I’ve never really considered what “genre” my blog might belong to. I tend to write about what ever is happening in our lives, and in my head. Recently though, I have kind of been slotted into the “Country Living” genre. I guess it is a natural fit, since I write about our life here in the country.
I do enjoy reading other country living blogs. I get ideas about what we can do here on our farm, and get to peek into the lives of other people who are in a similar situation to me.
Here is a list of some of my must reads:
Coal Valley View
Mel lives in Tasmania with her husband and kids. Her blog is a mixture of beautiful photos, and family stories. I love it.
She Sows Seeds
Emma lives in Victoria, and has just had a precious little one, so she hasn’t been blogging as much lately (babies will do that!). Her blog is full of recipes, crafts, and stories of simple country living. She also takes amazing photographs.
Hugo and Elsa
Michelle is an escapee from Sydney, who now lives in Tasmania. She has my dream job (food stylist and home economist), and takes beautiful photos. Lots of recipes and stories of life in a small community.
Local Is Lovely
Sophie writes from Orange, one of my favourite places to visit. I have her recipe book, and her recipe for slow cooked pork is our new regular meal (we must have made it at least half a dozen times already). The thing I love most about her blog is her Friday List: a list of good things around the internet. I often find a new blog or recipe via her.
The Windmill Paddock
Elisha lives in Victoria, and like me, is working towards taking over her husbands family farm. They grow grapes, and make wine. She used to be a teacher but is currently at home wrangling littlies. I always enjoy her posts, and her comments on my facebook page.
Kate has beautiful photos of her garden, family and crafting, and I love her approach to life. Slow and simple. It’s what we are aiming for here too, so there is always some inspiration. If you’re after chat about crafting, self sufficiency, gardening, and family life, this is the place to look.
Got any other great “country living” blogs? I’d love to read some more!