That's right, with less of a reliance on energy, electricity, cable, internet, and all the other so called “important stuff”... we've managed to scale back our expenses to almost nothing.
In fact, not only are we healthier because we're no longer eating chemically altered foods... we no longer have to pay a small forture at the large “whole foods” types stores.
And like I said, we've become CLOSER as a family. There's less constant busyness that tends to keep family members isolated by themselves... either on a tablet, smart phone, or computer and video games.
Our stress levels are way down too, as we've replaced anxiety-causing technology with back to basics simple living... which soon cultivated gratitude and a peace of mind that comes with feeling CONNECTED to nature and Mother Earth.
My family and I have come to absolutely LOVE living a simple life that WE control. It feels good to not have to rely on anyone else for what my family and I need.
It's amazing to feel so independent and self-sufficient when I can take care of myself and my family MY way.
Not only have we gotten our kids back to the wholesome, old-fashioned values I grew up with... it feels good to leave the materialism and consumerism behind.
Being self-sufficient has given us a greater sense of purpose and independence. Living a minimalist life has given our children a greater sense of gratitude and appreciation for even the smallest things.
It has allowed us to teach them important life-skills that hopefully will allow them to appreciate and value what they eat, wear, and use each day.
Helping to grow our own organic wholesome food to them is more fun than playing video games! They get to not only know where it comes from... but now they can play a large part in providing the freshest, tastiest, real food.
Growing and raising nutrient-dense, organic food has helped us all become healthier... since we're no longer worried about chemicals or allergies that are in so many processed foods.
I became a homesteader because I want to be as independent as I possibly can, and I set out to grow all my own food.
I wanted to be able to feed my family and not rely on corporations or the government.
Then it snowballed from there, and every single thing I learned has been put right here in this membership area. That way, if you too want to be independent and don’t want to rely on anyone else...