Homestead Barn Hop #182

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“Cultivating the Homestead Community”

Several weeks ago, I told you how my beautiful onion crop was missing when I went out to finally harvest them.

I was left scratching my head– what type of critter eats onions?? Many of you sent in suggestions, but I still couldn’t find a culprit that made sense.Well, I’m happy to say I finally figured it out. It… was… the… TURKEY.
I remember him being interested in the onions when I was harvesting the few that were left, but didn’t think anything of it until I watched him completely demolish a spaghetti squash this week, rind and all.He had been spending quite a bit of time in the garden, and I just *assumed* he was hanging out looking for bugs, when in reality, he was wiping out three rows of onions… Apparently, Mr. Turkey likes fresh veggies as much as I do…Moral of the Story: Never trust a turkey! ;)

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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