Homestead Barn Hop #49

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 49th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop!

I can’t wait to see what has been happening at your homesteads over the past week! We had an exciting week as we completed our first ever home butchering project! If you’ve been following along at the Prairie Homestead Facebook page, then you know that our steer is now officially in the freezer. I look forward to sharing more about that adventure over the next couple of weeks, along with a tutorial on how to render beef tallow!

Some other exciting news this weekР(Bloggers take note!) My friend Erin over at Homestead Host is having the grand opening of her newly launched business, TODAY.

Homestead Host is a web hosting provider especially geared towards those in the homesteading or sustainable living movements. So, if you have a blog, (or want to be a blogger someday), I highly, highly recommend checking out the packages that Homestead Host has to offer.

I recently switched The Prairie Homestead’s hosting over to Homestead Host, and I couldn’t be happier. Erin has helped me to improve the load time of the blog, as well as providing a nearly effortless transition¬†(on my part!) and incredibly customer service.

So, to those of you who don’t have websites, I apologize for the ‘geek’ talk, but like I said, if you in the market for a new hosting service, I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Plus, Erin is hosting giveaways this week for a FREE domain hosting package and a gallon of coconut oil, so blogger or not, you’ll definitely want to check that out! :)


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. As always -Thanks to the BARN HOP!
    Anyhow….How do you clear an entry and fix the spelling on your bog title? Or I should ask how can I improve my typing and stop hitting the “s” when I need to hit the “D”.

  2. Oh, poo – I accidentally posted the coconut oil giveaway twice, as Mr. Linky errored out on me the first time. Sorry everyone!

  3. Hey there, thanks for the great link up! I shared a new feature (with a Q&A) Ask Dr. Jake (my hubby) about kids getting adjusted by a chiropractor. Also, the link to Erin’s giveaway isn’t working?? Have a blessed week!

  4. Thanks for hosting, Jill.

    This week I linked up a little something for Valentine’s Day – our homesteading love story –

    No white horses or limos, no flashy bling or million plus wedding, just close to 20 years of love and understanding.

  5. Wow – this week is FULL of great ideas if the pix are any indication! I have my hands full reading them over the next few days!

  6. Hi Jill, thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my yummy Chicken Parmesan Meatballs and Sausage Noodle Soup

  7. Thanks for hosting! I shared a Mini Warm Chocolate Cakes recipe. They are incredibly delicious! Thanks again.

  8. I love the Homestead Barn hop! It’s a great way to read about other people and recipes and more. I try to link up every week, but who knows? With a family of 9 and 38 animals it gets a little busy!
    Bella Hope

  9. Thank you for the wonderful link party. I have a hard time leaving when there are so many great links!!