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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!


Let me tell you, technology is great when it works,and when it glitches out on you…it’s beyond frustrating!!

Most of you visiting my blog also run a blog, so i know you understand this perfectly. However, you don’t have to be a blogger to understand that tech is useful but sometimes a real pain.

I will not go into the boring details, but let’s just say that 90% of my day’s work went up in smoke when an app froze up. I have not figured out the lesson in it yet, but I’m still alive and kicking, so it hasn’t got me down for the count.

Let’s just talk about something fun.

I survived my first zip line trip, made it through a high ropes course, and feel really glad for that. I doubt I’ll have any desire to repeat the ropes portion ever, but the zip lining was pretty fun. Woman with helmet for zip lining

This was my face all day. 🥴

That’s a random bit of trivia from over here. How about something interesting from your life recently?

Thanks for coming by!

Have a great 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 - Barn Cleaning Tips

1. Barn Cleaning Tips from Simple Living Country Girl

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Stained Glass Leaf

2. Stained Glass Leaf from Selep Imaging

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Rustic Apple Muffins with Crumb Top

3. Rustic Apple Muffins with Crumb Top from Anderson and Grant

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.

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

  1. Laurie,
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely 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!!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting! We love participating in this fun link up!

    I agree with you about technology… I love it when it’s working, but it can be quite frustrating if you hit a glitch! That brings back memories of tech breakdowns in my kindergarten classroom before I retired. Yikes… nothing worse that having 24 little ones ready to go, only to find out that the tech isn’t cooperating! I appreciate your positive attitude. it definitely helps in such situations! 💕

What is your experience? 💜 I read every comment, and so many times I find that I gain encouragement from what’s shared. ❤️