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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Happy Mid-week!

I’ve been in the Off grid mindset. Working to compile the reasons that we live off grid in our family.

I know we are in the minority. It’s not something we really set out to do, but just the best option for where we live.

I haven’t done a lot of blog posts on off grid living, but I’ve written a few.

Aunt Flo Comes to the Homestead—Dealing with Off Grid Periods

Three Years in an Off Grid Camper


Ten Essentials for Your Off Grid RV Homestead

Living Off Grid—what does that mean?

This has come to mind as I’ve been shooting my next YouTube video. I’d actually forgotten some of these posts.

We do live off the grid. It’s been a journey, but for us, it’s been worth it. We’ve learned so much!

One good place to start is education. Learn from many sources.

I like this book, Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living (Books for Preppers), focusing on LONG-TERM solutions, while pursuing an off grid lifestyle.

This book, Going Off the Grid: The How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness , is where we are at–pursuing simple living and happiness. Isn’t that everyone’s goal?

Start learning. Maybe you’ll decide to move towards a more sustainable life too! Just make small steps.

I’m looking forward to finding out what everyone has to share this week.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


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.

Join us for the Homestead Blog Hop for ideas and tips for gardening, homesteading, raising animals, crafts and recipes.

Meet Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge - Join us each Wednesday for crafts, DIYs, homesteading tips and recipes.

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 - Fresh Strawberry Crostata

1. Fresh Strawberry Crostata from Treat & Trick

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Easy DIY Yeti Style Cooler

2. How to Make a DIY Insulated Yeti Style Cooler from Condo Blues

Homestead Blog Hop feature - Couples Date Night Challenge A-Z

3. Couples Date Nights from A-Z Challenge from Imperfectly Perfect

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

Just right click and ‘save image as…

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge - Join us each Wednesday for crafts, DIYs, homesteading tips and recipes.

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.

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13 Replies

  1. Hi! I’d love to be added to the blog hop pinterest. I’m green to this blogging world, just getting started. Still trying to even figure out what a blog hop is and how to participate! Appreciate that support.

    1. Thanks for coming by!
      I remember feeling that way.
      Just find a blog post that you’ve written. Click on the charging button or arrow to copy the link. Then go to the blue inlinkz button and click to join the party. Once there, scroll down to the “add yours” button. From there, paste your link into the url box, and your title should pop up. If you have pictures, then choose one to show by clicking on the one you want. Then click DONE, or you can add more!

      Let me know if you have any trouble.

      Thanks for coming!

  2. Thank you ladies for hosting this awesome weekly linkup. Have a wonderful Hump Day.

    I linked up this week with = 11+12. This is a friendly reminder and we would love to invite you to come and join us at SeniorSalonPitStop. You will find the linkup information under BLOGGING.

  3. Laurie,
    Once again, thanks so much for graciously hosting this charming party!! I truly do appreciate it!!! I admire you and all who live off the Grid…I know I would not be able to do so….Kudos to you for doing it!!! I hope you are having a good week!!!

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