While digging trenches to burry pvc pipe and extend our irrigation to newly planted trees Mikey asked me, "what does homesteading mean?" I replied that technically it meant something different from how we use it. What I was referring to was the definition of homesteading that is based on the federal Homestead Act of 1862 which reads, "an area of public land granted to any citizen willing to settle on and farm the land for at least five years." He then gave me his own definition, "it's the activity of continuous trenching and hole digging with occasional breaks to eat very healthy food." I could not disagree.
This got me thinking of our use of the term "digital homesteading," which we coined to describe our application of modern technology to solves the problems common to living on the land.
And this got me wondering what you think. How do you think homesteading should be defined in our day?