The Heart of a Little Homesteader

Our family is so excited for the return of an event that is near and dear to our hearts – the DIY Homesteader Festival. We’ll be producing the event together with our friends and co-founders, who also generously provide their beautiful farm as the heart of the event.  The first festival took place in 2013, with the hope that, given the right environment, people would want to take the leap to reconnect with the land and these somewhat forgotten skills – from beekeeping to herbal first aid, to food preservation.

One of my favourite parts of the festival is the DIY Kids area. If any audience really needs to reconnect with the land and experience it all hands-on, it’s our children! The kids’ area in 2013 had so many fun, natural materials for child-led exploration, as well as several workshops like Candle Dipping and Cattail Creations. It brings me so much joy that our community can celebrate childhood and respect that our children are on this journey, too. These little homesteaders – both rural and urban – have so much to learn from the animals and the land – and so much to teach us as we walk together! This is part of what I hope to share with you through my regular offerings here at Tiny Peasant.

Check out some photos from the last festival, and head on over to the DIY Homesteader Festival website for more information on this year’s event.  We’d love to see you and your little homesteaders there!

Photos: Pauline Boldt

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