Simple Living

When Life Gets Real

Empty pastures, empty pens, empty hen houses…life on the farm is pretty empty. I’ve been quiet the...

Could you do it?

Live like your great grandmother did on wash day? I only have one memory of my great grandmother....

Shutting off the Noise

Alarms ringing, freezers humming, radios blaring, horns honking and the sounds of life bombard us...



A Good Book and a Fire

What does a Grandma do when one of her children moves her grandchildren clear across the...

Best Backyard Chickens

Best Picks for the Small Farmer With so many choices it’s hard to know which are the best...

DIY Seed Box

Hello everyone, my name is Carole West author of Garden Up Green and Quail Getting Started Second...



Simple Scented Pumpkin

You’ve gone to the pumpkin farm, picked out the perfect jack-o’-lantern, carved it to...

Preserving Your Harvest

You have spent months planning, planting, growing, watering, fertilizing and now your garden is...



Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home.

Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

On any given day our free-range chickens and rabbits will greet you at the door, the coffee will always be hot, and a well-worn bible will always be waiting on the table.

We are modern day homesteaders who strive to keep the old-fashion skills our grandparents taught us alive and well in the 21st century.

Join us as we share life on our 20-acre farm, old-fashion recipes, simple living tips, and inspiration for those looking to join the homesteading movement.

Tracy at Our Simple Homestead


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