Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!
Well, the big news of the week is that we have brand new baby goats. Naturally, I didn’t know her due date because my goats currently live together as a herd, but I knew that it must be soon. And this past weekend was a combination of cold weather and me going out of town. If you didn’t know, pregnant animals LOVE to hold off having their babies until bad weather and/or you’re going out of town. It’s just an opportunity they can’t resist. So as Hubby was driving me to Tampa, the conversation went something like this…
Hubby: When is Almond due?
Me: I’m not sure, I didn’t see her come into heat to see when she was bred. Should be any day now. My luck is it’ll be this weekend while I’m out of town.
Fast forward to 11:30pm…
Hubby: You’ll either be happy or pissed…she had 3 girls.
Yes, not only did my doe (who normally has twins) throw triplets, but all three of them were girls. What are the chances of that?! Unfortunately, one of the babies passed away Sunday morning. We don’t know why or how, but it really doesn’t take much for baby goats. Losing one is bad enough, but I wasn’t home either, which made for a pretty miserable Sunday for me.
Good news is the other two seem to be doing well. They’re starting to get more active and playful every day. I’m glad there were three because now these two have each other to play with. With Almond’s last set of twins, one was born dead, so her single doeling only had the adults to pester. If you’d like to follow along with the kids’ progress, you can check them out on Instagram.
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.
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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. Versatility, Reclaiming Space and Basic Pantry Building from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth
2. 4 Tips for Ordering Bees from Oak Hill Homestead
3. Food Does Not Belong in the Trash from Skip the Bag
Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.
Just right click and ‘save image as…’
- 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.
- Link up to three posts each week.
- 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.
- 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.
- Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
- 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.
- 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.***
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