Homestead Barn Hop #66

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 66th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop!

(We’ve changed the rules a bit this week– please scroll down for details!!**)

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.

Did you share any homesteading related posts on your blog this week? If so, we’d love to have you link up below! Even if you don’t have a blog, we always welcome your comments!

I’ve tried sprouting grains for our own consumption in the past, but I have to say I’ve never considered doing it for my chickens! I love the post that A Life Unprocessed shared last week. She has been buying grains in bulk and then sprouting them to avoid feeding her girls the processed chicken feed. Now that my girls are free-range, I might just give this a try to help supplement them instead of using the store-bought feed. Thanks for inspiring us this week!

And since you were this week’s featured post, feel free to display one of the following badges with pride on your page- we’ve provided 2 different color choices to pick from. (Past featured post participants- feel free to grab one of the banners as well!)


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

***Please note the rule changes below!!***

Some Simple Guidelines:

1. Please remember that the Homestead Barn Hop is meant to be a place to share homesteading related encouragement and inspiring ideas specfically related to homesteading. In an effort to keep our weekly round-up clutter free, links which are not specifically homestead related, and any promotions such as giveaways, contests, carnivals, etc, will be deleted in order to maintain the integrity of the Barn Hop.

2. Please remember this is a family friendly link up. Any pictures or posts linked to the hop which aren’t appropriate for our children to view or read will also be deleted immediately. We’re pretty conservative, so we ask that you use good judgment and err on the side of caution.

3. Make sure that you link to your Barn Hop post, not your blog’s main page, so your guests won’t have any trouble finding your great tips!

4. We would also appreciate it if you would 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 to link back to us with.

5. Want a chance to be a “Featured Homestead” next week?

Be sure you’ve included the actual Barn Hop button on your post, with a link back to us. Thank you for sharing the message about the Homestead Barn Hop!

6. Occasionally there is a problem posting due to glitches in the internet or the Linky Tools. If you have difficulties posting and it does not show up immediately, please wait a little while and try re-posting (this helps avoid double posting). We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, be we do not have absolute control over the internet. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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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. Jill, please delete my submission. I was in a hurry and didn’t notice your new rule change to share homesteading tips, only! I’m very sorry :-(.

    Link: “Do You Need A Livestock Guardian Animal?” #26

    • Brenda- no need to apologize- that fits the theme just fine!! I’m gonna leave it. :)

  2. Hi Jill! This week I’m sharing the final (for now) part of my Real Food Economics 101 Series, Not Stressing a Not “100% Real Food Diet”. Thought the post on sprouting grains for chickens was pretty thought provoking too! I’ve not considered it for ours before.

  3. Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for spinach tart and also food science information on soaking beans.

  4. I also shared an article on omega 3 for depression.

  5. Thanks for hosting, Jill. I hope all is well on the homestead.

    Today I shared a recipe for the treat I made up for Father’s Day, Strawberry-raspberry shortcake –

    The boys loved it, too, and were bragging to their friends about how good it was. :-)

  6. I’m sharing my Shrimp Cake Bites and a yummy Crunchy Munchy Veggie Salad. Thanks for hosting!