Goodbye, Real Food for One. And hello to The Apartment Homestead!
If you’ve ever visited my site before, you’ll remember that it was originally called Real Food for One. While I love talking about food and developing real food recipes, homesteading has always been my true passion and dream. More and more, I’ve found myself wanting to write about gardening, food preservation, self-sufficiency, and old-fashioned forms of cooking that fall outside the “real food” umbrella.
And I want to share recipes that include sugar or white flour once in a while. Haha.
The Apartment Homestead Project
So here I am at the start of a brand new project: To become a homesteader. To learn the information and skills I need to grow, prepare, and preserve my own food. To pay off debts, develop side income streams, and save up for property of my own.
Do I live in the country? No. Do I have chickens, a dairy cow, or beehives? No. Do I have an orchard full of fruit trees? No. Do I have a kitchen with plenty of food storage space? No. Do I even have a yard? No.
I live in a condo that I share with two roommates, and an HOA maintains all the landscaping around our place. I’m a long ways away from affording land. But that’s not going to stop me, and similar circumstances shouldn’t stop you either.
Because being a homesteader is about what you do and what you learn. It’s about who you are and what you’re becoming, not about what you have or where you live.
So I hope you’ll join me in The Apartment Homestead Project, where each week for the next two years, I’ll work toward mastering a homesteading skill. As we go, I’ll share what I learn, along with my usual recipes and personal updates.