One of the best things about homesteading in 2021 is the fact that there are so many people experimenting, learning, failing, and sharing their stories. To help with that, I’ve gathered my favorite homesteading bloggers (besides me of course!) for you to read in 2021!
You can learn new recipes, get inspiration for your next homesteading project, be entertained and make virtual homesteading friends.
When we first moved to our homestead, we made it a point to meet all of our neighbors.
It surprised us to find out that they all shared in our homesteading passion. One raises cattle, one raises bees, one’s an excellent gardener.
But we’ve learned from each of them.
Whether you live in the country or an apartment, these homesteading bloggers can act as your virtual neighbors – sharing their stories, their knowledge, their passion.
Give each of them a look, sign up for their newsletters, surround yourself with people who are passionate about homesteading and will help and support you on your journey.
“To remain far-sighted, you need to surround yourself with far-sighted visionaries. You need to surround yourself with people who think like you. You need to surround yourself with people who speak the same language as you. You need to surround yourself with people who fight and refuse to give up on their destiny. You need to surround yourself with people whose testimonies give you reasons to press on.”
These great blogs cover everything from country life, fruit trees, diy projects, sustainable agriculture and all things homestead living.
And so, in no particular order, here are the best homesteading blogs that I still visit regularly.
13 Awesome Blogs About Homesteading
1. Just Plain Living – Sustainable Living to Heal Body and Soul
Marie’s blog Just Plan Living speaks to me on a deep level. She also believes that self sufficiency is the key to a good life.
Check out her story of being a city homesteader, an off-grid out in the boonies homesteader, and now an on-grid, rural town homesteader.
She writes about essential oils, growing your own food, gardening, homemaking and has a TON of beautiful recipes on her homesteading blog.
2. Weed em and Reep
If you’re looking at beginning on a small homestead, DaNelle is your girl!
She takes backyard chickens, urban homesteading, animal husbandry, and her blog posts are a great resource for everyone trying to create a sustainable life without a large plot of land.
She mainly deals with small livestock but creates a beautiful homesteading lifestyle with what she’s got! Her Youtube Channel is one I refer to regularly.
Besides the fact that Shaye and her husband and children are gorgeous, her photography is gorgeous, and her recipes have now become my family’s favorites.
Her raw, honest, deep way of writing speaks to me on a deeper level.
She doesn’t just talk about recipes and essential oils, she talks about the why of homesteading. The why of a self-sufficient lifestyle.
The why behind simple living, healthy living, and the challenges of a modern homestead.
And reading her words on her beautiful blog about it gives me permission to share my own heart and vulnerability.
If you cuddle up with a cup of tea and a good book at night, next time, try cuddling up with a cup of tea and Shaye’s site.
4. Back to Our Roots – Traditional Foods, Old-Fashioned Crafts, Frugal Living
Cery at Back to Our Roots writes all things homesteading and homemaking, but her focus is on delicious home-grown recipes, traditional foods and preservation techniques.
Cery teaches us how to skip the grocery store, create a natural home, and so much more!
Want to learn more about canning, traditional fats like lard, and sourdough? Cery’s your girl.
Reformation Acres has it all – DIY crafts, recipes, printables, gardening tips, how to raise farm animals, and even a homesteading app.
This beautiful website is full of hours of useful reading, instruction, and inspiration.
Her homesteading printables may finally help me get organized this year! (lol here’s to hoping)
6. Dogwood Pond Farms – Naturally Farm Fresh Living
If you need help in the garden, Katherine at Dogwood Pong Farms is my favorite.
Her personal blog talks about country living, no-till gardening, composting, beneficial insects, and how to cook the produce you grow from your garden.
I love how effortlessly she combines personal stories with facts. She truly feels like an old friend chatting about her organic garden over coffee.
7. The Prairie Homestead
Another jam-packed (hehe get it?) homesteading blog full of information. Jill and her husband and three kids homestead on a 67 acre farm in Wyoming.
She covers everything from essential oils, livestock, gardening, recipes, and homesteading skills.
She also has a ton of beautiful ebooks for sale and a newsletter worth subscribing to!
8. Original Homesteading – Traditional Simple Living
Living in western Wyoming, Cathy has raised her seven children and several home businesses and farm on one income.
She believes that frugal tips, healthy recipes, and a simple lifestyle can help you develop YOUR original, unique, homestead.
Her experience and enthusiasm are addictive.
Her wide range of information is an endless source of inspiration. Definitely check her out.
9. Pioneering Today – Best Homesteading Blog
If podcasts or an online homesteading academy are more your style, I cannot recommend Melissa Norris enough.
Don’t get me wrong, she also has a lovely blog, but when I’m driving, or out in the garden, I prefer to listen to her podcast.
10. Healing Harvest Homestead– Inspiring Simple Self-Reliance
Heidi might be my favorite homesteading blogger. Her posts mainly focus around herbal medicine, DIY health products, and essential oils.
Her newsletters are fantastic! Each one is FULL of helpful home remedies, tips, advice and more.
I usually don’t have a lot of time for my inbox, but I always make sure to take the time to read Heidi’s.
11. Souly Rested – because simple joys require hard work
Michelle from Souly Rested is a kindred spirit. She lovingly shares details about her 200 year old farmhouse, cooking with the lilac bushes growing outside her front door, and surviving grief.
Her honest, thoughtful, soulful posts let you know you’re not alone.
I find that she’s often like me – looking at the world around her and seeing what fun, new experiments she can do with them.
Like taping the maple trees in her backyard and developing an entire maple syrup how-to and cookbook.
If you’re looking for a dear friend and down-to-earth homesteading mama in homesteading blogs, she’s your girl.
Mindy’s story echoes my own. Her personal experiences iwith fnancial difficulties led her and her family to search for a simple life, and more self-sufficient way of life…that ended up have dozens of other benefits!
A homesteader was born.
Now she shares soooo many incredibly valuable, free resources, her site will instantly become one of your favorites!
Check her out and let me know what you think!
13. Fresh Eggs Daily
Lisa Steele’s main focus is on keeping better hens.
Her geese, chickens, chicken coop and small backyard garden are an inspiration.
She’s also got books and an online tv show to check out as well!
I hope this list will help you grow your homestead, your larder, your recipe book (or box) and your confidence.
It’s important to surround ourselves with community – with people with the same goals and visions that we have – to help support us, build us, inspire us.
That’s where you come in – Have I missed anyone? Who are your favorite homesteading bloggers? Who has helped you the most on your homesteading journey? I’m happy to add as many homesteading blogs to this list as possible!