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Top homesteading magazines

Homesteading magazinesIf you're on my email list, you might have taken part in a poll recently --- which homesteading-related magazines do you like to read? I thought our wider audience might enjoy the results:

1. Mother Earth News won by a landslide, with 79% of our readers frequently checking out this well-known magazine.

2. Hobby Farms and Backwoods Home tied for second place. Interestingly, only two readers subscribed to both of these runners-up --- I suspect you're either a hobby farmer or a backwoods farmer, and never the twain shall meet. (I'll bet you can guess which camp I'd fall into.)

3. Grit came in a close third.

Other magazines enjoyed by at least two of my readers include: Molly Green, Backwoodsman, Countryside, Backyard Poultry (one of my personal favorites), Back Home, Small Farmer's Journal, Organic Life, Permaculture International, and Taproot.

Want to join in the fun? You can record your vote here and see up-to-the-minute results afterwards. Happy reading!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I've either bought or subscribed to most of the magazines mentioned. The problem is that they quickly become redundant or the content is too general to be of any use. "Backyard Poultry" and "Countryside" are the exceptions.
Comment by Julie Whitmore Tue Oct 11 08:18:38 2016

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