Homestead Barn Hop #63

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 63rd 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!

If I had to guess, I’d say that chickens are one of the most popular aspects of modern-day homesteading. And because of their popularity, there just so happens to be a LOT of chicken info floating around the web! If you are new to chickens, you’ll appreciate this down-to-earth, back-to-basics chicken keeping primer from Little Farm in the Big City. This blog post covers legalities, buying chickens, equipment, coops, and more. Thanks for sharing this wonderful info with us last week! :)

Want your post to be showcased as our featured post in the weeks to come? Amy, Kendra, and I will pick a different post to feature each week from the previous week’s entries. Just make sure that you link back to one of our blogs- otherwise we can’t pick you!

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.

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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Jill Winger

Owner/Blogger at The Prairie Homestead
Hey! I'm Jill. I'm all about cooking from scratch, getting dirt under my fingernails, hoarding mason jars, and trying not to kill stuff in my garden. I firmly believe that anyone can be a homesteader. Stick around, and I'll show ya the ropes!

Comments

  1. Hi! This week I’ve posted on the dangers of genetically modified foods and why we need labeling to make informed choices, since these novel crops have never been tested for safety and have been implicated in everything from the increase in food allergies to the increase in infertility.

    I also posted on the hazards of sunscreens, most of which contain petrochemical ingredients and endocrine disruptors which are absorbed directly into your bloodstream, as well as how to find a sunscreen so safe, you could eat it.

    Have a great week and thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks for hosting!!
    This week I am sharing a recipe for beef jerky- and its sooo easy!!

    http://ournourishingjourney.com/2012/05/16/super-easy-beef-jerky/

  3. Thanks for hosting, Jill. :-) I think I’m the only one here without chickens. LOL

    I’ve linked up three:
    1. One Pot Spaghetti
    2. Natural Heartburn Relief – especially while pregnant
    3. Buttered Lentils and other Lentil Recipes….so cheap!!

  4. I’m a new blogger (http://wannabepioneerwoman.blogspot.com/) and have a new farm page on Facebook – KCFarms (www.facebook.com/KCFarms). Still trying to figure our this Barn Hop stuff. :D We just moved onto our own little 10 acre homestead last month. We have lots and lots and lots of work ahead of us – but that’s because we love every minute of it and want to make our place something really special for ourselves!! have a garden growing gangbusters. No chickens yet – but can’t WAIT to get some along with some ducks…and that will just get us started! :)

  5. Thanks for hosting. This week I shared my post on controlling insects on your homestead, herbally and organically, to prevent insect vector diseases in your livestock and in your family. This is part of an series of articles on creating a homestead pharmacy.
    Chris

  6. Thank you so much for the kindness of featuring my blog! I finally got a minute to sit down and check some of my favorite blogs. Imagine my surprise at seeing my own blog there at the top. Wow! And thanks again!