Production over consumption

Homesteaders talk about being self sufficient, and that scares a lot of folks. . .

That idea is too much to even take in for most. It is for me.

How about we say we want to find some area where we CAN be self sufficient?

We can do that.

We all have somewhere we can be MUCH MORE sustainable, totally self sufficient, even. . .

Work on that. 

Don't try to make every single aspect of your existence wholly sufficient on your work along.

Life is collaborative. 

That is the only way it works. 

Do what you can on your own, within and on your land, in your life, 
but then look outside and see who you can work with, trade with and buy from to 
fill your life with things more sustainable, traditional homestead life.