Homestead Barn Hop #88

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Welcome to the 88th 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!

“Winter brings many challenges for the backyard chicken-keeper, and frozen water is chief among them.  You can make your own waterer heater for use with either metal or plastic waterers. It will cost less than $10, cost pennies to run and you can complete the project in under ten minutes. “

Tis the season for chopping ice in frozen waterers– at least in our part of the country! I love this idea for a frugal chicken water heater that The Chicken Chick shared at last week’s hop. Thanks Kathy!

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. Couldn’t find the linky so posting here.
    Fabulous pumpkin muffins (instructions to make GF and paleo)

  2. I couldn’t see the linky either LOL. Gotta love it! So, here is my link it looks like it goes hand in hand with the link about mine :)

  3. Linky is AWOL this morning :-) I’m sharing a few thoughts about my Grandma and the women of her generation. And my instructions (not quite a real recipe) on making hot cocoa without a mix.

  4. I can’t see the linky either. I thought maybe it was me. :P I’m linking up two this week: One is a tutorial for a Harvest Pumpkin Wreath; and the other is for making your own pumpkin puree. Thank you for hosting!

  5. Thanks for hosting the barn hop! So much fun and we all learn so much.
    Have a lovely week!

  6. Hi there! Today I am sharing Saturday night’s answer to “I just want noodles.” A little Jedi Kitchen Trick, I made noodles out of sweet potatoes! For the grown-ups we tossed them in olive oil with apples, almonds and baby kale.

    Thank you for hosting!

  7. Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linked up my post “All About P**p”



  8. Thanks for hosting! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. I’m a new follower too!

  10. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Popular Holiday Wassail!

    Here’s the link: