Homestead Barn Hop #10

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Believe it or not, we are at the 10th edition of the hop this week! The turn-out has been great, with a whopping 84 entries last week, our biggest one yet! Thank you all so much for participating. I love visiting your homesteads and getting to know you all better!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, along with three other fantastic homesteading gals:

Amy from Homestead Revival,
Kendra from New Life on a Homestead,
and Megan from A Blossoming Homestead!

We encourage you to stop by every Monday and share your latest homesteading posts with us.
From cooking to animals to gardening, we want to hear what’s been happening at your homestead.

Some Simple Guidelines:

1. Remember to provide a link back to the Homestead Barn Hop in the post that you share. Feel free to grab the banner at the top of this post, if you would like, and use it to link back to us!

2. Please link to a specific post, not your blog’s main page.

3. If you don’t have a blog, share your latest homestead updates in a comment on this post!

4. We, the hosts of the Barn Hop, reserve the right to remove any link that we deem inappropriate or offensive. We will error on the side of caution.

Have fun, get to know some new homesteading friends, and be sure to join us every Monday!

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  1. says

    Hey Jill. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I loved your blog name so I had to stop by and I see we have a lot in common. It’s so very nice to “meet” you!
    I’ll be back! *said very Arnold like* LOL!
    Have a super day!

    • Jill says

      How funny- your blog name is what caught my eye as well. So glad to have met you too- I love getting to know new homestead bloggers! Welcome! :)

  2. kathy says

    Did some peaches with your honey /cinnamon recipe and even tried one jar and they were delicious and so pretty !!!!
    Previous to that I made some chutney – Tomato chutney my first ever, was so lovely. I Plan on making more flavors and looking so forward to pear chutney and plum chutney. You inspired me so much with your talk of the pressure canning . That i got mine out of the attic in garage and placed on stove in kitchen , located owners manual and started reading last nite and look forward to canning up some winter squash and chicken and venison this winter and everything else i can in the meantime and As soon as i can get some Vanilla bean I will be making that Extract . So NICE!!!!!! I have used my 4qt pressure cooker quite a bit . In the Past so real familiar with it..Have already made relish- sweet , Pickled beets 3 batches and Blueberry /Rhubarb Jam and Blackberry Preserves as well as Strawberry Rhubarb Jam . Absolutely Appreciate Your Recipes for tortillas and french bread ,cocoa, sausage, Of which I want to make all four!!!!!! Loved all the sharing of info from others and also have a smooth top stove,of which if it has a smooth bottom on pan, Its getting used !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has worked wonderfully so far . Also word overheard in big box store between store employees was Try to always use pans that are 1″bigger or smaller on burners and My hot water bath is exactly 1″ bigger than biggest burner Thank You so Much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Barbi B. says

    I’m in Missouri and will be planting a few rows of seed potatoes on Saturday, that sprouted in my basement. They have wonderful sprouted ‘eyes’, ready to hit the dirt. That will be the last of full moon and should do well. I watch the moon signs for potatoes and peas, especially. It really works, as it says in Eccle. 3, “There’s a time to plant and a time to reap…..” Can’t wait. Luv your blog.

  4. says

    I spent some time last week covering and uncovering my hoop houses as there were severe storm warnings almost every day. As my garden survived a major snow storm on Mother’s Day, I wasn’t about to let hail take it out so soon in the growing season! I did post about my hoop house experience this year and have decided they are the BOMB! Especially since I can’t have a greenhouse where I live— they’re the next best thing! My plants went in the ground a month early and are now WAY ahead in growth for this time of year.

  5. says

    Hi Jill, I live in Arkansas. My husband and I are growing vegetables and shade perennials. We also raise alpacas, katahdin sheep, and a few Pygmy goats, laying hens, and beef cattle thrown in for fun and for food. This was my husband’s dream when he retired but I absolutely love this lifestyle. I have been reading your essential oil articles and last night took the plunge and ordered a kit through you. Thanks so much for all the good info. I can’t wait to get started.

    • says

      Sounds like you have a wonderful homestead Peggy! I’m excited for you to get your oils, too. I just added you to our Facebook group. :)

  6. says

    I posted the wrong title of my blog. It is We are getting a new web page and blog for our farm. I mostly post about our animals anyway.