Homestead Barn Hop #84

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 84th 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!

“What is the one single thing you can do right now to help you have a great garden next year?  Plant a cover crop!  Whether you have raised beds, a full size garden or a few rows here and there – trust me when I say this can make all the difference in next year’s garden.”

Thanks to Old World Garden Farms for sharing this very informative post last week! I don’t know much about cover crops, but I definitely think it is something I’d like to try for the future.

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!

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  1. Morning everyone! I spent my weekend clearing up the last of the eating apples in the orchard, not a great year for them here sadly, but too many to fit in our bursting-at-the-seams freezer! So I share with you all, Cinnamon Dusted, Dried Apple Rings. I hope you enjoy!
    Janie x

  2. This week I shared a post on the challenges of eating healthy on a limited budget and living in a rural area with limited shopping choices. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting today! Today I am sharing two grain free and gluten free recipes.

    Banana nut bread & chocolate chip cookies.
    I also shared say goodbye to your bad smelling high efficiency washer machine forever!

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. This week I’ve shared some photos that I took at my local pumpkin farm. They have a variety of animals, including goats, mini donkeys, ducks, turkeys, etc. A visit to your local pumpkin farm is a great way to spend a sunny fall day! Thanks, Jill!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linked up my post, “WILL THE REAL VITAMIN C STAND UP”

  6. Hi there! I’m joining the party kinda late… Wow! There are so many great ideas! I shared a recipe for Beef ‘n’ Tater Bites. (Who doesn’t like finger food?)

    Thank you for hosting!

  7. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Healthy Homemade Pizza!

    Here’s the link: