Homestead Barn Hop #60

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 60th edition of the Homestead Barn 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!


I LOVED these ideas for copy-cat Lara Bars from Living Crunchy! If you don’t know what a Lara Bar is, they are commonly sold at health-food stores and are 100% whole-food, fruit and nut bars. I love them, but they can be a little on the pricey side. In this week’s featured post, Living Crunchy will show you the basic method for making your own bars at home, with 5 variations! I can’t wait to give these a try. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes with us this week!

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

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.

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

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  1. Wow! Honored to be the featured post this week. Please check out for more great recipes from Sara. She is the brains behind the Lara Bar post, and has some terrific recipes on her site.

  2. Jill,

    I don’t think your linky is working correctly, NONE of the entries I put in are showing up.


  3. Whoops, my apologies, I see them now. Thank you!~

  4. Thanks for hosting. I shared a recipe for meatloaf with chard and spinach on my iron site.

  5. Thanks for hosting, Jill! Those Lara Bars look delish!
    I’ve linked up two this week:
    1. What IS a Doula?
    2. Crock Pot Beef Stew

  6. Thanks for hosting! I posted my recipe for a quinoa salad with salted, cultured lemons.

  7. Hi! Thanks for hosting!

    This week I’ve posted on preventing and even reversing osteoporosis with nutrition, and how to enjoy dandelions as a delicious nutrient dense food and medicine, including 2 recipes–1 for dandelion wine!

    Have a great week!

  8. This week I’m sharing my (Sour) Cream of Asparagus Soup, my raw liver smoothie and a Potato and Egg Scramble with Chive Flowers! Have a wonderful week!

  9. Thanks for hosting, Jill. Today I linked up a post on using coconut oil to cure canker sores. Works like a charm. :-)