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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday to you all!

I hope you al had a great new year and are launching into 2022 with determination.

We celebrated Christmas with my family over the weekend. We had a very nice time and it was great to get together, though not long enough.

We also got some snow Sunday evening! Enough to be pretty, but not enough to really do much with. Thankfully, the roads stayed clear, so it was the best of both worlds–snow and safety.

Here’s a shot that Andrew captured as the sun was peeking over the ridge! Snow at Ridge Haven Homestead

Andrew’s shot

I launched the first edition of the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop on Sunday and that went pretty well. I’m thankful for those who came to share and participate. “Never despise small beginnings”, they say, and I know that that’s true in almost every area of life.

Snow at Ridge Haven Homestead
Snow on the ridge. Andrew’s shot

Today, we have some neat features!

I’m pleased to see a crochet pattern, I enjoy crocheting. I also love scarves and ponchos, so a cape might be fun! :-). 🧶

Herbs are another love of mine, so making an herb garden is a great way to keep things spiced up! 🌱


And in this time of the cold/flu/sickness/covid, a good antiviral is a must! I make an elderberry syrup and we use it when we start to go down physically. Be sure to check out the recipe featured–there are many ways to make elderberry syrup. 🙂

Have fun sharing and caring!

Have a great week! Frosty leaves


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 | 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)

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 - Planning-A-Medicinal-Herb-Garden

1. Planning a Medicinal Herb Garden from It’s My Sustainable Life

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Elderberry Syrup

2. Elderberry Syrup from The Petite Homestead

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Crochet Cable Cape

3. Crochet Cable Cape from The Little Treasures

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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19 Replies

  1. 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 and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. What gorgeous photos of the sun shining through! I love the frost on the leaves also! I’m sure you had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family!

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