Homesteading Blogs Sorted By State!

by Tammy Taylor~

A few weeks ago a reader suggested that since cooking directions can change based on altitude and gardening plans can differ based on planting zones, someone should compile a list of homesteading / Simple Living blogs separated by the areas they reside in.  BRILLIANT, and challenge accepted!  Such a list is helpful for not only the reader of my blog but also for all blog readers, so below you’ll find a list of awesome blogs separated by U.S. location and there’s even a spot to list some great blogs from our Canadian friends below!  I’ll place this list on a separate tab on my blog so it’ll always be easily accessible and I’m asking all blogs included in this list to share this list on their own blogs as well.

Gardening & Cooking Directions Vary By Location, here's An AWESOME Resource - A list of Homesteading Blogs About Simple Living Sorted By State! #TaylorMadeHomestead

Since many of our readers are from Texas I’ll start there, but the list is separated by U.S. states below.  C’mon y’all, check it out and show some love to some awesome blogs!

Taylor-Made Homestead (that’s ME!) Northeast Texas

  • http://taylormadehomestead.com/ – I share a glimpse into daily life on a NE Texas ranch whether it’s spending time in the garden, canning that excess produce or puttering in the kitchen whipping up simple yet delicious meals.

Pickle Creek Ranch  Northeast Texas located in Fannin County

  • http://www.picklecreekranch.com/index.html – Post topics include the ranch and activities there, such as the way we catch rainwater to sustain water needs in the cabin. Others articles include cooking or gardening and do it yourself projects. Usually my posts will reveal ways to use essential oils in a practical manner.

Pasture Deficit Disorder – Austin, Texas

  • http://www.pasturedeficitdisorder.comWriting, blogging and photographing life on a Texas homestead. We are learning to build, grow, cook and preserve as much for ourselves as we can.

Faithful Homesteader – North Texas

MMM Homestead – SE Texas

  • https://mmmhomestead.wordpress.com/ – 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.

ALASKA

Idlewild Alaska – Central Alaska

  • http://idlewildalaska.com/ – 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!

CALIFORNIA

Thyme To Embrace Herbs – California

COLORADO

Willow Creek Farm – Rocky Mountains of Colorado

  • https://willowcreekfarm.wordpress.com/ – We are a small, backyard homestead located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Topics include high-altitude homesteading; raising sheep for wool, meat, and milk; chickens for meat and eggs; rabbits for wool and meat; dairy cows; multi-purpose backyard farm collies; growing, harvesting, and preserving fruits and vegetables; hunting and foraging in the Rockies; and more.

FLORIDA

Maple Hill 101 – Central Florida

  • http://mymaplehillfarm.blogspot.com/ – 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.

Countin The Days –   (Florida but will be moving to the country in Georgia)

  • http://www.countintheday.blogspot.com – 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

IDAHO

Mountain Top Spice – Northern Idaho

MICHIGAN

HomesteadDad – Michigan

  • http://www.homesteaddad.com/ – 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.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

NEW YORK

The Messy Organic Mum – Upstate New York

  • http://www.themessyorganicmum.com/ – 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.

OHIO

Better Hens and Gardens – Northeast Ohio

  • http://www.betterhensandgardens.com/ – A blog 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.

LL Farm – Ohio

  • http://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.

OKLAHOMA

Oak Hill Homestead – Central Oklahoma

OREGON

The Locust Blossom – Mountains of NE Oregon

  • http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/ – 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.

PENNSYLVANIA

Feathers In The Woods – Western Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Our New England Home – Rhode Island (Soon to be Connecticut)

TEXAS

Taylor-Made Homestead – Northeast Texas

  • http://taylormadehomestead.com/ – I share a glimpse into daily life on a NE Texas ranch whether it’s spending time in the garden, canning that excess produce or puttering in the kitchen whipping up simple yet delicious meals.

Pickle Creek Ranch  Northeast Texas located in Fannin County

  • http://www.picklecreekranch.com/index.html – Post topics include the ranch and activities there, such as catching rainwater to sustain water needs. Other articles include cooking, gardening and do it yourself projects. Usually my posts will reveal ways to use essential oils in a practical manner.

Pasture Deficit Disorder – Austin, Texas

  • http://www.pasturedeficitdisorder.comWriting, blogging and photographing life on a Texas homestead. We are learning to build, grow, cook and preserve as much for ourselves as we can.

Faithful Homesteader – North Texas

MMM Homestead – SE Texas

  • https://mmmhomestead.wordpress.com/ – 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.

 

TENNESSEE

VIRGINIA

Practicing Resurrection  Southern Virginia

WASHINGTON

 

WISCONSIN

Common Sense Homesteading – Northeast Wisconsin

  • http://commonsensehome.com/ – Posts about using sound judgment to be more self-reliant.  It means doing what you can, where you are, with what you have. We’ll cover topics such as: Gardening, Food Storage, Recipes and much more

WYOMING

Anna Pearl’s Attic – Wyoming

  • Annapearlsattic.blogspot.com – 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, etc.

CANADA

Just Plain Marie – Nova Scotia, Canada

  • http://www.justplainmarie.ca/  – I write about anything that improves your life and is green, sustainable and frugal: chemical-free gardening, simple homemaking, food preservation, developing new healthy habits and much more.

Growing Wild Roots – Southern BC (just a few minutes north of northern Idaho)

Powell River Books – Coastal BC

  • http://powellriverbooks.blogspot.com/ – We live in an off-the-grid float cabin on a lake in Coastal BC.  I blog about gardening, cooking, exploring the backcountry, and everyday living in this unique environment.

Around The Fire Pit – Canada, Manitoba

  • http://www.aroundthefirepit.com/ – I am a city girl from The Netherlands who has been living in Canada for 30 years now.  I love to garden and I also am an enthusiastic crafter and share my projects on my blog.

Just Another Day On The Farm – Ontario, Canada

 

So there ya go, what do you think?  It’s a list of great blogs and being broken down by region is a great resource, no??  I’m asking all those who have been included on this list to publish it on their own blogs as well, hopefully as a separate tab so it’s easily accessible whether next week or next year.

~TMH~

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51 thoughts on “Homesteading Blogs Sorted By State!

  1. Debra

    I would appreciate for Kansas, my blog could be referenced! I too am a cancer survivor- non-hodgkin lymphoma. Your list will be reviewed and will visit each site- thanks!

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  2. Heidi Villegas

    Hi! I just found your website through the Homesteader Blog Hop! I saw Nevada is not represented! Maybe I could be our state’s rep in your list? 🙂 It’s http://www.HealingHarvestHomestead.com I love your articles, and I will be taking a look at that Honeysuckle Jam recipe too!

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  3. Micah's Farm

    Hey! Thank for making this list for us! I’ll look through the blogs you’ve posted. I was also wondering if I could maybe get on the list. I’ve got just a small blog but I would be very grateful if you would put me on. 🙂 Again, thanks for making the list. Make it a great day! ~MF

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  4. Johnna

    Thanks for the list. Will be interesting to look through. Do you ever go to the Annual Homestead Fair in Waco? This was my first year to go. Went Labor Day weekend for the sorghum festival and again thanksgiving weekend for the Homestead Festival.. It is amazing. If you haven’t been, it’s worth seeing. Blessings ,Johnna

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      RancherMan & I try to go to the Homestead Festival in Elm Mott every year Johanna – we LOVE it!! Oh, and the Mother Earth News Fair is coming to Texas next month in Belton – that’s a great gig as well! ~TMH~

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  5. Beth C

    Wow! I’m looking forward to exploring each one of these. I enjoy reading about different places around the country so this list will be a great source.

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  6. MM

    Thank you SO much for putting all the hard work into this list Tammy! I feel like June was a bit of a blur (son graduating, in between two trips and just life!), and I apologize for just now getting by to visit! I will be bookmarking this page so that I can visit the blogs you have listed here 🙂 You do a great job with all the wonderful tips you share, and I will be sharing this resource on my blog as well! Thanks again!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      It’s typically a busy time of year around here too, what with the garden, the ranch, the blog, and community commitments. Sounds like you’ve really been hopping this summer! ~TMH~

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  7. Erlene A

    This list is great. I’m going to check some of the other blogs out. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  8. elaine

    What a great resource guide!! Thanks for sharing on my 2 favorite things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again!! Pinned!!

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  9. Dawn Alsept

    Love this!!! I see my state (Ohio) only has two listed, would you consider adding mine too? http://www.incidentalfarmgirl.com. What a unique idea, thanks for the list!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’m probably going to update this list with other homesteading or simple living sites as more become aware and request to be added. Can you give me a couple of sentences that describe your typical posts or your blog’s focus? ~TMH~

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  10. Melissa @ My Darla Clementine

    Love this list! Super helpful, and it’s also great to know about so many new blogs. Thanks!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Many of these blogs have been faves of mine for quite awhile, but some are new to me as well, Melissa. ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’m pretty enamored with this list too Vickie, what a great benefit for our readers! ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Thanks for your sweet comment Tami, there are certainly some great blogs included in this list! ~TMH~

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  11. Kris M.

    Thank you so much for including my blog! I see some other great ones on the list and I can’t wait to explore them further.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      There are so many great blogs included, lots of opportunities for good content in this list! ~TMH~

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  12. Lady Locust

    Tammy, this is fabulous. I’ve already browsed through several but am not done yet. Thank you!

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  14. Lesa

    Thank you for including Better Hens and Gardens! I posted the listing on my blog too – as requested 🙂

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Awesome Lesa, what a great resource for all our blogs’ readers! ~TMH~

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  15. Mtn Mom

    Thanks for including our homestead at Willow Creek Farm! What a great resource this is. I’ll be posting on my blog about it soon.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I think many readers will gain quite a bit of value from the list Marjan, and I’m thrilled that there are so many blogs that are included! ~TMH~

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  16. Lori Leigh

    Thanks Tammy for putting your time in to compiling this list. I look forward to adding it to my site…great resource for me and all our readers! Lori from LL Farm

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I agree- I think it’ll be a great resource for all our readers Lori! ~TMH~

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  17. daisy

    I love that this resource list is by region. That way, I can not only check out things going on in my area (planting dates, events), but also see what’s happening in other parts of the country. It’s ALL GOOD! Thanks for including Maple Hill 101! We are honored to be among so many great blogs!

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      1. daisy

        I want to include this post on my blog, but am not sure how to go about it. I can’t seem to copy and paste the entire thing. Let me know if you have a suggestion. Thanks.

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        1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

          ‘Tis easy, Daisy. Just write a short descriptive paragraph and then copy/paste the URL –> http://taylormadehomestead.com/homestead-sites-state/ . ~TMH~

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  19. Cheryl L. McClure

    Thank you Tammy!! That was a lot of work! I appreciate all the time you have put into this article and now we have a great resource to refer to.

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  20. Tracy dixon

    Thanks for the list. I found alot of interesting ones. I am also in TN . My blog is 4dfarms.WordPress.com

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  21. Cindy

    This is a very helpful list. I found several that I wanted to check out. I appreciate all your work, putting it together.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Thanks Shannon. It was a little more labor-intensive than I initially thought it would be, but I really feel like it will be an awesome reader (and blogger) resource for all. ~TMH~

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