources, and they keep things simple by sewing their own clothes, napkins and linens.
Homesteading is, in its simplest terms, back to the basics.
Inside Your Beautiful Bundle:
When you purchase our Vintage Homesteading Journal, you will receive 5 pdf files with 61 printable journal sheets in the Vintage theme.
Here’s a list of all the type of printable sheets you will be receiving:
- Cover Page and Belongs to Page
- Annual and Monthly Projects and Goals
- Monthly Income Tracker
- Weekly Schedules
- Weekly Chores Planner
- Garden Layout Planner
- Monthly Garden Planners
- Contact Pages
- Seed Planting Log
- Flower, Herb, and Vegetable Tracker
- Seed Harvest Log
- Flower Harvest Log
- Herb Harvest Log
- Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Log
- Produce Preservation Methods
- Preserves Recipe
- Monthly and Annual Egg Production Tracker
- Beehive Inspection Log
- Market Planner and Preparation
- Market Inventory and Price List
- Market Product Sales Log
- Notes Pages
- Divider Pages
Take A Peep Inside Your Vintage Homesteading Journal:
How Is Homesteading Relevant Today?
In a world that is so dependent on technology, large factories, power plants, internationally made products and outsourced services, it’s hard to believe that homesteading has any room to thrive. Yet some families are turning the corner and appreciating this simpler way of life where they can remove themselves from the commodities of modern-day living and grow closer to nature. Being self-sufficient is something that we must strive for; it does come easily on our own, especially in an environment where things are readily available.
When you think about today’s technology, everything is on-demand. Music, movies and TV series can be streamed, and smartphone apps give us information about our bank accounts, weather and traffic instantly. We don’t like to wait; we want everything now. Another modern-day trend has been outsourced manufacturing plants and customer service.
Homesteading takes a new approach to life in the 21st century. It removes us from the technology-driven lifestyle that we have and allows us to appreciate the simple things in life. It teaches us to utilize what’s right in front of us. It means getting back to the basics and finding happiness in Mother Nature, where true happiness lies. Homesteading encourages an uncomplicated way of life that restores our relationship with nature and those important people around us. It helps us to be more resourceful and find creative solutions for producing energy, finding work and eating wholesomely.
Are There Economic Benefits To Homesteading?
Homesteading is a smart economical choice. Homesteading involves a lower cost of living compared to conventional patterns of living, and resources are more carefully conserved. If you consider the cost of food, you know firsthand how expensive it can be to shop for groceries.
Saving on food is helpful from an economic standpoint, as well as conserving resources like water, electricity and fertilizer. In order to make money, homesteaders may produce handmade crafts or goods that appeal to high-earning families in order to meet financial needs. And, with the help of solar panels, electricity generators and farming equipment, it can make both financial and practical sense to live a life of homesteading in order to meet financial and self-sufficiency needs.
Being A Homesteader Is Rewarding And Self-Fulfilling
There’s no doubt that you’ll get some strange looks from others as you try to adopt a more homestead-active lifestyle. It’s not that people don’t appreciate this simpler way of life; in fact, it’s something to strive for. Yet it’s just different from what we know, and many people simply don’t know how or where to start. Keep in mind that there’s no one right way to lead a homesteading lifestyle. You can start making smart changes today such as by growing your own garden, investing in a chicken coop, or starting your own in-home business. You’ll find the rewards to be so great that you’ll want to continue on your journey.
Homesteaders often report that they feel that their way of life is more rewarding and healthier than conventional living. The only way you’ll know for sure is by trying. Start implementing healthy changes with a homesteading lifestyle and enjoy the many benefits that you can expect along the way.
Want to record your homesteading journey and projects, and track your homesteading lifestyle business? Buy our beautiful Vintage themed Homesteading Journal today…