Calling All Homesteading or Simple Living Blogs!

~by Texas Homesteader ~

 

Recently I had a follower on my  Facebook Page share an interesting thought. They’re not located close to us and although they love reading our blog (blush) they wondered if there was a list somewhere of other homesteading blogs from homesteaders in different areas.  Their thought was that since there are some gardening season or altitude cooking differences based on location that it would be a helpful resource to have several homesteading or voluntary simplicity type blogs listed by region.  What a great idea!

CALLING ALL HOMESTEADING OR SIMPLE LIVING BLOGS! I'm compiling a list divided by area that I'll share right here on my page. #TexasHomesteader

Since readers typically come from all around I thought it would be great if there was a one-stop resource for readers to view other homesteading and/or voluntary simplicity blogs all in one place all separated by their regions.   So I’m in the process of compiling a list divided by area that I’ll share right here on my blog.  This will be a list of various blog sites that write about homesteading, simple living, or voluntary simplicity.  So if you write a farming/homesteading blog (or if you know of a great one) let’s share here! Comment below with your homestead/farm physical location as well as 1-2 sentences about your typical blog topics and include your blog link!  (I reserve the right to include only the blogs I feel fit the description of my project)  When I’ve gathered all the information I need I’ll compile the appropriate blog links into one post and even add a tab for them right here on my blog – asking all included blogs to share this list on their blogs as well.  What a great resource for the readers of all our blogs, right??  C’mon don’t be shy now – If you’d like to be included in this list and would be willing to share this list when compiled on your blog too – comment below!

~TxH~

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104 thoughts on “Calling All Homesteading or Simple Living Blogs!

  1. Andrew Mooers

    Simple living where you realize what you eat now impacts your family and years down the road. It is a choice to be outside, getting your hands dirty to give your life purpose and meaning.

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  2. Jeremy (mnhomesteader)

    Agreed, this is a great idea. My family moved to a small old neglected farmstead last fall in New York Mills, MN (Central Minnesota). We started blogging about our homesteading projects and progress on our little farm at http://mnhomesteader.com/

    Our goal is to systematically head toward living an off-grid self-sustained lifestyle. We raise animals, tend a garden, homeschool, remodeling our small house, repairing our nearly century old barn, among many other homesteader activities…

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  3. farmgal

    A small Homestead in Ontario, Canada. My blog is filled with critters, recipes, gardening, and putting up.. It follows the season’s in regards to the ebb and flow of a busy active farm.

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  4. Margy

    This is going to be an awesome list! We live in an off-the-grid float cabin on a lake in Coastal BC. When we retired from big city life, we downsized and simplified our lifestyle. At http://powellriverbooks.blogspot.com I blog about gardening, cooking, exploring the backcountry, and everyday living in this unique environment. I learn a lot from homesteading blogs and hopefully can share some of the things we’ve learned along the way. – Margy

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  5. Mindie Dittemore

    We live smack dab in the middle of Michigan. Our blog content includes critters, garden, DIY, recipes and more. Our motto is, It isn’t the amount of land you live on that makes you a homesteader, but what you do on that land. We tap maple trees and make our own syrup, cure meats, grow food to can, etc. We take a family approach to keeping the old ways alive and teaching them to our children. My sons love to bake, sew, garden and tend critters. Here is our blog if you’re interested: http://bornagainfarmgirl.blogspot.com/

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  6. daisy

    We currently live in Central Florida, with plans to move to Central North Carolina as soon as our home sells.
    We are suburban homesteaders moving to a more rural landscape where we will continue to homeschool, make our own bread, scratch cook, repurpose everything we can, and live a pragmatic and simple life. We hope to add chickens and bees to the mix, as well as become frequent vendors to the local farmers’ markets selling our homemade wares. Our blog addy is: http://www..mymaplehillfarm.blogspot.com

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  7. Kathi

    Oak Hill Homestead, located in central Oklahoma, covers goats, chickens, gardening, simple living, and DIY projects. http://www.oakhillhomestead.com

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  8. Marjan

    What a great idea! Not sure if I fit your criteria, I am from Canada, Manitoba, and I do not solely write about farming; I also write about DIY’s. Check it out if you like and see if it fits: http://www.aroundthefirepit.com

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    1. Marjan

      I am a city girl from The Netherlands who has been living in Canada for 30 years now. We raised our 4 children on a mixed farm. I love to garden and write in my blog about this. I also am an enthusiastic crafter and share my projects on my blog so others can make the same projects.

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  9. Katherine Grossman

    GRANNY MILLER hails from the Allegheny Plateau in Western Pennsylvania. I write about all things small farm and homestead with a particular emphasis on old-time country skills. I’m a born contrarian and my written work has always been peppered with plenty of strong opinion 🙂
    http://www.granny-miller.com/

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Awesome Katherine, thanks for sharing your info. I hope to complete my list soon, and hoping those included will also share the list on their own blogs. Win/win for everyone (and their blog readers as well) ~TMH~

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  10. Lesa

    Great idea, and I’m looking forward to seeing this list. We’d love to be included, we’re in northeast Ohio and I blog at www.betterhensandgardens.com about chickens, gardens, goats, honey bees and DIY. We’re on 10 acres, are trying to do things all naturally, and I occasionally consider getting organic certification.

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  11. Jennifer @ Path to Simple

    What a great idea!! I look forward to finding new blogs to read and learn from! I am located in the western US and write at: http://pathtosimple.blogspot.com/. The path to simple is a journey to identify the important and the meaningful in our lives. Along this path, we will declutter our homes, our schedules, our minds, and our hearts. This is a place to reflect upon the journey, the bumps in the road, the (hopefully minor) detours, and all the beautiful scenery along the way.

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Sounds awesome Jennifer – thanks for sharing. Can you pinpoint ‘western US’ a little closer? Many of the readers of this list will be looking for a more specific location when looking at cooking or gardening type posts since altitude and planting zones vary so drastically sometimes. ~TMH~

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  12. Tru

    What a lovely idea! I am not currently a homesteader however the idea does intrigue me this year was my first year learning to can, 🙂 I was curious how to find those country girl bloggers as I am new to this realm
    Thanks so much keep up the inspiration Have a great day!

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      You’ll want to keep an eye on the blog then, I’ll be formatting an entire post (and a tab of its own) with all of the country bloggers, broken down by region. I think it’ll be a great resource for all. ~TMH~

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  13. Lydia Noyes

    Love it! I am homesteading on a 450 acre land trust in Central Appalachia while being a caretaker to a historic home. My writing focuses on the adventures and struggles of making an old homestead productive again. It can be found at livingechoblog.com and I’m writing from West Virginia.

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  14. Lisa Murano

    What a great idea! I write 2 blogs www.FeathersInTheWoods.com and www.MuranoChickenFarm.com
    The first one is mostly farm lifestyle, gardening and natural living (herbs, EOs, food as medicine etc) the second is all about raising chickens, guineas. ducks, geese etc. I live in the middle of nowhere Western Pennsylvania. (about an hour & 1/2 north of Pittsburgh)

    Thanks so much for putting this together, I look forward to seeing the final product!
    Lisa

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Awesome Lisa – thanks for sharing your info. I hope to be ready to complete this list soon and I’m hoping all included links will also share this list on their own blogs. ~TMH~

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  15. Faithful Homesteader

    I am in North Texas and I have blog on WordPress https://faithfulhomesteader.wordpress.com/ and I also blog on GRIT http://www.grit.com/blogs/faithful-homesteader.aspx. I don’t know if we fit the bill, but I write about chickens, healthy living, and things like gardening and working to be more self sufficient.

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  16. Kris M.

    I would love to be included. We’re small farmers market producers and homesteaders at a farm in Southern BC (just a few minutes north of northern Idaho). My blog is brand new, but I’ll be sharing more preserving, gardening, cooking, and farm-family raising. My blog is www.growingwildroots.com. (And I see there’s a northern Idaho blog to check out already in the list!)

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      1. Monica

        We are in South East Texas. We blog about various livestock, DIY home projects, Canning and various recipes. Our goal is to share our venture into the homesteading life and supply tips that work for us along the way.

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  17. Amanda Idlewild

    What I great idea! Our little homestead is located in south central Alaska, which plays a huge part in daily life in everything we do. We have two chicken coops, a 2000 sq. ft garden, and a greenhouse, along with a ever-growing orchard. Growing veggies and fruits is a special task with our long, cold winters and long summer days! Come see us at http://idlewildalaska.com

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  18. Hannah@SeeingtheLovely

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to see your list of blogs! My blog is http://www.seeingthelovely.com/ and I write about simple living and seeing the beauty in the everyday. I’m passionate about living simply in Northern VA (a very busy area!), and my husband and I currently rent a 700sq ft. apartment on a farm and hope to garden in the coming months!

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  19. Jeff Arenz

    This idea is a long idea coming, and sorting it by geography is ingenious. I would be honored to be included if you see fit. My blog chronicles my journey to move my family to to more self sufficient state. In includes blogs on chickens, cows, sheep, quail, turkeys, and rabbits, gardening, building, orcharding, grafting, and anything else I can find to do. I am located in Michigan. My blog is www.homesteaddad.com

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Love it Jeff, thanks for sharing your info. This is going to be a super fun project and if all included blogs agree to share this list on their own page we can really benefit all of our readers! ~TMH~

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    1. Just Plain Marie

      I write about anything that improves your life and is green, sustainable and frugal. So I’ll have posts about chemical-free gardening, simple homemaking, food preservation, developing new healthy habits and much more.

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  20. Heavenly Bodies Organic Skin Care

    I didn’t read all the comments, but Mary from Back to Basics and Mary’s Heirloom Seeds belongs to something like this you should connect with her. She also has a no rules link up going on right now, I believe you are familiar with her.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/

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  21. Sarah-Ann

    Hey there,
    I agree with the rest of the ladies and think this is a fabulous resource for all. My blog Living Intentionally Simple is a place where I share my journey of changing my life from a chaotic materialistic one to embracing simple living & what it means to me. I currently live in NH and would love to find blogs closer to my area. I would love to be a part of this list, if my blog fits in.
    Thanks

    https://livingintentionallysimple.wordpress.com/

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  22. Sherone Taylor

    Annapearlsattic.blogspot.com is a blog about our simple life on our homestead in Wyoming. We are part owners in a small cattle/sheep ranch that was homesteaded by my husband’s family in the early 1900’s. We garden and can some of our own food, hunt and process our own meat, travel, the Mountain West, and visit as many Mountain Man Rendezvous as we can. I have been blogging since 2011 and have almost 30,000 total page views to my blog. I would be honored if you would include my blog in your homesteading list. In trade, I would be honored to put a link to your site on my blog. Thanks for your consideration.

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  23. Lori from LL Farm

    This is a great idea…I can’t wait to see the list that you compile! Not only a great idea for readers to find bloggers, but also for bloggers to find each other…love it!

    At LL Farm (LLFarmBlog.blogspot.com), we share a splash of HOME, a dash of GARDEN, a sprinkling of RECIPES, all mixed together with some DIY, and a few ANIMALS.

    ~Lori

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      EXACTLY Lori – readers will love this resource but bloggers will be able to find each other as well. I’m pretty excited about this project. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your info. ~TMH~

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  24. Sarah Anderson

    I don’t know if my blog fits this or not. Though I link up with all the homesteading ones and it seems to go over. I blog about all things herbs; recipes, teas, information, etc. I blog at thymetoembraceherbs.com. I live in California.

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  25. Debbi Benedict

    HI, I am on the Gulf coast of south central Florida – Sarasota County – about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers. My blog is The Civilized Homesteader – Living Simply, Wearing Pearls at www.debbibenedict.com. Though I have been writing my blog for almost five years, I just switched over to a homesteading/edible landscape theme two weeks ago. Prior to that, it was more about the social life in Sarasota, where I was the society columnist for the local glossy magazine, but I am completely done with that and have switched over to writing about what I truly love! My definition of an edible landscape and self-sufficiency is – an edible landscape feeds me, the birds, the bees, the butterflies, and my soul; and self-sufficiency is creating a healthy, thoughtful, meaningful lifestyle where we take care of ourselves, our homes, and each other by learning useful skills and engaging in activities that create a better community. I hope that fits into your criteria!

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  26. Vickie

    Me too! 🙂 I have a blog about setting up a sustainable (as much as we can) homestead as we retire here in Northern California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Thanks, Tammy
    http://makingoursustainablelife.com

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  27. DFW

    Love this idea! We live in the city & have a country house about 3 hours away. We plan on moving to the country once my husband retires (I retired last year). My blog is about that transition: www.countintheday.blogspot.com

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  28. Vicki Green

    What a great idea! I’m a gal who was born in the city and raised in suburbs of Western Washington. I recently retired and fulfilled my dream of moving to the country in rural Northeast Washington State. (Washington State residents will understand if I refer to myself a “westie” or a 206er who has moved to 509 country.) My blog, Life at Willeth Farm http://www.willethfarm.com is about learning to live sustainably, self-sufficiently and in harmony with nature. I post information about gardening, recipes, DIY projects, sharing the land with wildlife and observations about rural life. I would love to be included in your listing because I would like to share with and learn from others, especially those in my geographic area

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Awesome Vicki – Thanks for sharing! I’m hoping that all blogs included in this list will commit to sharing this list on their own blogs as well. What a great resource for ALL our readers! ~TMH~

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  29. MM

    I live in Northern Idaho, and blog at http://mountaintopspice.blogspot.com

    I garden, have chickens, and simple living is how we live, having downsized this past summer from a 2000+ home to a 800 sq foot home.

    This sounds like a great resource that you are compiling, and wish you luck with it!

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  30. Mert

    I live in Arizona and summer in the white mtns.
    Coming from Pennsylvania the growing season is quite different
    Thank you

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  31. Katy

    We try to live more simply at our home. We hang out laundry, own chickens (fresh eggs ~ YUM!), use cloth napkins, do gardening, our own home renovations/projects, cook a lot from scratch and are just not out to “keep up with the Jones”. 🙂 We also raise and butcher meat chickens in the nicer weather (although that is not my favorite thing! ha). If you are interested in using my blog in your list, that would be lovely! http://countryblossom.blogspot.com/

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  32. Elizabeth

    What a great idea. Our site covers a range of topics including homesteading and living an organic life style. Or recipes are sugar free and use ingredients that are unprocessed. We would love to be included in your list. www.themessyorganicmum.com

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  33. Lady Locust

    If you so desire to chose me among your lot: http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/
    We share the happenings of living in the mountains of north-eastern Oregon, producing &/or sourcing most of our food locally, while being good stewards of the land and producing as little waste as possible. Our goal is to make this look aesthetically pleasing as well. In that, sometimes we have more success than other times. Happy homesteading.

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