I have long been an avid reader of blogs of all things gardening, homesteading, self-sufficiency and preserving.
Every time I read one of those I am amazed at and jealous of the sense of community that exists within them. The other bloggers that they know, and meet up with and share with that are all interested in the same things. And I lament the fact that I can’t seem to find that same sense of community here. It frustrates me greatly.
A google search for “homesteading, Victoria” gives me a whole bunch of websites, either written by someone called Victoria or out of Canada. “preserving, Victoria” has a whole load of historical preservation societies and “self-sufficiency, Victoria” introduces me to a number of shops and places I can buy. None of which are quite what I had in mind.
Recently I stumbled across the fun (and slightly irreverent) blog Whole Larder Love which gives me one Victoria blog at least (and there’ll be more on this later), but Rohan (the blogger) seems to have found his sense of community in his small town. And I don’t live in a small town.
So I ask you. If anyone out there knows of any blogs in Victoria (I’d even settle for Australia) that are run by people just looking to tell people about their attempts to grow their own food, make their own clothes, preserve their own produce…well, I’d LOVE to hear about it.
Do you know any blogs?