About us

Jess_BlackHi everyone, my name is Jess Black and I’m the editor in chief of Keen Steading. I’ve been homesteading for the past 5 years in rural North California for the last 5 years

I’ve always been interested in getting closer to nature when it comes to feeding myself and my family. When it comes to my family and my health I like to keep things natural and simple, avoiding all the nasties we get fed in off the shelf produce.

We’re a close-knit family, my partner and I, our 2 kids and we’ve expanded our homestead and are now raising chickens, goats, rabbits, pigs, guineas, honey bees, ducks, and raising our own fruits and vegetables.

Hopefully, by reading our my articles, you’ll be inspired to start or expand your own homestead. Please do give me a shout if you’d like to know more or if you’re interested in working with me in any way. I love what I do, and through this website, I’m hoping to meet and connect with other homesteaders.