I admit. At first, homesteading was intimidating. I thought, well, I don’t live on a farm, so it isn’t really homesteading. But, in reality, my dogs, kids, chickens, occasional gardening and homemade kitchen activities were the textbook definition of homesteading.
The many medical professionals, nurses and therapists who have paraded our home showed me this. They came to our home in awe (they actually think we are rich..ha!). Many love my wildflowers and my son loves to show off his chickens and dogs and tell them about our goat.
It wasn’t until I heard people from the city, say things like, “I wish I could live in the country,” that I realized what it was we were really doing out here in the semi-country. Homesteading can be hard work, it doesn’t require a college degree or even a ton of money, but what it does require is persistence. Persistence to carry out your commitment to the land and most of all to your family and your homestead.
While I may blog about homesteading through a natural lens, I share company with a ton of other bloggers and homesteaders out there. Interested? Check out some of these other homestead bloggers too!
The Prairie Homestead, written by Jill Winger is a blog I have read for several years. She and her husband, along with their children homestead in Wyoming. Jill always has creative ideas for the kitchen, caring for farm animals, DIY projects and gardening. Her practical ideas bring light to practical homesteading ideas.
Timber Creek Farm is a family-run farm filled with sheep, chickens, pigs and bees. You can find practical advice for chicken issues that arise and answer the question of whether or not pigs can clear your land. They also sell their own yarn, sheared from their sheep. There are many interesting and unique things to find on their blog.
Amy teaches us “skills for a productive home.” I like that. She has quite a bit of knowledge on how to garden and urban homesteading without animals. She writes about herbs, creating your own permaculture homestead and many other tips about gardening.
Alecia is a crafter and homesteader who specializes in creative DIY projects along with her animals, gardening, and great photography. She is talented in many things and I enjoy reading her blog.
Lindsey shares basic skills and chicken issues I don’t yet know. She has a wealth of animal knowledge like DIY projects and gardening. She also shares practical helps in the kitchen.
Tess runs a really great blog and homestead, where she shares all sorts of projects she carries out at home. Everything from making cheese, preparedness, gardening to raising baby goats.
Stony Acres is a homesteading blog that focuses on real food, backyard chickens, gardening and DIY projects. This a great down-to-earth blog with tons of practical tips on homesteading.
DaNelle raises goats and blogs about it. She also writes about tons of practical tips like how to help a goat birth a kid, essential oils, girly tips and homeschooling. I began to follow her because of her wealth of knowledge about goats. If you would also like to take up goat cross fit, you will find information on that as well…
I have followed this blog for a few years and love to see the practical tips and advice offered in keeping up a home and a homestead.
Rabbits, geese, chickens and ducks, oh my! Amy’s blog is a homesteading blend of Jesus, homemaking and animal husbandry.
Angi’s tips in the kitchen are practical everyday things we can do to make our homes happy. She writes about homesteading and DIY projects to help create a simple, sustainable life for her family
Jen writes from a very down-to-earth perspective while she lives out the homesteading life. She writes about emotions, gardening, milking a cow and how to make your own poison ivy spray.
Jenna is a mother to 7 and writes about homesteading, gardening, sewing and recipes. She as a great mix of interesting content and flip flip barnyard accurately fits her cute blog!
Kelly writes about natural and herbal DIY projects for beauty. She also shares information about teas and recipe ideas. She is also part of the Homestead Blog Hop
Homesteading in Alaska is sure to be a challenge! This blogs share plenty of information about gardening, permaculture and chickens.
This family homesteads in Ohio and writes about kitchen basics, canning, preparedness and making your own baby wipes. Then writes about why we should have pigs on the homestead.
Angi writes about gardening, chickens and bees. However, she doesn’t let that stop her from writing about crafts and homeschooling as well. She has also self-published several eBooks on homesteading issues, which she sells on her blog.
This family enterprise and blog shares with us how to live the old way, the more pioneering way of life. They live underground on 84 acres and really practice living off the land with just about everything they do. Many of us entertain homesteading on a small scale while we use electricity and technology. This family lives a rural life subsisting off the land.
This family-run farmstead blogs about gardening and frugality. They also care for their bees, chickens, goats and pigs. They sell hatching eggs and have hog services. If you want to farm, then this is a good resource blog to follow!
Little House on the 100 is a blog sharing life on a 100 acre farm in Kentucky. Jenn writes about how to homestead and live frugally off the land. She also writes about gardening, hunting and DIY projects.
Jessica has a small homestead in Maine. She writes about living off the land, chickens, DIY projects, gardening and recipes.
If I lost you with this word, urban homesteading, is just that homesteading in towns or cities. We can all start making our own, raising chickens (check your town’s rules), a goat or gardening. It all depends on what you have access to and what the laws are in your area.
Urban homesteading is a blog about backyard farming, finding wild edibles (wildcrafting), sustainability and kitchen recipes, all carried out on one acre in Massachusetts. If you ever wanted to start a farm on a budget, this is a great place to start.
This mom’s blogs shares ways to raise chickens up with your children, garden and DIY recipes. She also writes about herbs and natural remedies, as well as other mom topics.
This a blog about one mom’s quest to homestead in the city with chickens, wildcrafting and gardening. She focuses on sustainability in her small farm enterprise and publishes a magazine as well.
This is a cute, eclectic blog with a different twist. This Christine is a country girl turned city girl, and still carries with her, the art of living a country life. Her blog is sure to inspire those who dream one day of living in the country, but just can’t wait to start.
Kathy owns the top blog I know of when it comes to writing about chickens. She really is the chicken chick, and recently has begun her chicken university, where she shares all she knows about chickens, which is quite a lot. When I need to know something about chickens, Kathy is the place to go. Plus, her Instagram photos are pretty cute too!
Lisa’s blog is the second reason why I had the courage to raise backyard chickens. She creates tons of herbal know-how into her blog and has written 3 books on raising chickens and ducks for eggs. She shares plenty of practical tips on using natural remedies on her blog.