Urban homesteading is a comprehensive term describing the practice of providing for one’s own needs in an urban residential setting. It can be practiced through home gardening, conservation of resources such as water and electricity, and even raising small livestock for personal consumption. Urban homesteading serves multiple purposes, including self sufficiency and environmental conservation.
Homesteading is a term that goes back as far as the 1860’s when the United States Congress passed the Homestead Act, which gave ownership of 160 acres of land to a family if they were able to live on and cultivate it for five years. It was how the west was settled and the term has come back up in modern times, but in a different sense.
Although squirrels are endearing little critters, they love to chew and nibble on almost everything in your garden. Occasionally, they will chew through wood, becoming a nuisance by invading attics or other parts of your home. With natural, environmentally safe sprays, physical barriers, or a combination of the two, you can limit the damage squirrels do.
As much as homeowners want to be optimistic and say “Oh, it will never happen to me”, the fact of the matter is a burglary occurs once every minute, according to some statistics. No one should wait until they become a victim to take action to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their belongings. Home security systems are an easy and reliable way to protect a home from invasion, and choosing the right security system can make all the difference in the world.