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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!


It’s the middle of the week, and it feels like it’s the middle of the summer, doesn’t it?!

We’ve kept busy, trying to make our gardens productive. I will have to say that some of the vegetables are doing great! We are enjoying some cucumbers, although so far, we are eating more from my mom and dad’s garden than our own!

Our okra is about to blossom, which is exciting. And we’ve about reached the end of our lettuce harvesting, since it’s bolting in this heat.


The tomatoes are always our favorite! Greg and the boys planted dozens of varieties, as usual! But our soil has proved to be a challenge for the tomatoes. With a little fertilizing (with that stinky fish emulsion–blech), they are pulling through and beginning to look like we might get a good harvest yet! So that’s exciting!

We never did find out who dropped off a generous bag of cucumbers and zucchini, but we sure did enjoy them! We’ve never been ones to turn down good food!

Our Herb Garden

But by far, this year, the most successful garden has been our little herb patch. I just delight to go out and look at the flowering culinary herbs. Not to mention snipping them into home-cooked dishes! I do love my herbs! Our herbs!


I may write a bit more about them later, but for now, here’s a little peek into our herb garden!

Oh, and we are making some progress on our house! Getting electric lines run, and working to figure out how to get our solar panels placed. We have so much to learn and do, but every step counts!!

Have a great week, and don’t forget to share your favorite blog posts here on the hop!

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!

Homestead Blog Hop Hosts November 2020Follow Their Blogs

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | 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)

Sarita – An Off Grid Life (Facebook | Pinterest | 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-Prepare-For-Cold-Flu-Season-With-Elderberry-Tincture1. Elderberry Tincture, How to Make and Use from It’s My Sustainable Life

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - naturally-sweetened-banana-bread-recipe2. Healthy Banana Bread Sweetened with Honey from Artful Homemaking

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Ultimate Guide for Beginner Camping3. Ultimate Guide to Beginner Camping from One Pen Club

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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What is your experience? 💜 I read every comment, and so many times I find that I gain encouragement from what’s shared. ❤️