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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Are you canning?

We have been doing some here and there. More this last week than the whole summer. I swore I would not be canning in the camper, but guess what? Yep! I am!

Canning in the camper kitchen

I’m not going out of my way to find stuff to can—just whatever garden produce we pick—so far I’ve put up I think 28 quarts of green beans, and 16 pints of salsa. Maybe a canner of tomato soup base too. Not a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, but little by little, we are getting a few. 😊

Making salsa from heirloom tomatoes and peppers!

I learned a little about cayenne yesterday. It’s not hot when you slice it! 🌶 But it’s a slow burn that you can still feel the next day! I’ve heard that cayenne is an excellent fruit for circulation, and I’ve used it in a balm on my dad’s peripheral neuralgia. From what I feel, with the gentle burn still in effect the next day, it does seem helpful in bringing circulation to damaged extremities.

It’s fun to learn, as long as you don’t get burned! I may think about gloves next time, though! 😉

Charlie always has to be in the midst of the action!

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURED POSTS 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:

1. How to Harvest and Save Basil Seeds – from Counting Tomatoes

2. Alfredo Chicken and Potatoes from Homemade on a Weeknight

3. Planting Garlic for Next Year’s Harvest from It’s My Sustainable Life

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

Just right click and ‘save image as…

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge

Guidelines 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.

Let the Party Begin!

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Follow all your hosts on Pinterest and send me a message that you’d like to be added to our Homestead Blog Hop group board. The only rule is to only add posts that you’ve also added here.

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6 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. That information about cayenne was really interesting! And I am cracking up about your cat in the middle of it all! I shared my recent dining room makeover including some photos of my cats in the middle of all the action! Have a lovely weekend and thanks so much for the link party!


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