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Hey, Ladies!

That’s what I said as I tromped through the woods yesterday morning. I sent out in search of my old friends, and before long, I found one. Then two, then many!

This time of year, I find my ladies out there where they appeared last Spring! Sometimes they even multiply! I do love those Pink Lady’s Slippers!

I’ve tried to imagine why the Lady’s Slippers are my favorite Spring flowers. I think it’s partly because I know they have a small window of bloom time. That adds to the excitement of discovering them in all their glory when I can catch them! Also, they just look amazing!

As I wandered in the forest, with three cats trailing me, I stumbled upon single blooms, pairs, and even some triplets. I found some clumps of four and even five! I began counting after I’d already seen several, but I believe I saw a good fourth-five Pink Lady’s Slippers out in our woods. We have more out back, and in the past I’ve seen a couple up above the driveway, but I didn’t search those areas today.

It was nice. These beauties aren’t visible along any beaten path—you must hike deep into the woods, push aside brambles and duck under branches to find them. I hope I never get too feeble to climb our hills, because I’ll miss them.

Every Spring, I am delighted anew. Seeing these flowers one year doesn’t make them boring the next. It just makes you anticipate them all the more!

May your day be blessed with whatever makes you smile, like the Lady’s Slippers so for me!



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:

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - 7 Healthy Eating Habits for Busy Mom

1. 7 Healthy Eating Habits for Busy Moms from My Health Crush

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - 10 Things You need to Know to Level and Repair an Uneven Floor

2. 10 Things You need to Know to Level and Repair an Uneven Floor from Condo Blues

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade Strawberry Glaze

3. Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade Strawberry Glaze from My Homemade Roots

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.

Homestead Blog Hop - Homestead tips, ideas, animal care, and recipes every Wednesday
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2 Replies

  1. 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!! I hope you are having a great week!!

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