Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!
I hope you all had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Our was pretty low key. Hubby worked on fixing our washing machine, while I got some gardening done. The heat is getting pretty intense outside, and this pregnant lady doesn’t handle it well. After overdoing it Monday, I ended the weekend a moody, hormonal mess. But at least I have most of my seedlings up-planted. I still have a lot of plants that need to go in the ground, but that will have to happen during the week.
We still aren’t getting much of a break from the drought. We’re no longer under a burn ban, which means fewer if any forest fires; however, it still means that the plants are struggling. Give me another couple of weeks, and I’ll be complaining about how much rain we’re getting every day. It’s feast or famine around here.
The good news is that the hay growers are slowly starting to cut again, which will mean some relief to our hay bill. I had switched the horses to compressed alfalfa blocks. The good news is that the horses look fantastic. That bad news is that the blocks are about $90 each and my crew can eat through one in 4-5 days. I’d still like to keep them on the blocks, but we’re thinking about supplementing with tifton rolls just so I’m not buying 3 blocks of alfalfa every 2 weeks. Yes, keeping horses in Florida is very expensive, especially when you have 3 over the age of 20 who are basically pasture ornaments.
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!
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. Tips on How to Save Water in the Vegetable Garden from Organic 4 Green Livings
2. Insane Things You Must Know about Tea Tree Essential Oil from Healing Harvest Homestead
3. Convert a Playhouse into a Cute Chicken Coop from Murano Chicken Farm
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.***
Let the Party Begin!
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