In case you haven’t noticed, all the home-remodeling, fair season, and almost-autumn weather has really put me in the mood for being out in the country air. I’ve been daydreaming a lot about my own little homestead, and my dream of having a chicken coop coming true (next summer!). I’ve been researching and setting goals, and along the way I’ve found quite a few blogs that I find incredibly inspiring. I thought I’d share a few with you…
I first came across this blog looking at home renovation stuff, but then I read further and found that the blog author, Kit, also has a little farm she runs herself too. She’s a one-woman powerhouse and I am so in awe of all her DIY projects. Oh – and her post about buying a new tractor is now making me lust after farm equipment. (Which… WTF is happening to me?!)
Jill’s blog is absolutely jam-packed with information. I can’t even tell you how many hours this past weekend I spent reading her posts. A few of my favorite reads were her goats 101 series and her directions for making homemade stevia extract (I had no idea you could do that!). I seriously want an internship to go work on her farm!
Another amazing, beautiful farming-family! (Seriously, look at their bio pic – isn’t that just the greatest family photo EVER?) I love the Mel’s REAL writing on this blog, like in the latest post, Is Homesteading Worth All Of the Hard Work? (Shhh, spoiler: the answer is yes.)
I love this quote from the about page: “[…] homesteading is a lot like Margaritaville. It’s more of a state of mind than an actual place.” YES! Her post, The Great Skim Milk Hoax is well worth a read. (I’m not sure of my opinion on the subject yet, but she has some great perspective on the topic.)
This blog focuses primarily on chicken-keeping. Lisa’s recent posts on freezing fresh herbs for chicken-treats and backyard chicken-keeping etiquette may just come in handy next year when my coop is ready!