My name is David, and I’m The Homesteading Hippy.
I have a preoccupation with foods, both cultivated and wild. When possible, I try to keep a garden to grow some of my own vegetables. I also love to forage for wild foods, and enjoy fishing and hunting for food. Baking and preserving food are also interests of mine, so I’ll write quite a bit about these as well.
My dream is to someday have a small farm. Ideally, I would also have a regular job, and not take on more homesteading projects than I could deal with in my spare time. I feel that total self-sufficiency is neither feasible nor desirable, but I would like to produce enough to feed my family and possibly have enough to sell to break even on the costs.
I walk a lot, and try to spend a few hours outside whenever I can. If I see something interesting, I’ll take some pictures and they’ll end up on here as well. I especially enjoy photographing invertebrates up close, but I’ll take pictures of just about anything that catches my attention.
My collection of animals is extensive, including fish, lizards, snakes, and a ferret. I have worked as a keeper of reptiles and fish professionally as well.
The purpose of The Homesteading Hippy is twofold. Firstly, I want to share the information that I discover. Secondly, I want to learn form other people who have done the same things, or who have ideas for projects I can try. By all means, comment with any questions, comments, ideas, suggestions, or musings that you may have.
Thank you all,
~The Homesteading Hippy