As more and more people are deciding to go against the norm in providing their families with food, reliable homesteading resources are becoming much sought after.Finding a resource that you can identify with and that offers the information you are seeking, is a treasure.
On our farm, we prefer doing things the old-timey way. We use methods of fertilizing, soil maintenance, seed saving, animal husbandry, and many other skills that were taught to me by my grandparents, who were taught by their parents, and so on.
When most of our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were gardening, they did not have the concerns of GMOs, pesticides, stripped soil, and others that we have today.
As our world rapidly changes around us, it’s more and more important to be prepared to provide as much for yourself and your family as you can. Associate yourself with like minded people who can help you and with whom you can barter and share resources. Make informed decisions based on your own research and not on the opinions of others. Ask questions, listen to the answers, and make your decision with action.
Here are a few resource links for you, of course I include myself You will find informative articles and resources on everything farmstead related. These knowledgeable people are from all walks of the farmsteading/homesteading lifestyle. There are those who are homesteading in town; those of us who have large acreage; and those who have something in-between. You will find encouragement as well as helpful tips and information.
www.thefarmerslamp.com – for organic, N0n-GMO farmsteading/homesteading instruction, direction, and encouragement on your journey to self-sufficiency with old timey wisdom in a modern day.
http://daddykirbs.com/ Blake Kirby shares his journey with you as he moves his family from suburbia to the country.
http://gardentalkandtips.blogspot.com/ Shirley at Growing Organic shares her passion for gardening with you from planting to preserving.
http://104homestead.com/ Jess at 104 Homestead will share her knowledge with you as she “Teaches you to homestead no matter where you live.”
http://growagoodlife.com/ Rachel at Grow a Good Life shares tips and techniques from gardening to chickens to preserving your harvest.
http://learningandyearning.com/ Susan at Learning and Yearning shares her experience with gardening, foraging, and natural living.
http://ladyleeshome.com/ Lee at Lady Lee’s Home will provide homesteading, farming, and simple living tips and information for you.
http://homestead-honey.com/ Teri at Homestead Honey will capture you with her off-grid, tiny house living as she shares tips and techniques from homesteading to homeschooling.
http://www.betterhensandgardens.com/ Lesa at Better Hens and Gardens is all about self-reliance, real foods, and sustainable farming.
http://www.schneiderpeeps.com/ Angi at SchneiderPeeps is all about encouraging you on your journey to a simpler life by offering information, instruction, and resources.
http://www.lonestarfarmstead.com/ Brandon at Lone Star Farmstead shares his family’s passion for sustainable living with you from foraging to animal care.
http://springmountainliving.com/ Krystyna Thomas at Spring Mountain Living offers homesteading helps on farming, health, crafts, and more.
http://momprepares.com/ MomPrepares is a group of women focused on teaching those new to homesteading topics like off-grid living, essential oils, and much more.
Check out each of these great sites to see which ones you can identify with and fill the needs of your family and farmstead. Each one offers something unique and will inspire you on your journey to a more self-sufficient, simpler lifestyle.