Homestead Barn Hop #79

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 79th 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!

I’m pretty good about avoiding disposable dishes in my home, but I have to admit that when I’m out and about, I usually end up using throw-away cups.

I was challenged by the post that Green Idea Reviews shared in last week’s Barn Hop. Victoria went on a month long challenge to completely eliminate disposable cups from her life.

“I decided that I want to work on phasing out the disposables in my life, starting with cups.  I decided to go hardcore and challenge myself to no disposable cups for a month to see how doable it was to completely ditch the cup habit.”

I think you’ll be inspired by her honest account just like I was.

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. Thanks for hosting Jill! I linked up a post for Christian Mommy Blogger and another for Intentional By Grace. Have a great week!

  2. Thanks for my Monday morning pick-me-up! I added in my “how to” for canning in a water bath canner. :) I hope I did the linkie thing right!

  3. Thanks for featuring my disposable cup challenge! It was fun to do!
    This week I’m trying out a couple home remedies: Marshmallows for sore throats (
    and Ginger for upset tummies (

  4. Hi Jill:
    This week’s submission is The Generosity of Farmers (#79), in which I discuss the giving of their time and advice to newbie farmers/homesteaders. I’ve included some helpful garlic growing tips given to me by an organic farmer in my area. Enjoy your day!

  5. My first time linking up here – Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week :)

  6. Thanks for hosting! I left the post on making homemade tomato soup-

  7. Jill, I’m sorry I didn’t read the new guidelines and my post is for a free ebook, 7 Days to Simple, Purify Your Life, could you delete it for me. My apologies for linking first and reading later. Thank you!

  8. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Sweet n’ Healthy Quinoa Salad!

    Here’s the link:

  9. Hi Jill! Thanks for hosting another awesome barn hop! I shared my Einkorn with Strawberries and Goat Cheese recipe. It’s light, refreshing, and has all the flavors of a late summer!