Welcome to Christian Homesteading! I am a Christian homesteader in South Florida that is learning and trying to grow my faith, family, and farm. I am not an expert but want to share my experiences and tips along the way.
We believe the Bible provides answers to living, and that Christian homesteaders need a place where they can share ideas with other believers and get encouraged. The goal of this site is to help others and build an online community for others to connect to.
What is “Christian” homesteading?
There are many Christians who practice the homestead lifestyle. Homesteading is compatible with biblical principles such as simplicity, thriftily, generosity, and simple living. The Christian homesteader must depend on God, but also use the wisdom He provides in the form of other people and resources.
The Christian perspective on homesteading is often overshadowed in the minds of socialists, pagans, and New Age thinkers. We believe the Bible provides answers to living, and that Christian homesteading can help families solve a problem faced by all families around the globe: how to work with God while He provides shelter, food, and sanitation.
“What Is Homesteading?”
Many things are associated with “homesteading”. If the homesteader could build a house on the 160 acres and live there for five years, the Homestead Act gave him 160 acres. This is how the West was founded. The government won’t give away more land. Homesteaders today pay for their land, and they share many of the following characteristics:
- They live mostly in the countryside, but there are also urban homesteaders.
- Some of their food is grown by them.
- They are financially responsible.
- They homeschool their kids.
- They are open to new energy sources like solar and wind power.
- They rely less on government and more on themselves.
- Can bunnies eat basil?One of the increasing common pets and animals people are getting are rabbits. You may be wondering what kinda treats rabbits eat and specifically if bunnies eat basil. The short answer is that bunnies eat basil. It is not toxic to them and many consider it a treat. Ideally, it is best to give them …
- Can you house train a goat?Goats being curious and intelligent animals, one could be forgiven for believing that the domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), can be house trained. The verdict from people who have tried it, says otherwise. One of the primary elements of house-training a pet is to teach him to defecate and urinate outside. That may not sound …
- Nubian Pygmy Goat: Benefits, Breading & FAQsCrossing a Nubian dairy goat with a Nigerian dwarf dairy goat results in a Nubian dwarf goat, also called a Mini Nubian. The primary objective of breeding them is to develop a smaller variety that produces good milk. The size and characteristics could vary based on their generation. After the sixth generation, though, they qualify …
- What are male goats called?Goats are a very popular backyard animal for homesteading, especially if you have limited land. Where I live, a lot of people have goats for both milk and meat. One of the first things when researching an animal to be added to your farm is to learn the terminology. A common question is, “What are …
- Do you need a rooster for hens to lay eggs?One of the most popular and first animals people get when they start homesteading is chickens. Getting fresh eggs every day is super easy and rewarding. My family has had chickens since I was a kid, but there were many questions I had when it came to starting my chicken flock a couple of years …