The Top 37 Homesteading Articles of 2014

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The Top 37 Homesteading Articles of 2014

Whether you are a backyard hobby homesteader or an avid homesteader on your journey to live off-grid, these are the articles you want to be reading. I searched high a low to compile the best of the best for you. Why 37? Well, I just don’t know.

Whether you are a backyard hobby homesteader or an avid homesteader on your journey to live off-grid, these are the homesteading articles of 2014.

Browse through the list, pin your favorites, and let me know which article of 2014 is your absolute favorite in the comments below.

Homesteading Inspiration

Sometimes the best way to get started with a new lifestyle is to talk with people who are currently living it. These two articles give you the truth about homesteading, right from the homesteader’s mouth. So You Wanna Be a Homesteader by Lil’ Suburban Homestead and Why We Pursue Homesteading by Little Fall Creek.

DIY, MYO & Crafts

The great thing about DIY (do-it-yourself) and MYO (make-your-own) is that you can do it no matter where you live. This is great if you live in a small space with limited homesteading options.

Make Your Own Paper Pulp Fire Bricks by Lonestar Farmstead

Making Cold Process Soap by The Nerdy Farm Wife

Bed sheets are free or inexpensive fabric sources. Instead of hauling old sheets away in boxes, figure out if there is some way you can give them new life.

Transform your bed sheets into something fabulous. My top crafting article of 2014 is 16 New Uses for Old Bed Sheets.

Real Food for Real People

One of the cornerstones of homesteading is food. Whether it’s growing your own food, preparing your own food from real ingredients, or just caring where your food comes from, these articles will get you well on your way.

Healthy Food Storage by Homestead Lady

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How to Make Bouillon Cubes by A Return to Simplicity

10 Cookie Baking Secrets that Grandma Knew by Joybilee Farm

Super Easy Apple Pie by Countrified Hicks

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream by Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Refrigerator Tea by Little BIG Harvest

How to Make Fruit Leather by Simplicity for Julia

The basic recipe for hot chocolate mix is quite easy. The difficulty is sampling cup after cup in the name of perfecting the recipe. Don't worry, I did it for you.

Nothing beats a mug of homemade hot cocoa, especially when it’s topped with homemade goodies. My top cooking post of 2014 is Homemade Hot Chocolate & Fixings.

Livestock on the Homestead

Livestock isn’t right for every homestead, but if it is, these articles are chock full of information about everything from chickens to dairy cows.

How to Prepare for Goats by The Easy Homestead

How to Hand Milk a Cow or a Goat by The Flip Flop Barnyard

First Honey Harvest by Pasture Deficit Disorder

10 Things About Raising Chickens You Won’t Learn in Books by ImaginAcres

Chicken Coops in Winter by Murano Chicken Farm

5 Reasons to Choose Nigerian Dwarf Goats for Milk by Better Hens & Gardens

Don’t Be a Rotten Egg by Homeschooling the Well Prepared Child

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Chicken Coop Smelling Fresh by Timbercreek Farmer

Sand is becoming a very common coop bedding and it's easy to see why. Sand has so many benefits and when used properly, I think it's a bedding that you wont regret using.

Want the cleanest coop ever? My top animal article of 2014 will tell you how to acheive that dream. Using Sand in the Chicken Coop.

Going Green in the Garden

Every homestead needs a garden. It can be acres of potatoes or a simple herb garden on your windowsill. Homesteading means going green.

5 Herbs That Thrive Inside All Winter by Grow a Good Life

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Growing Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms by Linn Acres Farm

5 Weeds You Want in Your Garden by Tenth Acre Farm

Get the Most from Your Tomato Harvest by SchneiderPeeps

Lets Talk About Soapwort by Pixie’s Pocket

How to Grow Garlic by Franger Farm

Succession planting is basically growing one crop after another. It's easy in warm climates, but even those of us up in Maine can do it.

Feel like you don’t have enough room to grow food? Maximize your space with Succession Planting, my top gardening article of 2014.

Natural Alternatives

You know I’m a big fan of alternative medicine/treatment. After trying a few of these wonderful natural alternatives, you might find yourself converted as well.

9 Homeopathic Remedies for Headaches by Musings of a Modern Hippie

Anti-Aging Serum with 10 Essential Oils by Simple Life Mom

How to Make Dandelion Salve by Montana Homesteader

How to Make a Healing Salve by Herbal Academy of New England

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This natural alternative isn’t for you, it’s for Fido. Stop washing your pup in chemicals and try out this Natural Dog Shampoo.

Frugal Living

Although not always the case, frugal and homesteading often go hand-in-hand. Get great money-saving tips and learn how to make a few bucks with thee great articles.

40 Ways to Save Money on Groceries by Survival at Home

Really Get Out of Debt by Letters From Sunnybrook

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Tiny House by Homestead Honey

32 Ways to Earn Money from Your Homestead by The Free Range Life

The Cheapest Way to Pave a Driveway by Lady Lee’s Home

Many people are starting to turn to tiny houses to lower their impact on the environment and soften the blow of home-ownership on their wallets.

Save money by living tiny. In a tiny house that is. Tiny House Living is my top frugal living article of 2014.

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Before you go, comment below with which article was your favorite for 2014?

Whether you are a backyard hobby homesteader or an avid homesteader on your journey to live off-grid, these are the homesteading articles of 2014.

 

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I am a non-traditional homesteader. What is a non-traditional homesteader? I'd like to think we are the people who don't fit the mold. I am a busy mom on a small bit of property with not a lot of financial resources, but I am figuring out how to live the life I want. A homesteader's life.

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I am a non-traditional homesteader. What is a non-traditional homesteader? I'd like to think we are the people who don't fit the mold. I am a busy mom on a small bit of property with not a lot of financial resources, but I am figuring out how to live the life I want. A homesteader's life.

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The Top 37 Homesteading Articles of 2014 — 6 Comments

  1. What a great list! I’ve pinned it so I can check them all out this weekend when I have a bit more time. Thanks for including my tomato post!

  2. Thank you for this awesome collection! I am so honored to have one of my articles included. I am pinning this and will be coming back to read all the wonderful work from all these incredible bloggers. 🙂

  3. So tickled to have my post on “How to REALLY Get out of Debt” in this great homesteading round up. Have a wonderful New Year’s and thank you for sharing our work. 🙂

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