~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!
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!
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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…
Sounds like a handful for sure, but also much fun & fulfillment. Thanks for sharing, Jeremy ~TxH~
That’s a great idea! I mainly blog about real food but hope to have a full homestead one day.
I’m from Rhode Island but will soon be moving to Connecticut
Thanks so much for the quick response Kailyn! I’m hoping to finish the list soon. ~TxH~
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.
Thanks gal! ~TxH~
Love it Mindie – thanks for sharing! ~TxH~
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 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
So awesome Margy, thanks for sharing your info. I’m finalizing the list now & hope to publish soon! ~TxH~
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
Awesome Daisy, thanks for sharing your info. ~TxH~
That sounds like a lot of info can be shared – amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty
It will be so helpful to readers of all our blogs to share this valuable network. ~TxH~
Oak Hill Homestead, located in central Oklahoma, covers goats, chickens, gardening, simple living, and DIY projects. http://www.oakhillhomestead.com
Thanks for sharing your info Kathi! ~TxH~
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
I’ll be sure to stop by & check it out Marjan, thanks for sharing! ~TxH~
Thanks for the comment, see below
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.
Awesome, thanks for the quick response Marjan. I’m hoping to complete this list in the coming days and publish soon. ~TxH~
Hi there! I just started my blog called montana happy. Thanks in advance for your consideration!
Can you tell me a little about your blog Kelly? Just a line or two about your typical blog post focus. Thanks ~TxH~
Thanks for sharing your info Joanne. I’m hoping to complete my list next week. ~TxH~
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) ~TxH~
I blog from Middle Tennessee. https://fruitsoflaborblog.wordpress.com/
My blog focuses on growing, preserving and preparing food from our farm.
Awesome April, thanks for sharing your info. I’m hoping to begin preparing my list in the next week or so. What a fun project! ~TxH~
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. ~TxH~
Hi. I write from beautiful Colorado.
Sounds like you’ve got your hands full Lesa! Fulfilling though, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing your info. ~TxH~
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!
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. ~TxH~
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.
Caretaker to a historic home – how exciting Lydia. Thanks for sharing your info. ~TxH~
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. ~TxH~
I write a lot of recipes, but also post about animal care, gardening, and simple living. I’m located in Central Florida, zone 9a.
Awesome, thanks Bonnie! ~TxH~
Awesome, thanks for sharing your information. ~TxH~
Awesome Kris, thanks for sharing your info. I’ll be completing my list very soon. ~TxH~
Can you tell me a little more Monica? Where are you located? Can you include a couple of lines that explain what topics you blog about? ~TxH~
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.
What a great idea! I can’t wait to see your list once it’s ready! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday 🙂
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
Love it Amanda, thanks for sharing your info. ~TxH~
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!
Awesome Hanna – thanks for sharing your info. Good luck on that garden – how fun! ~TxH~
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 http://www.homesteaddad.com
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! ~TxH~
I blog at Just Plain Marie. I’m in the back woods of Nova Scotia, Canada. I’m an off-grid homesteader.
I’ve loved your page for a long time, thanks for sharing your info. ~TxH~
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.
Perfect, just the info I was looking for. Thanks! ~TxH~
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.
I am familiar with the back to Basics site, thanks for sharing. ~TxH~
What a great idea!!
…and a heck of a fun project too! ~TxH~
Awesome Sara-Ann, thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to start compiling my list. ~TxH~
I forgot to mention that the name of our ranch is the Taylor Red Angus Ranch, so we go together, now, don’t we?
Gotta love those Taylors, eh Sherone? Glad to have you here. Thanks for sharing your info. ~TxH~
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.
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.
We live in Ohio.
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. ~TxH~
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.
Thanks for sharing your site Sarah. ~TxH~
This is such a handy resource!!! Can’t wait to see the published list!
I’m pretty excited too! I think it will be a great resource for all the various blog’s readers. ~TxH~
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 http://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!
I’m a big fan of edible landscape as well Debbi. Thanks for sharing your info. ~TxH~
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
Awesome Vickie – thanks for weighing in! ~TxH~
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: http://www.countintheday.blogspot.com
We are currently living in the city Florida but will be moving to the country in Georgia.
Since your posts from here back will be from Florida, we’ll start you there for now. Thanks for the quick response. ~TxH~
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! ~TxH~
Sounds wonderful Kailyn, thanks for sharing! ~TxH~
Awesome, thanks for sharing your site MM. ~TxH~
Love it Lady Locust – thanks for sharing! ~TxH~
Love how you strive to keep your lives and home simple, Katy. Thanks for sharing. ~TxH~
We live in Michigan and would love to be included if I fit your criteria! Thanks!
Vickie, care to share a couple of sentences outlining what your blog is about?
I live in Arizona and summer in the white mtns.
Coming from Pennsylvania the growing season is quite different
I’m hoping to share blogs from all around – something for everyone, Mert! ~TxH~
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. http://www.themessyorganicmum.com
Awesome Elizabeth. Where are you located? ~TxH~