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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!


Suddenly we are mid-July, and it seems like so many flowers are everywhere, each one more wonderful than the least one!

If you were to look at my photo app, I’m 💯 percent sure that the flowers outnumber the people pictures! And I do take a lot of people too! I just happen to love flowers!

And vegetables.

Fruits. Herbs.

Whatever happens to grow currently.

My kale is booming.

My sunflowers have popped open. They’re a small but mighty patch. 🌻. What they lack in size and number, they make up in color.


I have to refrain from spamming everyone everyday with sunflowers. If you look at some of my past posts, you can see some of them. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see many more pics of what we have blooming and growing. It’s easier for me to upload photos there than here–maybe because of our connection.

I’m amazed every day at the color explosion that a garden provides.

I hope you are also finding joy in the beauties of the garden! What’s here today may not be found tomorrow, so stop while you can and smell for flowers and taste the tomatoes!

Happy hopping!


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_know_if_your_chicken_is_sick1. 5+ Warning Signs of a Sick Chicken from Simple Living Country Gal

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - easy DIY water saving herb garden idea2. Easy Self Watering Patio Herb Garden from Condo Blues

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Small Space Family Command Center3. Small Space Family Command Center from Declutter in Minutes

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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15 Replies

  1. I can relate. Even though our own garden is small and uneventful, I enjoy the abundance of flowers in the neighborhood and the bright sunflower fields outside our town. It’s amazing how in the course of a few month nature goes from zero to a million, right?

  2. Laurie,
    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!!

  3. I would love to have a garden. I’ve tried so many times and no matter what I do the animals eat everything. One year I had 20 tomato plants with a fence around them and only got 3 tomatoes. So sad. They even eat our rose bushes – flowers, leaves, everything but the thorns. Thanks for hosting the party!
    – Maria

    1. Goodness! That’s so frustrating!
      I have to admit, the raccoons are getting our corn before it’s ripe and something is getting our sweet potato leaves. Seems like we really have to shell out a lot of money to just grow food! Crazy for sure!

  4. It’s so nice that you do a blog hop. I love the pictures you post. What an unique and beautiful sunflower.

  5. Thank you so much for hosting. When we first moved her I planted so many perennials and I am so glad I did because no matter how active I am in the garden I still get flowers every year and I do so love the colors.

  6. I enjoyed seeing your lovely flowers and it reminded me to download a photo I took on my walk this morning. Thanks for hosting Laurie and I’m enjoying your IG feed as well! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!
      I’m trying to keep up. I never know what to focus on. Usually it’s just everyday tasks. I’m trying to find a balance. I love that you love the stories of little Charlie!

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