Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

It feels good to be a homeschooling mom this week. Our homeschool co-op is officially over for the summer. Spring soccer ended a week early due to a scheduling mix-up. I literally have no commitments that require me to leave the house for the rest of the month. Of course, this is provided I don’t sign the kids up for swim lessons, but I’m working hard to resist the temptation.

We’ve spent most of the last week dealing with a family health crisis, which has caused my husband to spend most of his time in Orlando. Having this extra free time has been a blessing because I need to be home to take care of the kids and animals while my husband is away. It’s also doing amazing things for my stress level since I finally have the time I need to do everything that needs to get done.

I also ordered a new outdoor-based curriculum that I can do with my son through the summer. Blaze New Trails and the Student Companion from The Giles Frontier includes nature study along with units on butterflies, raising chickens, and visiting u-pick farms (plus so much more). We received the books this week and my son couldn’t wait to tear into it. We’re planning trips to a couple of u-pick farms this week and next, so I’m really looking forward to getting into it. My goal is to stay active outside this summer, and I think these books will help.

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.

Blog Hop Hosts April 2018 - Simple Life Mom

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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 take turns choosing 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:

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1. 11 Excellent Homesteading Books to Read from A Home Made From Scratch

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - 6 Ways Homesteading Keeps You Healthy

2. 6 Ways Homesteading Keeps You Healthy from Oak Hill Homestead

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3. 20 Frugal Recipes from the Great Depression from Artful Homemaking

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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.

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