Homestead Barn Hop #168

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 “Cultivating the Homestead Community”

I’m sorry, but I just gotta say it again… I LOVE MULCH! 

I’m enjoying my garden so much this year–such a big improvement from year’s past when I got sick to my stomach every time I’d go outside to look at it. I’ll be posting more pics in the weeks to come, but let me just say this: If you are fighting (and losing) the War of the Weeds this year, you gotta plan on trying some deep mulch next time around. It’s been a game-changer for us!

Now onto the Hop! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week. :)

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a HomesteadWeed Em and Reap, and The Elliott 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!

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 specifically 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.

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Homestead Barn Hop #167

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

It was a good week on our homestead. Nothing super out-of-the-ordinary, but the days were just busy-enough to keep me happy, without being too busy, know what I mean?

We had some beautiful rain showers this week, and the Prairie Kids and I harvested an entire colander full of strawberries. That might not sound like a lot, but considering that I’ve struggled with growing berries for 3+ years, it was an event worthy of celebration. :)

To keep up with our daily and weekly homestead happenings (and photos), I’d love to have you join me on Instagram if you have an account. You’ll see the strawberry harvest posted there, along with other fun snapshots of our prairie life. So come on over!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a HomesteadWeed Em and Reap, and The Elliott 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!

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 specifically 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.

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Homestead Barn Hop #166

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

The heat has arrived… I knew it was coming, and it finally hit us over the weekend… I suppose it can’t stay cool all summer, but I might have been secretly hoping it would… However, thanks to my deep mulch, the garden is still plugging along, happy as ever.

And… I’ve never done this before, but I’m putting Natural Homestead on crazy-deep discount this week (PDF or Kindle version only) for just $7.40. Considering it retails for $24.95, this is an INSANE deal, especially since you’re getting FOUR other homesteading ebooks along with it—->

(affiliate links)

BundleoftheWeek.com, 5 eBooks for $7.40!

 

Get more info here– this flash sale is only good through the end of the week, and I won’t be offering Natural Homestead for this price again, so get it while you can!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a HomesteadWeed Em and Reap, and The Elliott 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!

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 specifically 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.

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Homestead Barn Hop #165

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Last week I spend several leisurely afternoons out in my garden, pruning, weeding, and admiring my happy little seedlings. I gave myself a pat on the back, since this is the most successful garden year I’ve had in several seasons.

Do you guys see where this is going?

That’s right… less than 12 hours later we were hit with an epic hailstorm that pummeled every inch of our homestead with mountains of ice pellets.

I supposed that’s what I get for counting my vegetables before they are grown…

Fortunately, I think everything will recover, since the plants are still young. But it’s still sorta depressing to go out the next morning and see your once-happy cabbage, onions, and bean sprouts sad and shredded.

But… such is life on the homestead. Hopefully this week will be better–onward and upward!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a HomesteadWeed Em and Reap, and The Elliott 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!

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 specifically 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.

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