Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

I hope your November is off to a great start. I’m a little disappointed that Halloween is already over. I love to costume, as you can tell from my latest Instagram post, and I spread that love by making costumes for my kids. Yes, making our own costumes ends up costing more money and time, but the costumes are better made than most costumes from the store, so the kids can use them to play dress up or to pass down from year to year. That is, they would be if I could find the costumes I made when Farmboy was a baby so Farmgirl could wear them, but I digress…

Well, this year has been a little crazier than most, so I didn’t get Farmboy’s costume started as early as I would have liked. I had bought all of the supplies, but couldn’t get a chance to sit down and work on it. Plus, it was the first time I had worked with knit fabrics, so I needed to do some research. The result was a half done Captain America come trick or treating time. And I really wasn’t happy with the results of my half done Captain America. So, I started digging in my closets for something that resembled a costume that he could wear. Have you seen that meme about fall being Han Solo season and it’s a bunch of girls wearing vests, leggings and knee high boots? No, he didn’t go as Han Solo…he went as Luke Skywalker…wearing my shirt, brown leggings, and brown knee high boots. He also wore his brown cape from a Hobbit costume I made a couple years ago. Best part was that people actually knew who he was.

I still have to finish Captain America, but I think I’m going to start over on the part that I already started. I will be intimately familiar with sewing knit fabric before I am done.

Farmgirl went as an adorable bat fairy in an costume my husband purchased from the store because I knew that wasn’t going to happen. I’m still annoyed that I can’t find the pirate costume I made 5 years ago.

Now on to the hop…
Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet and Follow Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Bonnie – The Not So Modern Housewife (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Danielle – The Rustic Elk (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Gregg – The Rural Economist (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Heidi – Healing Harvest Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

Jennifer – Homesteading on Grace (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+)

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+)

Featured Posts from the Last

Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we will choose three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are the features from Last Week’s Hop:


1. Healthy Homemade Cold Cereal from Easy Peasy Life Matters


2. Easy Oven Baked Pancakes from Our Sunday Cafe


3. Fresh Tomato Tortilla Soup from Margy Meanders

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Guidelines for this Get-Together:
  1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
  4. Link your post back to the Homestead Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. By joining the party, you are giving the hosts permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us. Please note that all giveaways, contests, and the like will be deleted from the blog hop, as well as anything not family-friendly.

***Please note: in order to maintain the awesomeness of the hop all posts that don’t meet the above guidelines will be deleted.***

Let the Party Begin!

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Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...




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Bonnie was raised in a small farming village in central Ohio where she was active in 4-H and FFA. She grew up surrounded by a large family who taught her how to can, garden and cook from scratch. Now living in Florida and raising two outrageous kids, Bonnie is running the family farm where they raise chickens, ducks, goats, pigs and horses. She also enjoys teaching her kids how to live off of the land, appreciate God’s creation, and live a simpler life.

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