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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Hello, Bloggers and Readers!

After last weeks frigid temps and all of our snow, we are enjoying warmer temps. Feels kind of like the Spring Thaw, but since it’s only January, I doubt if it’s the last of the cold.

I did hear more birds singing today than last week with all the snow. I think they were hiding!

We enjoyed the beauty!

Also, we “enjoyed” or endured more challenges too, on the homestead because of the cold.


Over on our YouTube channel, we’ve got a couple of cabin updates and a look at all that snow!

If you’re feeling adventurous, and can turn your iPad or phone sideways, then check out my first “livestream”. It’s quite a chuckle, because I could not see the screen, and shot it all sideways. 🤪

Cabin Update Livestream


Here’s the one with all the snow, and work!


Lastly, I shared a little side trip that I took recently to a neat place locally. That video live yesterday. I learned some neat history from our area at my drive through Pressman’s Home.

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 - What do you need for baby chicks

1. What Do You Need for Baby Chicks from Simple Living Country Gal

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - DIY I Dig You Valentine Bucket

2. Simple Dig Treat Bucket for Valentine’s Day from Drug Store Divas

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Meyer Lemon Curd

3. Meyer Lemon Curd from The Copper Table

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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4 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    I hope you are staying warm!! We are having a bit of a warm up here…
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that I truly appreciate it!! I hope you will have a great week! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

  2. Thank you so much Laurie and team for hosting. Happy Humpday to all.
    My links: 46+47. We will be so happy if you share your links with us at SeniorSalonPitStop. Link under BLOGGING

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