Homestead Barn Hop #107

“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Can I just say that I’m really glad that last week is over? The stomach flu hit our house last week, and it was a long couple of days… I’m really thankful that bugs like that don’t come around very often for us! Looking forward to a much better week…

But, on a happier note, we got some wonderful moisture in the form of snow last week– we had bigger drifts than we’ve had for 2 years– a definite answer to prayer. :)

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.

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  1. I love the barn hop! Thanks for hosting. :)

  2. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting! Hope you’re having a great week!

  4. Thanks for hosting! This is my first time participating :) I linked to a post about how to cook less and still eat really well.

  5. Thanks for hosting Jill! The Granny Plan is moving on to the first steps in building a real food pantry. In keeping with the pantry theme we have strategies to reduce food costs … stuff like thinking of your food in categories. Also I’m sharing my simple summer side dish of raw tomatoes. Food doesn’t need to fancy or difficult to be nutritious!

  6. There was some trouble uploading my picture, if you could possibly fix it, I’d appreciate it. Thanks!

  7. Thank you for hosting. This week’s article, #143, is In 32 Seconds Your Life Can Change, and addresses the general busy-ness of our lives as we seek to create, try new things, forge a path of being different, and pretty much get everyone fed at least once during the day. Sometimes, we can focus so hard on all that there is to do, that we’re not living in the present.

  8. Thank you for hosting again! I’m sharing 2 posts:

    1. DIY Herbal Shampoo- Part of the Toxic Free DIY Mini Series, you’ll learn how to easily make your own herbal shampoo!

    2. Trekking Across Country w/a 2 Year old: My long journey from Tampa, FL to San Francisco, CA with my inlaws and toddler plus my disgusting food experiences. I couldn’t wait to have my fridge in walking distance!