Homestead Barn Hop #181

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

It’s just been one of those weeks– you guys can relate, right? I had multiple canning projects, gardening, and cleaning tasks on my to-do list this week, and pretty much none of them happened… I’m learning to be flexible–sometimes with gritted teeth–but still… ;) Here’s hoping next week will allow for a few more things to get crossed off the list!

Now, on to the Barn Hop!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a Homestead 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 #180

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

I feel at peace… We have chickens once again, thanks to a local friend. It’s been awfully quiet around the barnyard after the Great Chicken Massacre several weeks ago… I didn’t realized how accustomed I was to have them constantly milling around the yard. Thankfully, things feel back in balance, and I finally have something to eat my table scraps! (The turkey didn’t care for them, and it was driving me crazy!) ;)

Now, on to the Barn Hop!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a Homestead 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.

4. Please 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.

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Homestead Barn Hop #179

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

My onions… my poor, poor onions.

I had the prettiest crop of yellow and purple onions this year. I spent all summer fussing over them (well, as much as you can fuss over an onion) and counting down the days until I could harvest them. I decided this Saturday would be the day, but when I went outside to start, I was less-than-happy to discover that something had eaten 90% of them! And not just a nibble here or there, they are GONE. There are a few bits of skin laying around, and a couple half-eaten tops, but the rest are no where to be seen. Between my chicken massacres and now my onion disappearance, I have to say this has not been the best year for food production… I suppose this is a good time to be thankful to have the grocery store for back-up…

Any idea what type of critter eats onions? I’ve never had this happen before…

Now, on to the Barn Hop!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a Homestead 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.

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Homestead Barn Hop #178

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

I think I must be getting soft… When we bought our pair of turkeys this spring, we intended to have them for Thanksgiving dinner. However, after our chicken massacre last week, only one of the pair survived, and the lone survivor has suddenly become very attached to us. It follows me around the yard like a dog, and when the Prairie Kids left the front door open on Saturday, it invited itself right in, and was pleased-as-punch to be hanging out in the living room… I do believe it has earned a pardon. So, I suppose I’ll be buying a free-range turkey from the local health food store this year… Yeah, I’m definitely getting soft. ;)

I'm pretty sure the dog was rolling her eyes...

I’m pretty sure the dog was rolling her eyes…

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Now, on to the Barn Hop!

This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, New Life on a Homestead 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.

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