There Are No Dumb Questions About Homesteading
This article is after my own heart! As the author states, “Many farmish adults of today didn’t grow up in farmish families. They did not come from parents who lived as homesteaders.They were not raised in a household where everyone knew how to can. Or grow tomatoes. Or butcher a chicken. Or sew a quilt.”
That means there are A LOT of questions and it’s pretty normal to feel ‘dumb’ to ask things like “Do I need to pressure can meats?” or how about, “Can I put chicken manure right into the soil?” The thing is, unless you ask, you won’t know and that can cost you a crop, livestock, or even your livelihood!
There is no dumb question for homesteaders. No, really, I promise! Do you judge a child for asking a question? I didn’t think so, so stop judging yourself for asking questions about something you weren’t born in to! It’s better to ask and learn than not ask and make an easily avoidable mistake. If that perspective didn’t do it for you, consider the fact that most homesteaders gleefully talk about anything homesteading related and would love to answer your questions!