I want to share with you something that has been my number one resource for homesteading. The Ladies Homestead Gathering (LHG).
If you have never heard of it, LHG is a basically a group of local women homesteaders. BUT ITS SO MUCH MORE!
LHG is a wealth of information contained in the minds of the hundreds of members. Every one of these women are willing to share their knowledge with you. This collection of women all have their own unique talents and skills. There is more information combined in this group than ANY book could ever hold.
LHG currently only has chapters in Georgia and Pennsylvania but they are growing in leaps and bounds. If you are interested in starting a chapter contact them and they will be glad to walk you through it.
There are Face Book pages for each chapter where you can post questions or brag about collecting your first chicken egg! We also meet once a month to have discussions on everything homestead. From Ham Radios to Lacto-fermenting, Chickens to Chiggers, Soap making and herbal remedies, these meetings cover everything. LHG also has a network of farms, such as Lazy B Farm, which is owned by the LHG founder, Cyndi Ball. These farms hold classes on things like bee keeping, processing chickens, shearing sheep and canning, just to name a few.
LHG also holds an annual womens retreat and a national camping trip. I haven’t been to either yet, but I hear they are a hoot!
Not only is there tons of information available through LHG, but there is not a better place to find support or make new friendships. Since I have been an LHG member I have seen these wonderful ladies share resources and information, help solve problems, gather on Farm Work days to help members get their homestead projects finished, give support when making hard decisions such as culling and selling animals they love. I’ve also seen members help the injured and be a shoulder to cry on through the grief of the loss of a loved one. I have only been a member for a few months but in that time I have never felt more supported and valued. LHG is not just a priceless resource to me, the women in these groups have become friends like I have never had before.