This blog is about vegan homesteading. My wife Kelle and myself (Bob) have been practicing veganic-focused homesteading for over 10 years mostly in Pennsylvania. We call our vegan homestead located in Central Pennsylvania Ahimsa (the sanskrit word for no-harm). Most blogs and web sites about homesteading are heavily focused on animal husbandry and eating animals. We wanted to show that there is an alternative to conventional animal-focused homesteading which we call vegan homesteading. Basically vegan homesteading is homesteading minus any exploitation of animals. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept of homesteading, I like Countryside Magazine founder JD Belanger’s definition:
“It’s not a single idea, but many ideas and attitudes, including a reverence for nature and a preference for country life; a desire for maximum personal self-reliance and creative leisure; a concern for family nurture and community cohesion; a certain hostility toward luxury; a belief that the primary reward of work should be well-being rather than money; a certain nostalgia for the supposed simplicities of the past and an anxiety about the technological and bureaucratic complexities of the present and the future; and a taste for the plain and functional.”
This blog will feature random thoughts on homesteading (vegan-style), relevant things we come across, and updates on what we are doing on our homestead. Your comments and input are welcomed!