Homestead mentors are more important than you can ever imagine. As a modern homesteader there are so many tools at our disposal and ways we can learn so many skills (like homestead bloggers). So you may feel like that online community and a few books are all you need to start your homestead journey. And you might do just fine. But the reality is that a homestead mentor could be the difference between “just fine” and “kicking some homesteading butt”.
I found my mentor by pure accident but she has been an absolute blessing to me along the way and has become a dear friend in the process. She became a partner in my success – and a good mentor will do that for you. And you may find that you need more than one homestead mentor. You may need a garden guru, a goat expert and someone that understands the finer points of cheese making to round out your mentor needs.
The great part about being mentored is that someday you’ll be able to pay that off by mentoring someone else. These mentoring relationships will help to sustain the homestead life far into the future.