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!

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur, so I apologize if I’ve been a bit absent lately. I’ve had a lot of “life” happening lately which required even more of my attention than usual, but things seem to be tapering off, and I can refocus back on my labor of love (the blog).

I’ve had a lot of gardening going on around the homestead. March and April are our big spring growing months here in Florida, and I’m still trying to get a handle on all of the seedlings that need transplanted. I may have gone a little overboard with starting seeds, but I’m still trying to gauge supply and demand for my local customers, plus just figuring out germination rates and grow times. It’s been a fun learning process. As we start to get into warmer weather, I’m trying to prepare my garden for summer. That includes laying down my layers of manure, paper (or cardboard), and mulch hay to prevent weeds and rebuild the soil. Weeds tend to take over my summer garden, so even if I don’t plant the whole garden, it will give me an advantage this fall if I can plant without having to clear a lot of weeds. To see more about this method, check out No-Till Low-Maintenance Gardening.

One of the big projects we worked on this week was building a bean house for my peas and beans. I’m growing bush green beans right now, so most of the house is covered in English peas at the moment. It will eventually get too hot for them, then they’ll be replaced with cowpeas and Seminole peas for the summer growing season. I’m still working on a blog post for building the bean house, but you can view our video: Building an A-Frame Bean House

If you’re on Pinterest, I’d like to invite you to visit the Homestead Blog Hop Pinterest board. We’ve just re-opened it for contributors so you can share your blog hop links directly to the board. Stop by The Not So Modern Housewife on Pinterest and send me a message with your Pinterest email address, and I can add you to the board.

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 Hosts

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

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

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Jessica – The Faithful Farmwife (Facebook |Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Lauren – Hillsborough Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)


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:

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Organic 4 GreenLivings

1. Dealing with Allergies Naturally from Organic 4 GreenLivings

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Healing Harvest Homestead

2. How to Amend the Most Horrible Soil in the World from Healing Harvest Homestead

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Oak Hill Homestead

3. Must Have Chicken Coop Accessories from Oak Hill Homestead

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...