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!

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by ~*Journey*~ on August 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog today and can’t wait to dive right in! What a breath of fresh air; a place for VEGAN Homesteading info, thoughts, ideas, etc. THANK YOU!!
    Sadly, I live in the city with little property (which also happens to be “governed” by an Association – double UGH!!) But, I’m trying to look into organic container gardening and I’m interested in growing at least some of my own food (organically). The other thing is……I live in South Florida (zone 10 – I believe) where it’s VERY hot and I have no idea what would grow best here or what to plant, when. At any rate, I look forward to reading everything here on your blog!

    Have a beautiful day!


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