10 Homesteading Blogs I Read Religiously

When I started homesteading six years ago, I was overwhelmed. I didn’t know where to start, I didn’t know how to plan, basically, I was lost. Being the researching type of person that I am I decided the best place to begin was the internet. I figured I would look up other homesteaders and see what they were doing. In that research, I came across 10 homesteading blogs that I continue to read religiously.

Each of the homesteading blogs below provides a plethora of information on pretty much every topic you can think of. I have used these blogs to plan for my chickens and other animals, to make my own cleaners and candles. to plan meals and more. Today I am sharing those blogs with you so you can find helpful information on your homesteading journey. Click the blog name to be taken to the site.

10 Homesteading Blogs I Read Religiously

The Self-Sufficient Home Acre

Written by Lisa, this homesteading site is all about attaining self-reliance on a small homestead. Her posts cover everything from growing your own food and preserving, to chickens, and more.

Lisa also has a blog hop weekly on Tuesdays called The Farm Fresh Blog Hop you may be interested in checking out for some great information from other bloggers!

While you are visiting her site make sure you sign up to get her wonderful newsletters!

The Farm Wife

This website is run by Julie, a true southern homesteader. At The Farm Wife, you will enjoy her story-type posts that show a true southern flare. Julie talks about the simple life, homemaking, and homesteading all from a true southern point of view.

Julie has 2 books written on Amazon that are amazing reads and has numerous products in her shop that every homesteader will find helpful on their journey.

Make sure you sign up for her newsletter because this is one that won’t disappoint!

Oak Hill Homestead

Kathi has been at this homestead blogging game for 12 years and her informative posts reflect that! At Oak Hill Homestead you will find articles on goats, healthy living, gardening, soap making, and more.

Kathi also hosts a blog hop every Thursday called the Simple Homestead Blog Hop so make sure you check out the wonderful posts shared there! And while you’re at it, make sure you download her free e-book Make Your Own Vinegar!

Signing up for Kathi’s newsletter will give you weekly inspiration delivered right to your inbox each week!

Home Grown Self Reliance

This website is all about preparedness through self reliance. Written by Shawna on her small Idaho farm, information is shared on everything from homesteading and home remedies to gardening and animals.

At Home Grown Self Reliance you will find a cool shop page with many items to help homesteaders on their journey towards self reliance as well as a print shop where she will be selling apparel as well.

Make sure to subscribe to her site so you can gain access to her Subscribers Page where you will find some great resources.

A Modern Homestead:

Victoria Pruitt runs this homesteading blog in Texas where she lives with her husband and one child. It is for a busier lifestyle and offers homesteading skills, recipes from scratch, and frugal living tips. You can join her on her journey and even receive tons of help getting started homesteading and even blogging!

If organic eating is your thing but you think you can’t afford it, look no further than this website! She has it to a science and she saves money at it too. Check out her website for all of the great information, products, and advice she offers!

Hidden Springs Homestead:

At Hidden Springs Homestead, Dianne offers both new and novice homesteaders the chance to learn many skills such as her specialty, canning and preserving! Make sure to sign up for her newsletter so you can check out her canning and preserving ebook also!

Dianne also has quit an extensive section on gardeing as well with pretty detaled How-To’s and informational posts.

Mr Animal Farm: 

MrAnimalFarm is a small farm in Virginia that specializes in Silkie Chickens and Nigerian Goats. They have well written informative articles and offer great information via Twitter! Their website is one of the newer homesteading blogs but has plenty of information packed within its posts.

They also have a YouTube channel with videos that everyone would enjoy.  They offer e-books and e-courses on their product page also. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter while you’re there!

Homestead Honey:

Teri Page is an off-grid homesteader in Missouri that grows her own food, raises her own animals and preserves her own food along with her husband and two children. She talks about her tiny house they built, homeschooling, living without electricity and more.

She offers an e-course and a few e-books on her site. Also offered is coaching help with your homestead. Her newsletter is filled with great information and by signing up you receive a free copy of her book Your Radical Homestead.

Not So Modern Housewife:

This site offers a plethora of information on raising livestock, backyard gardening, homestead recipes, and self-sufficient living. The Not So Modern Housewife is a great resource for the homesteader with children that lives the normal life not trying to be anything more than who they really are!

Bonnie offers some great articles on animals for the homestead too. Check out her site and sign up for her newsletter while you’re there!

Life at Cobble Hill Farms:

Staci lives on a micro-farm in upstate New York and has a very extensive and informative website about everything homesteading. I love her story found on her about page!

There are a lot of handmade goodies available for purchase on her product page, as well as wonderful meal planning and recipe articles that are pretty impressive.

Her blog posts cover everything from her animals to blogging to gardening and craft ideas. There is something there for everyone. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter while you are there!

The Little Green Shoot:

This is more of an urban homesteading site that I really enjoy. If you are living less rural and more residential or urban this may be just what you are looking for to get some great ideas for homesteading.

Every homesteader should have a list of resources to choose from.

Final Thoughts on Homesteading Blogs

I hope this small list of homesteading blogs helps you find more efficient ways of doing things on the homestead, helps you feel that you’re not alone on the homesteading journey you’re on and gives you access to a great homestead community right at your fingertips!

Do you have homesteading blogs you follow that you can share with our readers? Please share them with us below!



  1. Hi Annie! I came across your post on Pinterest and love your list! I am a fan of The Prairie Homestead as well as the Elliott Homestead myself. Jill and Shaye are so inspirational! Another amazing homestead blog is Pioneering Today by Melissa K. Norris. I’ve been following her and learning from her for a few years now and am enrolled in her Pioneering Today Academy where she teaches everything from growing food to canning and preserving to raising livestock and homesteading skills. Just thought I’d mention her blog as it’s been my number 1 resource since I started homesteading. She actually inspired me to start my own homesteading blog too, and I’ve even just started writing for her! Her website is http://www.melissknorris.com. Mine is http://www.thehouseandhomestead.com if you’re interested in checking either of them out. Glad to have found your website! Hardly anyone in “real life” gets this homesteading thing so I’ve really enjoyed meeting other like me online:)

    1. Author

      Hi Anna! I also love Pioneering Today! I read her blog as well! Congrats on writing for her! I’m happy she was an inspiration to you! I will definitely check out your blog as well! I agree about the “getting it” thing! I get strange looks and weird comments often when I tell people I homestead on my property! Glad you found my website! I look forward to a great relationship in the future!

  2. I too love the Pioneer Homestead and the Elliot Homestead. I have learned about from them. My blog is a homestead base but focusing on beekeeping. And believe me, thats a lot to focus on these days. I hope you will have time to visit me. Thank you for this post. I enjoyed it.

    1. Author

      Hello, Charlotte and thanks for taking the time to read my post! I will definitely be checking out your blog today as I too am getting ready to start beekeeping! Look forward to the new friendship!

  3. Thanks for writing this article. My husband and I recently purchased some land and I want to move towards homesteading. Honestly, there is a lot of information out there. I think I just need to pick a direction a go. Thanks, again, for sharing.

    1. Author

      Thanks so much Tara! If you are just starting out, homesteading can seem overwhelming! Check out my “Getting Started” box on the home page often as all of the posts for January will be based on new homesteaders! Hope it helps, good luck, and feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have questions! I’m here to help!

  4. Great collection. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I’m happy that you shared this helpful information with us.

    1. Author

      Thank You I am glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I love this list of blogs! Many I visit often and have favorited for future recipes and crafts. I started my homestead blog at the beginning of this year and hope to have a large collection of advice like these experts do, one day! Thank you for sharing!


  6. I googled Homesteads and found your blog. As a single mom who has always wanted to build a homestead, So, beginning this year, I finally started with what I have while living in the city. I currently have rabbits and chickens and a garden on about 1,200 square feet in my backyard. I’m enjoying every moment of it, though I had to go through some hard lessons. I’ve literally gave blood, sweat and tears to this project and I think it’s what kept me sane this year considering all the craziness going on. I’m excited to read about your adventures and learn how to fine-tune my urban homestead. Thanks for the information.

    1. Author

      Congrats on starting a lifestyle you will absolutely love and grow from! If I can be of any help at all please let me know!!

  7. Great post! I love seeing lists of other homesteading blogs – keeps me busy for hours. I’ve started one this year and am absolutely loving it.

    1. Author

      Congrats on getting started! If you need any help feel free to reach out to me!

  8. I love reading your site and check in often to see what is new. We moved to log cabin 2 years ago and have been very busy renovating and expanding our new homestead. I have started a blog http://www.sweetcabinlife.com to share our scenery, wildlife, family recipes, cabin decor and renovations with others. I hope you stop by soon.

    1. Author

      Thanks for coming by! Congrats on starting a blog! I will definitely come to check it out! If you need any help feel free to ask!

  9. Great post and have already checked out most of them. Looking forward to the rest. On another note, I’m a co-host at Farmhouse Friday Link Party and we’d love to have you link up with us. We’re trying to show our readers more homesteading accounts and think yours is a perfect fit! Hope to see you at the link party soon. Looking forward to following your blog.

    1. Author

      I would love to link up with your linky party! THanks for dropping by!

  10. Deergarden.me is a blog about a couple who retired to an off grid island on the west coast of Canada.
    They garden and build and watch the nature channel outside their door which includes whale visits.

    1. Author

      Very interesting! I will check that out!

  11. This is a really great resource. I grew up on a homestead and I’m more of a hobby farm myself, with a heavy emphasis on my gardens vs animals…it’s so nice to check in on various methods and ideologies to get inspired and motivated for my own projects!

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