Homestead Barn Hop #174

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 “Cultivating the Homestead Community”

I heard a strange chirping noise in the barnyard last week, and was thrilled to find a little yellow chick contentedly hanging out with his mama in the sun. It’s a treat to watch how she cares for that baby–all the old sayings about “protective mother hens” certainly have it right!

Finding the little yellow fluffball was especially comforting after losing four of our other hens to a predator earlier this week (I suspect it was a fox…). The circle of life on a homestead can be both brutal and beautiful at times…

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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!

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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 #173

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  “Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Ok… fine. I admit it: “Taking is easy” isn’t my strongest trait… And unfortunately, it’s not my husband’s either, so we make quite the pair! Last week, we decided to take a rare “day-off” mid-week to head to town to run some errands, but somehow we found ourselves mysteriously building a fire ring in the front yard after we got home a few hours later. I have a batch of homemade marshmallows made up (recipe coming to the blog next week!), so let the campfires begin!

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 #172

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 “Cultivating the Homestead Community”

I enjoy raising pigs, I really do… I love their personalities and how excited they get when I bring out the scrap bucket each night. They are also wonderful rototillers, which is great if you need your garden turned up. However, it is less-than-wonderful when they rototill your front lawn. Like this—>

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Needless to say, they aren’t really helping my meager landscaping efforts. Thankfully, they are about ready for the freezer, and I’m looking forward to having a fresh supply of sausage anyway! ;)

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 #171

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 “Cultivating the Homestead Community”

The garden is going crazy! And it’s actually going crazy with vegetables this year, instead of just weeds, thanks to my deep-mulching efforts. The Prairie Kids and I spent lots of time in the garden this week adding mulch, harvesting vegetables, and studying bugs (bugs are their new favorite topic lately…).

I grew kohlrabi for the first time this year, and am getting a bumper crop. Now I just need to figure out how I want to eat it! Thanks to all the suggestions on the Prairie Homestead Facebook page, I have lots of ideas. :)

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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