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Summary of Austin’s Recovery

I have several blog followers who only come for the blog hops! That’s perfectly fine, and when I’ve had time, I’ve also visited other blogs for their blog hops!

If you’re a blog hop follower, you may have missed the most terrifying/stressful/miraculous/encouraging set of circumstances that our family has recently gone through.

Our oldest son, Austin, had a terrible accident two weeks ago, with an excavator. He’s 19, and it’s been a faith walk, as well as a challenge in some respects. Rather than tell it all over again, I refer you to the nearly two weeks’ worth of posts detailing the drama admit unfolded, and how his recovery is progressing.

Start with this Facebook post

Then…you’ll find that on my blog here, there’s a new category in the menu, called Austin’s Recovery. On that page, you will find the updates, and can keep up with Austin’s progress.

Category:Austin’s Recovery

The latest post is this one:


Austin’s First Days of Rehab

And a couple of my favorites are these:

Reckless Love Austin’s Recovery Update

That was So Random—Or Was It?

Since this event and recovery overshadows everything, it’s what’s on the front burner. We’ve got a lot of other stuff going on too, like gas lines, putting up shiplap in the kitchen, and working on the pantry. I’ll get back to those!

Thanks for coming by, and enjoy your day!

God bless you!


Welcome to the Homestead Blog 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

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. 3 Hand Drawn Mother’s Day Cards from Creatively Beth

2. How to Clean A Dryer Vent the Easy Way from Condo Blues

3. Brioche Bread Recipe from Esme Salon Recipes

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!

Join Our Pinterest Board

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.

Homestead Blog Hop - Homestead tips, ideas, animal care, and recipes every Wednesday
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7 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!! I hope you have a great week!

  2. Thank you so much for the feature of my Brioche Bread recipe. Much appreciated and thank you for the hard work to put together this Linkup.

  3. Thank you for hosting the party and I’m so happy to see Austin is doing so much better! I love your That Was Random post. So thankful the neighbors were home and outside…everything happens for a reason
    xx, Maria

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