Homestead Barn Hop #77

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 77th 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!

“You see, I think it’s all about the approach. We never hinted to the girls that this would be a ‘gross’ or ‘disgusting’ endeavor. It simply ‘was’. We never required or forced them to have any part of it. If they didn’t want to eat turkey this fall, I wouldn’t make them. But, being already quite homeschool-minded, they viewed the whole process as educational. They asked a million questions, and we did our best to answer them.”

I was captivated by the post that The Little Things blog shared on last week’s Barn Hop. She writes about their first turkey butchering experience and how they shared it with their young girls in respectful and non-traumatic way. It reminded me a lot of the post I wrote regarding our first steer butchering experience, and I love that this family is educating their kiddos about the origins of their food from a very young age. Now that Prairie Baby is getting older, we will have to address the tough questions when it comes time to butcher our next food animal, and this post was so inspiring to me. I think you’ll enjoy it, too!

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

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  1. So glad to be joining in on your hops again! It has been a long summer, but I am back to blogging again, yay :)

  2. Hi Jill, thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my new Google search portal that allows you to search 87+ Real Food sites at once!

  3. I had asked several questions this weekend that look like they are soon to be answered by some of your participants. Thank you for hosting! Your linky provides a wealth of information!

  4. Thanks for hosting! I linked up my post on why I’m doing GAPS for T2 diabetes:

    Which isn’t entirely appropriate, I MEANT to share my chicken broth post:


  5. It is canning season here in the Midwest. I shared my recipe for seasoned tomato sauce and pizza sauce as well as a trick to take corn off the ear.

    Thanks for hosting!

    We just started a blog hop called Eat Make Grow and we are always looking for quality bloggers to submit their links.

    Stop on by if you get the chance:


  6. This week I am sharing a recipe for Grain Free Tacos! Nom Nom Nom!! Everyone knows that you can just sub the corn shell for a piece of lettuce but the trick is getting the meat just right!!

    Thanks for hosting!

  7. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, tasty and delicious
    Easy Dried Kale Chips!

    Here’s the link:

  8. I’m a bit late, but I’ve just shared about a visit to a pick-your-own farm in search of green tomatoes. I’ve included a very easy recipe for a French-Canadian favourite: Green Tomato Ketchup, which really isn’t ketchup at all! It’s more like Chow Chow. Have a great week!

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