Whether you want to go off grid or just get back to a simpler kind of life, these blogs are a must-read.
I love learning new things, especially when it has to do with running a functional homestead. Some skills have been lost over time and generations. The things that our grandparents did back in the “good old days” to get by have been either overlooked or outsourced. Think of how many things just in our kitchen have been left to supermarkets and convenience foods.
Getting back to the “simpler” life is really not about making life simple. It is about making your life work in ways that are less dependent on capitalism and big business. It’s about learning how to be self-sufficient. We who want a different lifestyle than the one that we have walked into.
Make Tech Work For You
We live in a tech age. Our children are learning how to operate computers and other electronic gadgets. But what if one day all of that goes away. Can your children (or YOU for that matter) survive without being dependent upon society as a whole?
I am not a doomsday fanatic by any means. But I accept that at this time in our culture, homesteading, homemaking, and other self-sufficient skills have been overlooked as being important. We no longer even cook at home so that our children have the opportunity to learn how.
I doubt technology or the internet is going away any time soon. So we may as well use it as a learning tool to become more self-sufficient people.
These blogs are excellent resources to do just that.
Top 10 Must Read Homesteading Blogs of 2019
The homestead blog of Jill, who is a gardener, a farm animal raiser, and an essential oil junkie. She definitely shows the freedom brought by homesteading. She definitely inspires others to create their own homesteading story as well.
Quinn has a gorgeous homesteading blog where she talks about the homesteading lifestyle. She developed the Smartsteader App that helps you keep track of homesteading expenses and production yields.
I love Jen’s blog. She started her homestead journey from tragedy. She’s definitely an inspiration and a role model for those of us who want to change our lifestyles for the better.
Victoria is a born and raised 10th generation Texan with roots in Southern “from scratch” cooking, and common sense living. With a family of three living on one income, she is an expert on frugal living and not only has her family paid off $60,000 in debt in three years, but she has figured out how to eat an all-organic diet for $188/month!
Terry shares their off-grid homesteading, homeschooling life with the hope that it could also help others start their homesteading dream.
Sheye’s blog is filled with homesteading experiences. She shares the best ways to enjoy life on the farm, such as canning, using cloth diapers (like my mother did on me back in the day), and recipes for tasty dishes you can make using the crops you’ve grown!
Linsdey’s site is where she shares her love for all things simple, delicious, natural, and homesteading. Her focus is on natural and organic farming practices, as she strives for her goal of raising and growing 80% of their own food. Her tagline, “Simple Living, Naturally” is a perfect representation of what her focus is.
Heather started her homesteading adventure in 2006 with some raised beds and a lot of seeds! Her journey of learning how to be a homesteader is an inspiration to anyone who wants to learn to run a successful homestead.
Melissa runs a blog, podcast, and academy sharing all of her knowledge of homesteading and the homestead lifestyle. Her topics include gardening, livestock and homestead animals and food preservation, just to name a few.
Jessica focuses her site on homestead living, gardening, real food, and homestead animals. She does all her homesteading on just a 1/4 of an acre in Maine. Talk about inspirational. She shows us that no matter where you are if there is the willingness to homestead, you can do it too.
And of course, make sure you visit us here at A Hippy and a Redneck. We will be posting more about our personal homesteading journey as time passes. We both want to be able to not only share our journey but to teach you how to homestead simply and cheaply. From real food to preserving to general homestead tasks, we want you to join us along the way.
Want more information on homesteading but live in town? Check out our list of the Top Ten Urban Homesteading Blogs here.