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The first cool breeze of fall is here, and that means everything’s coming up hygge. Hygge (pronounced ‘hyur-guh’) always makes a comeback as fall and winter approach. This Danish word loosely translates to ‘coziness’ or ‘wellness,’ and is particularly important during dark and dreary winter months.

Winter is quickly approaching, and that means it’s high time to add some hygge to your homestead. Use these fun suggestions to add a little fun, warmth, and self-care to your homestead.

A Roaring Fire

Nothing says ‘cozy’ more than a fire. Ideally you’ve been chopping firewood since the spring months, but if you’re behind, never fear. See if you can barter with neighbors to build your firewood stores. You can always purchase firewood, too.

Thick Blankets

There’s nothing quite like cozying up under a fluffy blanket with a good book. Knit or crochet your own homemade blankets for ultimate hygge. Bonus points if you make the blanket from homestead fleece!

Burn Candles

Winter is the perfect time to turn down the lights and break out the candles. If you raise bees, whip that leftover beeswax into soothing homemade beeswax candles. Adorn them with dried herbs for a delicate scent and added comfort.

Bake!

Nothing is more comforting than a big batch of homemade cookies. Use eggs, milk, or honey from the homestead to bake delectable treats to keep you warm all winter. Tasty baked goods from the homestead also make fantastic gifts!

Homestead Potluck Parties

Hygge isn’t just about holing up in your house under a blanket. It’s about fostering a sense of community, too. Invite a few other homesteaders to a homesteading potluck party. Ask everyone to bring a food, game, or self-care item made with homestead materials. You’ll learn a few things and have a great time trading with each other!

The Bottom Line

Who says winter has to be dreary? Arm yourself with coziness to enjoy life on the homestead, no matter the weather.

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Hygge is actually a lifestyle I have been trying to adapt. I like the cozy vibe and joy it brings when we all stay together during winter. I believe this lifestyle is also suitable when it’s not winter.

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I do love to stay near to the fireplace and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. I really like the Nordic living styles and the simplicity they have. That’s what everyone basically needs.




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