Homestead Barn Hop #55

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 55th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent very little time in my house this week! We’ve had temps in the 70s almost every single day, so I’ve been outside non-stop!

Sadly, we had a mama goat die this week, so I’ve been bottle feeding her two babies. It came as a shock, but I am thankful that I have other does that can provide milk for the bottles… We also have 2 bum calves staying with us for a while and nursing on Oakley, so monitoring them and making sure they are getting enough to eat has added to my chore list!

My dirty clothes hamper is full of “barn clothes” and I’m tired, but I’m definitely not complaining. It’s been an awesome week! :)

And now for an exciting Barn Hop annoucement- we have a fun new feature for ya’ll, starting today!

Each week, Amy, Kendra, and myself will each choose a post from the previous week’s Barn Hop to feature. You can find my pick for this week below, and be sure to check out New Life on a Homestead and Homestead Revival for their choices!

This is a fun way to get to know the Barn Hop participants a bit better, and it will provide a bit of extra exposure for your blog if you happened to be featured!

I gotta admit, I’m horribly jealous of all of you that have access to your own trees for maple syrup! This post from The Chick N Coop blog caught my eye: Homemade Maple Lollipops— how cool is that?! They look super simple, and much more nutritious than the artificially flavored pops you get at the store. Plus, there is also a honey version if you happen to be short on maple syrup. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe with us this week!

Now, on to the business of this week’s Hop!

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

Amy from Homestead Revival and Kendra from New Life on a 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!

(If you are reading this post via email, click through to see all of this week’s links!)

Can't Get Enough Homesteading Goodness?

Join over 67,000 others who get the weekly Homestead Toolbox delivered fresh to their inbox. It's packed full of recipes, ideas, and homesteading tips you can actually use (no fluff), plus a copy of my very popular mulch gardening how-to guide.

Let's go!


  1. says

    Hi Jill, this week I’m sharing my Rosemary Lamb Stew and the first installment of my new weekly feature Menu Inspirations! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  2. says

    This weekend was my daughter’s fourth birthday, so I made her this layer cake with frosting that is GAPS legal, Paleo friendly, and FREE of grains, dairy, nuts, soy and cane sugar–and wow is it good!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting.

    Today I shared a post about how to dye Easter eggs using foods you already have around the house. It is easy and quick. I also brought along a recipe for fresh, grass-fed steak with fresh herbs that was a family hit.

  4. farmlife chick says

    Thanks so much for the feature! I love the blog hop! Look forward to it every Monday!

  5. Cathy says

    Too funny that you have laundry building up, so do I since the weather’s been so nice! I’ve been outside non-stop, planting fruit trees, working on the place and planting the garden. My husband informed me today he was out of underwear…whoops!

  6. ShirlleyFai says

    The blog hop is awesome! Wow! This is already the 55th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop? Gosh that was so fast! Anyway, thank you for this blog hop…


  1. […] This post is shared at: Sustainable Ways, Whole Food Wednesday, Healthy 2Day, Allergy Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked, Mommy Club, Creative Juice Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Fresh Bites Friday, Freaky Friday, Fight Back Friday, Seasonal Celebration, Sunday School, Sugar-Free Sunday, Monday Mania, Barnyard Hop […]