When I started homesteading five 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
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!
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.
Make sure you sign up for her newsletter because this is one that won’t disappoint!
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!
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.
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!
At Grow Where You Sow, Chelsea offers the new homesteader some really great advice and guidance! From gardening articles to animal husbandry to homesteading, Chelsea offers great information for the “newbie” homesteader!
Make sure you check out her new book, The Ultimate Homesteading Basics for a great beginner read! This book is super detailed and all homesteaders should have a copy.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!