5 Favorite YouTube Channels


I really love YouTube. So many times I’ve need to figure out something and there is always videos on YouTube that have answers.

While I have a channel on YouTube, I don’t use it to make and post my own videos anymore.  It just wasn’t something that works for me.  But I do follow quite a few amazing channels and thought I would share five of my favorites in no particular order or topic.

1. Darci Isabella – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3_A9yDRB1TMyah5CD0TfyQ

She is AMAZING and funny, and inspiring. She has a large family and minimalist lifestyle. As a hoarder (yes, I admit it) I soo, soo want to minimize and she has giving me lots of ideas and encouragement.

2. Townsends (James Townsend & Son)https://www.youtube.com/user/jastownsendandson

They are located near us and I first came across them at a local festival. While I’m not really into reenacting (although I could be persuaded!) I love all the recipes that are shared here, and have tried quiet a few of them. I also really like that videos are presented in 18th century costumes and settings.

3. Our Half Acre Homestead – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMrsVolfie

Bev is so amazing and has so many helpful videos on all sorts of cooking, canning, crafting, and homesteading topics. She is very real and her videos are quite like you just popped in for a visit.

4. Appalachia’s Homestead with Patara – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXyRtDXzptYN56-UxNhYAbQ

I wish I could harness half her energy. lol I love her! Her channel is full of good and solid information on homesteading and raising animals and I’ve learned and applied so much from her on raising chickens.

5. Starry Hilder Off Grid Homestead – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqTGYxXH21MTYnMoOZGvX6A

While I have learned quite a bit from her, I admit that I just enjoy watching her. She is uplifting and encouraging, and I love seeing how well they live off grid and the beautiful scenery. If I were to live off grid, THIS would be how I would want it.

There you have it. It was hard to pick just five because there are so many great channels I enjoy including John Suscovich, Growning Your Greens, The Boss of the Swamp, One Yard Revolution, and one of my newest favorites Sounds Like Reign.

I hope you’ll check them out and let me know what you think. I’d also love to hear what some of your favorite YouTube channels are or even if you have your own channel, maybe it’ll become my new favorite!

Until next time – live simply and love abundantly!  Grace and peace…



Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura and Almanzo Wilder at their Rocky Ridge home in Mansfield, Missouri.

After such a sad day for my family yesterday, I’m trying to keep busy with pleasant things.  I was looking for a book to read when I came across my copy of Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  So here is a pleasant little post!

If I had the opportunity to have lunch with anyone dead or alive, one of the many people I would pick would be Laura Ingalls Wilder. Growing up I read all her books, signing them out of the school and town library many times because we couldn’t afford to buy them. In addition to the books, I loved watching Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon and the rest of the cast bring the characters to life on TV.  I also think it is quite cool that she was born in 1867 and I was born in 1967.  But that’s me.

One day I as I was working on my family’s genealogy, it dawned on me that I have Wilder’s in my family tree. So for giggles I did some research and found that I really am related to the Little House Wilder’s! I’m not related to Laura, but her husband Almanzo! For one who is quite a fan, this is quite astounding!

I have always wanted to visit places like the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum as well as other sites, but for me visiting the Wilder Homestead would be much more meaningful.