My Homesteading Story

My Homesteading Story is your opportunity to share your homesteading story with other readers of Organic Gardening and Homesteading.


Share your successful homesteading story. You don't have to be totally self reliant to share a story.

Are you keeping chickens successfully?

Grow a successful garden recently?

Found a frugal recipe you'd like to share?

Submit your story right here!

Your successes - no matter how small - will be an inspiration to other aspiring homesteaders, helping them to realize they can work their way to self reliance as well!

This is your chance to shine.

Your original version of my homesteading story will be seen by friends, family and other grateful visitors of Organic Gardening and Homesteading. If your story is one that will help everyone, I'll put your story - along with your byline - on its own page on Organic Gardening and Homesteading! By the way, I'd love to see any photos you have as well.

Some things to keep in mind when uploading your homesteading story:


    •    Make sure your ideas and photos are original, and that they are either from you or a family member. Please do not copy from another source.


    •    Make sure your file is no bigger than 2MB please!


I can't wait to see what you're going to share! Thanks for taking the time to give back, and happy homesteading!

My Homesteading Story

Or more specifically, Your Homesteading Story!

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Beginning the Homesteading Journey 
I am beginning the homesteading journey also! A few years ago I began reducing the processed crap I bought - prepared food in cans, jars, bags, etc. and …

FarmerPetePetersen 
I have 550 acres in North Dakota along the Sheyenne river. It's so Rad there. Hilly with lots of trees. 3 well's and the river unlimited water. …

Make your own Citrus cleaner 
Use a wide mouth jar. Fill 3/4 full with chopped citrus peels or fruits, cover with water and add 2 tablespoons brown or white sugar. Let sit 2 weeks, …

An Old Farm, the Blue Beast and a Dream 
I have a dream that has planted itself in the front of my brain. In this dream, I see myself working a small farm with chickens, turkeys, and maybe some …

Not by choice  
Not sharing a story but more in search of help. Soon to be unemployed and my home garden hobby is about to be the main source of family food.

2011 Backyard Garden in Lancaster, SC 
I started gardening a couple years ago. I really enjoy it. Last year I decided to enlarge it and spend the summer putting up fruits and veggies from my …

Bees and Dutch Oven Cooking 
Hello all. The last time I posted, I shared my bread baking experience . I have expanded and started two bee colonies. I am having a blast. I took …

How we cut our Water Bill in MORE than HALF!  
As we enter into this new age, My daughter and I have been making transitions along the way. We are constantly learning new ways to cut our consumption …

Justa Mere Simple Life 
Narde-Banks After working like a crazy woman and not getting anywhere or anything but sick and tired and sad, I quit it all. I spent the …

For The love Of Chickens! 
We both decided that we wanted to eat better, so I said I've always wanted chickens and my other half said, "Well, let’s get some." So off we went to Tractor …

First Time Making Bread 
Let me first begin by saying that I am a single dad of 4 kids trying to cut corners and become self sufficient. This is the story of the first attempt …

Homesteading, Live Your Dreams, Plant Your Future 
Live You're Dreams -Plant Your Future History of a homesteader Growing up in the suburbs of LA, I sought refuge from the craziness …

My first Garden.... 
With the economy the way it is, i began to wonder what it would be like to go back and do some things the old way. I just finished my first year of …

Crazy Days on the Farm 
I have always wanted to homestead, grow all my own food, and be more self-reliant. Almost two years ago, I finally took the plunge and bought my little …

A season of Marigolds 
To pick your favorite season, most people would say Summer. But I am not like most people and the more I look, the more I notice the differences. …

Kensington Thornhill homestead 
I have been steadily increasing my vegetable garden and adding fruit bearing trees and bushes to my 1/4 acre suburban yard. I have 4 blueberry, 1 blackberry …

My Struggle 
I have just recently gotten involved in urban homesteading. I have chickens, ducks, rabbits, and Nigerian milk goats. I love all of my animals, and they …

Adventures in Breeding Cows 
Hey Susan, Just finished reading your news letter again. You always have good stuff to read. The Foxfire book I already have. Never knew that the name …

Fighting an Uphill Battle 
During my adventures to become a homesteader, I have had to become creative. This has included building garden boxes out front and fencing in the yard …

Striving to Homestead 
We went up to Vernon County Wis. and looked at several houses in the area. We had a great time but did so much driving in a matter of 3 days. It is a 4.5 …

Little Acre Ridge 
I have been bitten by the homesteading bug. It started late last summer when I finally gave in to the tugging at my heart. That tugging started as thoughts …

aka as Goose Poop Farm 
It's been a year and a half since I gave up city life to return to my roots on the farm. A day trip brought me to Pepin County in Wisconsin. Awed by …

We're Thinking of Living Off the Land 
Hi, Love your site. I am thinking of living off the land. We have 300 acres, 30 acres of pasture, and a large 4-stall barn. We could have cattle, sheep, …

Am I planning my garden too early? 
Last year I started sowing my seeds in February around Valentines' day, because for my birthday I received some Jiffy planting trays from my wife. I almost …

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No Experience, Just a Homesteading Desire 
Hi Sue, I am in a funk. I have been for a long time. I think 42 might be old enough to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I have never really …

It started when my husband lost his job. 
Times were getting tougher for everyone and I needed to do as much as I could to keep food on the table. I already had a garden, but given the struggle …

Herbal Hair Lightener 
I found a real easy herbal hair lightener if you have blonde hair. 1 cup chammommile flowers fresh 3 cups water Boil the water and flower heads …

Hope your garden is doing well! 
I hope your veggie garden is doing well this season. We have had a lot of rain this spring and now early summer. The farmer's corn in this part of northern …

How to Mulch 
How to mulch and why might be some questions you are asking as the temperatures rise, and prospects of weeds loom in the horizon. Urban homesteader Daniel …

First Harvest :) 
It is May 13th and we had our first veggies from the garden. We don't have the Romaine ready yet for salad, but the Spinach is very impressive. …

Spring snow storms 
Last weekend we were graced with a snow storm on the 1st day of Spring. Yes I had some veggies in the garden....peas, spinach and carrot seedlings; first …

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