Homestead Barn Hop #72

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 72nd 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.

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!

There is a lot of buzz online about the ‘Back to Eden’ film which shows you how to have a happier, healthier garden using mulch. When I first watched the video, I was SO excited, but when the time came to actually start implementing the methods, I chickened out. Did it really work? Had other regular people like me used it with success?

I was thrilled to see this post that Petticoats and Pinafores shared at last week’s Hop. It’s a let’s-be-honest look at the method, complete with pictures. After reading this post, I am much more ready to try again next year! Thanks for sharing Shannon!

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 a link to the Barn Hop button in your post! 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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  1. says

    Is it really Monday already? I’m back to work after a lovely birthday weekend.
    Have a great week everyone!
    Janie x

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting, Jill. Today I posted a comparison of Jarden (Ball, Kerr brand) canning lids and Tattler Reusable Canning lids. I look at their materials, company history, safety testing and customer service. I hope people will find this information useful in choosing the canning option that works best for them.

    Later today I’ll also be starting a giveaway for the book “Building Soils Naturally”, which will run from this evening through 8/5/2012.

  3. says

    So many great entries this week! I feel as though I have been missing some really great posts lately due to being stuck in my kitchen…canning ? This weekend, I took a break and did some actual cooking and baking. A welcome relief [sigh]. I’m sharing a different kind of cheese ball this week. It is more on the ‘sweeter’ side of appetizers.

  4. says

    I’m sharing my latest healthy smoothie – tumeric and ginger, and my Warm Miller and Broccoli Salad. Thanks for hosting!

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting ladies!

    This week I’m sharing our new favorite indulgence. Sweets are rare in our house during gut healing, and these are decadent enough to make it feel like a real treat when we make them. They are allergen-free (dairy, soy, gluten, EGG, … ) and perfect for those following a GAPS/Paleo/Primal diet. Try them with a cup of tea, for a lazy Sunday breakfast, or pop in a lunch box.

    Silky Banana Bread Bites


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