Homestead Barn Hop #33

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 33rd edition of the Barn Hop! I so enjoy visiting your homesteads each and every Monday. Thank you to everyone who has made it a success so far!

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 this week!

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 err on the side of caution.

Click here to view all the past editions of the Barn Hop

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

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  1. Thanks for hosting! I posted background on the Michael Schmidt hunger strike along with a call for donations. On a lighter note, I posted a recipe for curried pumpkin soup

  2. Thanks for hosting, Jill.

    Today I linked up a post on coping with Stomach Flu Symptoms, and why the BRAT diet may not be your best choice:

    There are lots of things we can do on our own to take care of ourselves and our families.

  3. Thanks for hosting! I shared a Chocolate Sunflower Fudge recipe that is so yummy! It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty. Dairy-free option included. Thanks again :)

  4. Hello from Germany!

    I shared a post this week about the delivery of our firewood and the start of wood stove season. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY PARENTS WHO RAISED KIDS AROUND WOOD STOVES!!! I’m expecting in February and am curious about people’s experiences with such. At what age could your kids take care of the stove themselves? How did you make sure there were no burn accidents? And on and on. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of info out there for parents who live semi off grid.


    • Good question. And an important one. We had Prairie Baby at my parent’s house last week and they have a wood stove. She knows what “hot” means, so I took her over to it and said hot firmly several times. She understood to stay away. (She’s also experiences cause and effect with hot food. That helped.)

      But, I’ve never thought what I would do with a very young baby and a wood stove. That could be a challenge. I’d love to hear other people’s ideas/experiences as well.

  5. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    fried egg salad

    potato and leek soup (vegan)

    wild rice salad

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  6. Thanks for another Homestead Barn Hop! So many links to look through! I’ve shared a recipe for the World’s Best Pumpkin Soup (although that claim could be contested I’m sure :-P)

  7. Thanks for hosting!

    New Follower…
    And, new FB Liker, too.

  8. I really like this blog hop. I found it through a face book blog hop community. This was introduced to me on my brand new blog hop. I put a post about an amazing farmer that I get my pork from and at the end of the post I include a piece on the dinner I prepared with it.

  9. oh I thought comment luv would leave it here is the link to my new blog hop. Alimentary Tuesdays Blog Carnival

  10. This is a great site! And nice links too.. Keep posting some more!

  11. I cannot say that I have ever seen a site like this before. This is incredible … wonderful idea and keep the Homestead Barn Hop going.