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.
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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. 50 Ways to Save Money Now from Healing Harvest Homestead
2. Preserving Seasonal Fruits from Learn the Legacy
3. Red Raspberry Apple Jam Recipe from Summer Kitchen Creations
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.
Let the Party Begin
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