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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Good day to you!

For some reason, it’s feeling more like Spring! I know it’s just a teaser, but right now, I can hear the birds merrily chirping, and see speckles of blue sky! Our temps should reach the mid-70’s today, and we’ve even caught a sound of the Spring peepers. That must mean something!

We are ankle deep in sawdust, fully immersed in wood working. Andrew has been in the planer, Adam the router and nail gun, with me carrying supplies and distressing cabinet doors this week.

We are getting the walls up in the pantry. Progress is always slow for us, considering the learning curve of every new DIY project, but some progress is better than none! We are putting up pine and ash shiplap boards, with ash shelving to follow. I must say that it is looking mighty fine! 👏🏼

Today, I’m heading out to Harbour Freight to swap out the nail gun, then pick up a piece of glass for the wood stove door, grab some glue, and get back to keep the wheels turning.

The cats are staying scarce from all of the noise of the machinery, but oddly, the last two days they’ve had a visitor. Turns out it’s Tubby’s original—he happens to be the copy of his dad/grandfather. I thought the solid black cat yowling out there sounded strange, but when I saw Tubby inside and a twin image of him outside, I just shook my head. We try to teach Tubby not to go in the ways of his carousing father, and I believe that with little procedure Tubby underwent last summer did more than our cautions. He’s not a wanderer—just a sweet little chubby Tubby.


What’s up in your world?


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. Vegetable Garden Size: How Big of a Garden Does My Family Need from Simple Living Country Gal

2. Carrot Apple Muffins from Treat and Trick

3. Peach Waffles with Salted Caramel Sauce from The Lazy Gastronome

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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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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4 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful 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!! I hope you are having a great week!!

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