Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!
I can honestly tell you that I’m about ready for Hurricane Irma to be over. I’m tired of watching forecasts and trying to figure out which way it’s going to go. I’m tired of wondering if we’ve done enough to prepare. I’m tired of seeing what still needs to be done and being physically unable to do it myself. I’m tired of seeing people freak out and insist that the whole state of Florida needs to evacuate or we’re all going to die. SPOILER: a bunch of them are evacuating to Georgia. Guess which state is next on Florida’s path. Reports are that I-75 is already backing up from people evacuating Miami and the Keys. Grocery stores are out of water, batteries, and canned food. Schools are already closed for Thursday and Friday so they can prepare to open as public shelters. I still need to go to the grocery store, but I’m hearing horror stories about people getting into fights in the aisles. I don’t mind dealing with that, but I don’t want to take my three kids with me to experience it.
Meanwhile, I’d had to make the decision to once again delay starting seeds for my fall garden. Keep in mind that I had planned to start some of them in July, but put it off because it was too hot and I was too pregnant. Then didn’t get them started in August because I had a newborn and was recovering from a c-section. Now here it is September, I’m still recovering from a c-section, and I’m worried this damn hurricane is going to wash and blow everything away. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if I didn’t have a plant sale planned for the beginning of October. I’ve already paid for my spot. I guess I just hope and pray. Worse case, I try to find some wholesale nurseries to buy inventory from. Gosh, that’ll get expensive. I hope the sale ends up being worth it.
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. 5 Herbs to Harvest Before Winter from Oak Hill Homestead
2. How to Substitute Dried Herbs for Fresh Herbs from My Fearless Kitchen
3. 10 Most Useful Eggshell Hacks from Little Urban Greenie
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- 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.
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