Homestead Barn Hop #93

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Whew! After a little break for the holidays, the Barn Hop is back! I hope that you all had a wonderful time of celebration and are ready and recharged to start the new year.

While I’m happy to be back, this Barn Hop is a little bittersweet. We are starting back up without one of the Barn Hop team– Amy from Homestead Revival. She has decided to spend some time this year focusing on her family (a decision I both admire and respect) and she is taking a small step back from blogging for a while (Homestead Revival isn’t going away though– it’ll still be around). I will definitely miss having her as a part of the Hop each week!

So do you have those posts ready to share? Let’s get started!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead and 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!

stainless steel straw“When I showed him the (glass) straws online, which would have cost almost $30 for a simple set of four, he scoffed and said he could easily make some. The one drawback is that they wouldn’t be glass, but I could deal with that.”

How cool is this DIY Stainless Steel Drinking Straw post from A Life Unprocessed? I’ve seen the glass straws, but have never bought any since I figured I’d probably end up breaking them. I love this make-your-own option instead. (Just make sure that you are using a food-safe type of stainless steel.)

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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Comments

  1. Maybe it’s because I’m sick, but where’s the Linky link? LOL

  2. I’ve heard that WordPress is not being nice to HTML code on pre-scheduled posts this year… Perhaps that’s where the missing Linky went?

  3. So sorry that Amy is not participating in the hop. But I fully understand.

    Thanks for hosting. :)

  4. Thank you for hosting! I’m sorry that Amy is not a co-host but glad the hop continues. I’ve learned and benefited so much from this get together. I look forward to it every Monday morning. Have a Happy New Year.

  5. Thanks for hosting Jill :-) This week is all about grassfed beef!

  6. Good morning! I shared a couple of posts this week. First is a recipe for Hummus Enchiladas, which are gluten free and vegan. Next is a post called “Got Tax Return?” which offers ideas for big-ticket purchases that can helpa family save money and eat better. Thank you for hosting!

  7. Sharing two posts today: Overnight *Instant* Oats and Leftover Oatmeal Muffins… Make some healthy soaked oatmeal and then use any leftovers to make up a batch of yummy muffins. :) Thanks for hosting & Happy New Year!

  8. Thanks for hosting, Jill. I’m just getting back into the swing of things after taking a blogging break for the holidays, and turning my thoughts to garden planning.

    For those new to gardening, you may want to check out the link I posted with tips for beginning gardeners:
    http://www.commonsensehome.com/new-to-gardening-start-here-tips-for-beginning-gardeners/

  9. I shared my story about my return to farming. Happy to be here and thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks for hosting! I had the same problem with the linky list on a scheduled post.

    I’d like to thank Gretchen from Backyard Farm Connection for sharing the post Homestead Highlight: Lisa, and interview with me! I had fun doing it and am happy to see it here!

  11. Please add my name to your newsletter.. thank you