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!

Fall is in the air. Granted, it’s still 90 degrees here in Florida, but there is definitely a shift in the weather patterns. Summer is our rainy season. That means it is so humid all day long that spontaneous thunder storms usually sprout up around 3 pm and last until after dusk. It’s a big reason why summer gardening is so difficult in Florida. Most of your traditional vegetable plants cannot handle the heat of a Florida summer, and those that can cannot handle the amount of moisture. And if you get lucky enough to find a plant that can handle both, it’s likely to be eaten by insects. It’s a very frustrating time of year to be a gardener here, but I digress.

So I typically give up on gardening in the summer, especially if it’s a summer when I’m 9 months pregnant and having a baby. I’ve really been looking forward to the start of fall, when I could get back out into the garden. It may still be 90, but there has been a marked decrease in humidity, so it feels cooler outside. We also aren’t getting a lot of rain, so I can spend more time outside without worrying about getting rained on. I am so thankful for this relief, and I hope it sticks around for a while.

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 August 2017

Ann – Live the Old Way (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

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

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

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

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

Natasha – Houseful of Nicholes (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:

Homeastead Blog Hop Feature - our-homemade-dog-ear-wash

1. Our Homemade Dog Ear Wash from The Heritage Homestead

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Dehydrator recipes for produce

2. The best dehydrator recipes to preserve the harvest from Feathers in the Woods

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - fall-leaves-to-use-for-green-mulch

3. How to Mulch from Garden Leaves from Organic 4 Green Livings

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.

Let the Party Begin

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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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