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Welcome to the Farm!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Homestead Helps Wednesday Homestead Hop #1



Welcome to the very first Homestead Helps Wednesday Homestead Hop, a blog hop dedicated to the homesteading way of life. Whether you’re homesteading on a 40 acre farm in rural America or in a fourth floor apartment in the middle of an urban jungle, you could probably use a little help with something, and you’ve probably got a little help to share.

Homestead Helps is about helping each other consume less, produce more, and live simply. Posts about gardening (both in the ground or in containers), preserving the harvest, raising animals, frugal living, cooking from scratch, textile arts like sewing or knitting, recycling, repurposing, and upcycling, homemaking and home management are all welcome and appreciated! Did you just harvest your first tomato? We’d love to hear about it! New chicks? Don’t forget the pictures! Did you learn the best way not to do something? Share that, too! I think you get the idea.

Join In!

Create a “Homestead Helps” post on your own blog. Then come back here to add your post to the linky box below. Please, link to specific posts and not to your blog’s home page.

Each week, I’ll choose a post or two to feature during the next week’s link-up.

Don’t have a blog? Feel free to add a comment here with helpful homesteading stories and tips!

Now for just a few simple guidelines to make sure this is a useful and enjoyable experience for everyone:

1. Please, remember that this is a family-friendly site. No inappropriate content, please!

2. Please, link your posts back to this one. This is a common blog hop courtesy and helps build our online homesteading community. When your readers hop back here, they can read the other participants’ post, too. We all end up sharing, learning, and helping from each other.

3. Please, visit a few of the other links. This is another common blog hop courtesy. While you’re visiting, be sure to leave a comment, letting the blog owner know you stopped by. Just because many of us wouldn’t mind living in a barn, me included, doesn’t mean we have to act like we were born in one.

4. No giveaway or other advertising-oriented posts. This hop is for sharing useful information, not free advertising. So, keep your links to posts involving homesteading topics

Thanks for stopping by! I’m always nervous about doing something like this. It’s that whole throwing a party and nobody comes thing. So, please, leave a link so we can take the party to your blog for a little bit!

Grace and peace be yours in abundance,
Betty

10 comments:

  1. I do not have a blog but I enjoy reading your blog.

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  2. Thanks for hosting this fun new hop!!

    This week I've posted on the dangers of disposable diapers for International Real Diaper Week and the "Great Cloth Diaper Change" World Record Competition, which begins April 16, 2012.

    Did you know that even "eco-friendly" disposables can cause major health and environmental problems, or that it's pretty easy to learn to raise your baby without using any diapers at all?

    Have a great week!

    http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/dangers-of-disposable-diapers

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    1. Dawn, thank you so much for linking up that great post! I know so many mamas that keep wavering back and forth on the cloth diaper issue. Your post provides a lot of food for thought! Hope to see at the next Homestead Helps Hop!

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  3. the chicken in your header has such beautiful color. what kind of chicken is this? I look forward to coming back to visit.

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    1. Hi Faith and thanks for stopping by! Her name was Stripe and she was a Rhode Island Red from my very first flock several years ago. She was a ornery little thing but so pretty. Sadly, she succumbed to the heat before we knew how to provide relief.

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  4. Thanks for hosting! I just linked up my post about my gutter salad garden! Next week I'll have to post an update... :-) Your site is very cute! I'm your newest follower.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I loved your gutter salad garden idea! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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  5. Thanks for the invite. I linked up my branch tomato cages.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I have a thing for homemade rustic ideas. Those cages were more than just functional and inexpensive. I thought they were charming and artistic, too! Hope to see again this week!

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