We have seen so many internet marketers trying to take over the homesteading market as of late, so I decided to make this list of the best homesteading blogs on the internet. These blogs will help you on your way to becoming a better homesteader.
Homesteading is not a new fad that is going to go away any time soon. The idea of homesteading has been around for hundreds of years, and will continue to remain. While you might not be able to get the free land to get started, as you could before, you can still get land rather cheap to get your started.
Whether you are looking to get started or you are looking to improve, learning new skills and getting advice from others is essential. Anything you learn from a fellow homesteader is a mistake that you don’t have to make.
Homesteading is much easier when you have a community of others that can help you reach your goals. Whether they are physically helping, giving you pep talks, or keeping you motivated through their successes, other homesteaders will help you reach new levels of success.
Being a hermit is one of the biggest pitfalls for beginner homesteaders. If you believe that being a homesteader is about removing yourself from society, then maybe you should look for something else to do with your time.
For those that are looking to learn as much as they can from others, here is a list of the X best homesteading blogs that I have found and look up to.
Top 8 homesteading blogs
The Homesteading Housewife
You can’t possibly imagine that I would write a post about the best homesteading blogs on the planet and not include myself?! I think I have one of the best blogs out there, but only time will tell. At the time this blog post was posted, I only have about 25 articles on my site but I promise that I will continue to grow.
If you are reading along and find something amazing, please leave me a comment and let me know. If you find something that you feel I missed, please don’t be afraid to do the same. I love hearing from people that are as passionate about my content as I am!
The Prairie Homestead
The Prairie Homestead is a blog written and run by Jill Winger. Jill defines herself as a homesteader, follower of Jesus, entrepreneur, gardener, essential oil junkie, mason jar fanatic, and lover of open spaces. She likes on a homestead with her family on a homestead in Wyoming, more than 45 minutes from a local grocery store.
Jill’s site is a great resource for those that are just starting out and looking for advice. It is also great for those that are experienced but are looking for a little inspiration as well.
She has written hundreds of articles that she has posted over the past 6 years. Jill writes blog posts on the life of country kids, being prepared, gardening, homesteading, and raising farm animals. She has written about everything you could possible want to know about cooking from scratch, putting everything you can into mason jars, and getting your fingernails dirty in the garden. Mrs. Wagner left the 9-5 life seven years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
I have learned much from The Prairie Homestead and I’m sure you will too. She has shared everything from recipes to gardening secrets and I can honestly say there is something for anyone on this blog. If you are going to check out any blog on this list, start with The Prairie Homestead!
The Elliott Homestead
This is one of my favorite homesteading blogs because it includes the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of homesteading. They don’t sugar coat anything so you can hear it how it really is.
The blog is run by Shaye Elliott and encompasses everything that that goes on with her homestead and family. They run a 5 acre homestead in North Central Washington where they grow organic produce and healthy natural meat.
I personally love this blog because they are modern homesteaders who do a great job at mixing the benefits of homesteading with modern tactics. If they want to build a fence, you aren’t going to see the Elliott’s using a pickax. You will see them pull their gas powered auger out of the garage and go to work.
Shaye writes a lot about food, deserts, recipes, cooking, livestock, and raising children. She even has her own published cookbook centered on healthier eating.
As I mentioned above, what separates The Elliot Homestead apart from most other homesteading blogs is the fact that they talk about everything that needs to be talked about. Many of Shaye’s posts are just talking about he she feels about life and where it is going from here. She even talks a lot about mistakes that she has made in the past.
The Self Sufficient Home Acre
Lisa Lyn at The Self Sufficient Home Acre does a great job writing a blog about being self sufficient and homesteading on a small amount of land. Lisa homesteads on just an acre of land in the Midwest United States.
She raises poultry, gardens, and purchases locally and responsibly raised meats from local farmers. Her goal is provide the healthiest foods possible for her family. It doesn’t matter if she grows the food or buys it, as long as it’s healthier that what you would find at your typical grocery store.
I find this to be one of the most inspirational blogs about homesteading that you can follow. Most people don’t have much land when they start homesteading, and Lisa does a great job of showing people what they can do with a small amount of space.
Reading through this blog, you will find recipes, gardening tips, livestock tips, and even beautiful pictures. Lisa writes about anything that she believes will help her readers in some way. Anyone that approaches their blog like that should get the full respect of the homesteading community!
Fresh Eggs Daily
The Fresh Eggs Daily blog is all about chickens! If you are looking to learn everything you could possible know about keeping chickens, this is where you want to be.
The blog itself is run by Lisa Steele on her homestead in the great state of Maine. She is a highly sought after chicken expert whose family has been raising chickens for five generations. As an established author, Julie’s work can be found in homesteading magazines and publications across the nation.
Lisa has been known for raising dozens of rare chickens on her property at any time. This is one of the best homesteading blogs for anything related to raising chickens. From keeping them cold in the winter, to what kind of diet you should be feeding your specific breed, she will get you going in the right direction.
Along with all of the chicken advice, Fresh Eggs Daily provides gardening advice, recipes, and general homesteading advice to its readers.
This great blog is run by a husband and wife team that started homesteading to get back to the basics. Jon and Ann grew up in the country, around gardening and simple living, but spent most of their adult life living a traditional modern life filled with grocery stores and GMO’s. After their children were old enough to start moving out on their own, they purchase a 14 acre farm.
I thoroughly enjoy learning from Jon and Anns experience because they are very open about what they know and when they are just guessing. If you can’t fin humor in the dumb mistakes that you make, you will have trouble getting started!
The Summer Acres blog is unique because they are looking to move back to basic living, one step at a time. The goal of this couple is to remove to cultivate a simpler, less busy, and more joyful life. They take it one skill and project at a time and just moving forward.
Some of the topic covered on this blog are hunting, gardening, livestock dare, essential oil uses, and general homesteading advice. They are a great resource for those looking to get started on a lighter note. They do a great job of teaching you what they have learned, not tell you what you are doing wrong.
The Homesteading Hippy
I enjoy reading this blog because they started from knowing and having nothing to become expert homesteaders. On 4×4 raised bed at a time, you can follow Heather’s journey throughout the entire process.
Heather started out by overcrowding small raised gardens and slowly worked towards improving her homesteading skills. She now gives up half of her yard to gardening and the other half to chickens. Now she even has her children raising livestock for meat in their local 4H club.
The Homesteading Hippy Blog shares every step that they took towards being more self-sufficient over the past 10 years. Heather, like me, is looking to encourage others that dream of becoming homesteaders to get started.
This blog covers gardening, animal care, cooking, and natural living. I particularly love Heather’s livestock articles myself. They are always very informative and straight to the point. This is one of the best homesteading blogs around if you are looking for a blog with no extra “fluff”. Most of the articles are just long enough to get her point across!
The Chicken Mama
This blog has a unique name and it can be very deceiving. While Joan does give great advice on keeping chickens, she doesn’t limit herself to the topic.
Joan lived on one acre of land in Colorado that she considers to be the perfect acre of land. She started out with a few chickens and goats and kept expanding from there. Joan quickly discovered that she was getting addicted to chickens and just kept taking them in. She loves to hang out with and write about animals.
Her blog covers topics such as chickens, goats, alpacas, pigs, DIY, recipes, and humans. I love Joan’s ability to tell a story with humor, while also teach people lessons along the way. You should really check out her blog post about the time her animals got out of their enclosure!
Joan is a great writer, and it shows in all of the posts up on The Chicken Mama blog. Her readers are always quick to join the conversation and share with their friends. That is how you know if people like a blog or not!
Chickadee Homestead is the newest blog on the list, but proves to be a real up-and-comer. Lindsey is a young homesteader that is just getting started while sharing her experiences with others along the way. She started homesteading to provide a more natural life for her children and hasn’t looked back since making that decision.
This blog is unique because it is fronted by a young woman the really knows how to connect with an audience. This is much different than the typical older crowd that is learning how to write a blog as they go. Lindsey is fully capable of using modern technology to help keep her readers well informed.
I thoroughly enjoy all of the tutorials and DIY articles that Chickadee homestead presents. She does a great job of breaking things down to an understandable level without making you feel stupid. I have learned a lot of lessons from Lindsey and that is why she is one of my favorite homesteading blogs.