Homestead Barn Hop #48

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 48th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop!

I so enjoy visiting your homesteads each and every Monday. Thank you to everyone who has made it a success so far! Last week we had a spectacular turn-out with over 230 entries!

We finally got a decent snow storm here in Wyoming last week, so I’ve been enjoying a few cozy days inside. I’m feverishly working on the finishing touches to Your Custom Homestead, my very first eBook! It launches February 20th, so get ready! (And stay tuned for a sneak peek here on the blog later in the week.)

If you want to stay up-to-date on announcements, special giveaways, and coupon codes, “like” the Your Custom Homestead Facebook page. (An official website is also coming soon.)

Alrighty, now down to the business of this week’s hop.

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 Kelly from The Morris Tribe.

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, Jill. Today I linked up a post about how we got started homeschooling, and some of the misconception people have about homeschoolers. I’m still giving away seeds for those who haven’t started planting yet, too.

  2. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my yummy Marinated Pork Chops and a post on homemade Chicken Stock with tips, tricks and special ingredients.

  3. Added my kids’ favorite spinach recipe and linked back here for ya. Hint: lots of butter is key to disappearing spinach here. ;-)

  4. Thanks for hosting! I shared a Hot Garlic-Ginger Lemonade recipe. It’s a wonderful natural remedy for colds and flu. It’s a great immune booster too. Thanks again.

  5. Thanks so much for hosting, Jill! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can check out all the details here:

    Thanks again!

  6. I linked up this week. I shared a post from a few days ago :) :) I also grabbed your blog button, added that to my sidebar, and provided a link to the barn hop in my post. I still need to grab the Homestead Barnhop photo…I’ll get that done tomorrow ;) :) I’m really enjoying these link-ups very much…and I can already tell there are some great ones today :) :) This is fun :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)