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Working on a Homestead

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on November 23, 2008


So, I have been thinking about ways in which I could earn money when I finally get my land and can do homesteading type things on it. Two major things that I plan to do are candle making and soap making. I had been planning on making the soaps from goats milk and herbs that I will grow myself. I was just reading an article on the subject of soap making from a homesteader: http://www.homestead.org/KristenEmbry/MyHomesteadIncome.htm.

My plan would be to do as much work as I could on a variety of things during the winter months, so that I could do the more homesteady, time consuming things like gardening during the summer months. The less business-type things that I had to do during the busiest months, the better.

I have been forming a list of things that I could do using my homesteading skills:

  • candle making
  • soap making
  • bath mixes
  • food mixes
  • sell access eggs, and animals
  • sell compost if I ever have too much
  • sell leftover garden produce
  • teach baking/cooking skills
  • make blankets/quilts/rugs and ornaments to sell
  • sell dried herbs and/or herbal teas
  • teach canning/food preservation and stocking up

I am not sure what other things that a homesteader could do to earn money. If you have any ideas, I am open to them.

Shannon

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