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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Thanks for coming by to the blog hop today!

*Just a quick note! The code was messed up at first but is now up and running! Sorry for the delay, as it was a process to figure out! Feel free to add your links now! 😊

How is your week going?

I’d have to say that we’ve been having a productive and sunny week! It’s good to feel good, albeit tired from outside work at times. When you experience sickness, then recover, you appreciate the well side so much more! I very much enjoy feeling well!

Our family has been digging in and working hard on our food production, aka gardening preparation. Holding Strawberry

Our first strawberry, from our one plant!

It’s not really time for all of the warm weather crops just yet, but we are close. Our last frost date is May 20, so that’s just around the corner! But we are still getting food in the ground.

This past week and this one we set out raspberries, I found more sunflowers to hide here and there, and Adam’s faithfully been planting his pepper garden. Teen boy gardening

Adam’s pepper patch

I also planted Greg’s big tomato plant, and have declared war on the raccoon who’s stolen two red tomatoes from it. The evil bandit took a chomp from both tomatoes (several days apart), then turned up his nose and left them for us to find. You don’t know how maddening that is–unless you’ve planted things and looked forward to the harvest, only to have it destroyed overnight. Tomato in cage

The evidence.
Tomato smashed on ground
First specimen

We’ve been clearing brush, chopping wood, trellising berries, and pulling weeds! I’ve been planting herbs, moving little plants around, and poking sunflower seeds into holes. Then we went to Mom and Dad’s and did it all over again! Little A’s Tree Service cutting tree

Greg taking care of some trees he dropped awhile back.

Teen boy hauling wood

Andrew splitting wood

I love to see things getting accomplished, a little at a time!

How about you?

Do you have garden projects going on? If so, what’s your focus this week! Woman and orange kitten

Big Orange kitten NOT happy about riding in the van


PS. Here’s the Bible verse from my Instagram feed. I’ve been posting some of my favorites recently. Be sure to check out our Instagram for more regular peeks behind the scenes on our homestead.

Jeremiah 29:5 chalkboard with sunflowers

Now on to the Hop

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet Your Hosts!

Follow Their Blogs

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

Natasha – Houseful of Nicholes (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Ann – Live the Old Way (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Laurie – Ridge Haven Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)


from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we take turns choosing three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are the features from Last Week’s Hop:

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - How to Make Orange Peel Pesticide1. How to Make Orange Peel Pesticide from Fivespot Green living

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Make Your Own Comfrey Salve2. Make Your Own Comfrey Salve from Artful Homemaking

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Gardening and New Trellis System3. Gardening and New Trellis System from Journey of Faith

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop Featured BadgeGuidelines for this Get-Together:

  1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
  4. Link your post back to the Homestead Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. By joining the party, you are giving the hosts permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us.

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5 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!! And Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links !!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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