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!

No significant rain in weeks, low humidity, nice temperatures, and a huge plant sale to kick off the fall gardening season. So what’s the worse that could happen? Cue tropical storm. I really dislike Florida sometimes. I’ve been locked into this plant sale since June. I’ve been starting seeds, getting plants ready, and generally stressing out. Now it’s finally here and it looks like it’s going to rain all weekend. I’m less than thrilled. So I’d appreciate any prayers that the rain holds off Saturday morning and that we get some relief. I have enough stress. I really don’t want to invest a bunch of time and money into this sale and not get anything to show for it.

My little nursery side business has made me think about what sets homesteaders apart from the rest of society. Once again, my family is looking forward towards additional expenses and possible financial hardship. The good news is that we can plan ahead for it since we have a couple of months notice. There’s only so much we can do to reduce our expenses, but our homestead gives us the ability to increase our income. I need to get the chickens and pigs a little better set up so we can start breeding again, but I can also work on attending more plant sales and building that business. We can also reduce our food costs by getting the garden going and setting up another pen to raise meat rabbits. We have one pig we can send to the butcher. I’m going to rebreed the goats so we’ll have milk. One way or another, we can make our land and animals work for us. We may not have a perfect yard, but we can feed our family and that is the most important part.

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)

FEATURED POSTS

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 - Healing Harvest Homestead

1. 50 Ways to Save Money Now from Healing Harvest Homestead

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Learn the Legacy

2. Preserving Seasonal Fruits from Learn the Legacy

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Summer Kitchen Creations

3. Red Raspberry Apple Jam Recipe from Summer Kitchen Creations

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

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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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