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This is a big day!

The 500th Homestead Blog Hop!

That’s impressive!

I’ve only been here for part of the journey, but it’s been fun!

I got to choose features this week, and I think you’ll like them! 😃

At our homestead, we are trying to keep up and get a few things into the garden, in between rain showers.

I’m also trying to add some homey touches to our cabin, while we are still in construction, so that’s a strange thing. But the heart of a woman yearns for a homey nest, doesn’t it!


The below two pictures imperfectly portray some of the homeyness I’m working on creating. This is our dark corner around the woodstove. Gonna have to add more light touches but it’s coming along.

Over on our YouTube channel, I’ve been sharing some homestead recipes in the past couple of weeks.

Last one was on a whole slew of vegan dishes, including vegan lasagna. It was yummy, but super simple to make.

Please consider subscribing here and at YouTube (it’s FREE!)! We are working towards our FIRST 1000 SUBSCRIBERS, and are getting really close! We are at 876 at YouTube, and every person counts and we appreciate you all!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!


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.

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 - DIY Mini Wood Lantern

1. DIY Mini Wood Lantern from Steph Creates Things

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Mango No Church Ice Cream

2. Mango No Church Ice Cream from Esme Salon

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Tea Bag art for Jun Journals

3. Tea Bag Art for Junk Journals from Fresh Vintage Art by Lisa S.

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!

Click here to enter

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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3 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    Since Joe passed away, I have not have much time to watch my You Tube channels but I do plan on getting back into it soon as things are finally settling down…
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

  2. Wow the tea bag art is wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting, I appreciate coming to visit and share with your readers, have a great week ahead! Melynda @scratchmadefood!

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