Homestead Barn Hop #86

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 86th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop!

I’m glad to be back after my little absence last week. In case you missed the announcement, Prairie Boy was born October 26th, so I took a little break from the Barn Hop. Looks like there were some great submissions last week, I enjoyed looking through them all to pick my featured post for this week!

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!

“Slippery elm is derived from the inner bark of the North American elm tree (Ulcus fulva).  This plant has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, and Native Americans were also familiar with its healing properties.”

I’ve recently become fascinated with herbal remedies, and love learning ways to care for my family without reaching for the medicine cabinet. Thanks to These Light Footsteps for sharing how to make Slippery Elm Balls to help soothe digestive problems. I can’t wait to give these a try!

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

    Morning all, hope you’ve had a great week!
    I’m linking up to a naughty but nice post today, Simple Cookie Recipe with Variations! The plain recipe is listed and there are several different flavour combo’s you can add to make a change. It is so easy just having 1 go to recipe that works and is totally yummy! :)
    Janie x

  2. says

    This week I’m sharing an eye-opening post that explains why we can’t trust eggs that are labelled “Organic, Free-run”, purchased from the supermarket. The video exposes how factory farmers are cashing in on the organic trend and using the label “free-run” when in fact the chickens are not truly able to access pasture. I’m steaming mad over this! Let’s all become informed over this latest scam from the corporate agri-business.