Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Homeacre Hop #86

Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!

Good morning and I hope you're having a great week! Can you believe September is here? Summer is my favorite season, but I'm looking forward to cooling down, sweat shirt weather, bonfires, and warm hot chocolate! Also, the arrival of our baby girl!! :) I'm 3 weeks out until my due date, but the doctors think I will go early - let's hope so!!

This will be my last Homeacre Hop for a while. I'm going to take some time to enjoy, relax, and get into a new routine of having 3 children. I'm afraid it's going to be crazy! But I do plan on being back, so don't worry!! :)

In the meantime, we have a new Homeacre Hop Host to introduce! Her name is Tracy, and she blogs over at Our Simple Life. Here's a little about Tracy - My name is Tracy Fredrychowski and I live in South Carolina with my husband Craig and I blog at OurSimpleLifeSC. We have two grown children and three (almost four) grandchildren. We live on 20 acres in the middle of nowhere and the nearest town is 30 minutes away. We raise pigs, chickens, meat rabbits and try to be as self-sufficient as possible. We have a huge garden that keeps me busy all summer long that provides us with a full pantry every winter.

I have a true passion for homemaking and homesteading the old-fashion way and try real hard to stay true to a very simple basic lifestyle. My family thinks we are nuts but we could not be happier.

My husband works out of town each week, so I run our farm pretty much by myself during the week. Once the chores are done, and my body cannot take anymore farm or garden work I retreat to the house and spend my afternoon in my office. I have a background in web and graphic design, so I try and help my husband with our finances by taking on a few small design jobs to keep me busy during the week.

Other than that I am just a very simple country girl who takes pride in my God-given role as a homemaker and help-mate to my husband.


Please help me in welcoming her to our fantastic group, check out her page, and give her some love on Facebook!

Come check out some great link-ups from my blog here, and go visit my other fantastic, fellow co-hosts: 
It's neat to see which blogs each co-host is featuring that they loved from the following week! We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google +, or by email! You can find me on Facebook here.

FEATURED POSTS!
Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)


I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!



Congrats! :) If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop! We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!


<div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>

You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that's a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it. :)

There are just a few rules to follow:
  • Please, only link posts that you haven't linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone.
  • Family friendly posts only. 'Nuff said. :)
  • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Link as many appropriate posts as you like each week. Older posts are great too.
  • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host's blog) with the button or a text link, and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and/or Pinterest!
  • Please follow us by email! You'll receive notice when the hop is open for business. :)
  • Only share content that you have created.
  • Please remember that the whole idea of a blog hop is to visit the other bloggers and make connections and friendships...so share the linky love!
  • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. :)
  • Please note: Posts that don't follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.
    <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>



    I hope that my blog inspires you to start your homesteading dreams wherever you are!
    You can follow me at:

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    The Homeacre Hop #85

    Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

    Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!


    Come check out some great link-ups from my blog here, and go visit my other fantastic, fellow co-hosts: 
    It's neat to see which blogs each co-host is featuring that they loved from the following week! We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google +, or by email! You can find me on Facebook here.

    FEATURED POSTS!
    Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)


    I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!

    I love reading about everyone's love for their girls! Check out Abigail's beautiful flock!


    Congrats! :) If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop! We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!


    <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>

    You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that's a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it. :)

    There are just a few rules to follow:
    • Please, only link posts that you haven't linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone.
    • Family friendly posts only. 'Nuff said. :)
    • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
    • Link as many appropriate posts as you like each week. Older posts are great too.
    • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
    • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host's blog) with the button or a text link, and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and/or Pinterest!
    • Please follow us by email! You'll receive notice when the hop is open for business. :)
    • Only share content that you have created.
    • Please remember that the whole idea of a blog hop is to visit the other bloggers and make connections and friendships...so share the linky love!
    • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. :)
    • Please note: Posts that don't follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.
      <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>



      I hope that my blog inspires you to start your homesteading dreams wherever you are!
      You can follow me at:

      Thursday, August 21, 2014

      The Homeacre Hop #84

      Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

      Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!


      Come check out some great link-ups from my blog here, and go visit my other fantastic, fellow co-hosts: 
      It's neat to see which blogs each co-host is featuring that they loved from the following week! We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google +, or by email! You can find me on Facebook here.

      FEATURED POSTS!
      Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)

      I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!


      Congrats! :) If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop! We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!


      <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>

      You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that's a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it. :)

      There are just a few rules to follow:
      • Please, only link posts that you haven't linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone.
      • Family friendly posts only. 'Nuff said. :)
      • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
      • Link as many appropriate posts as you like each week. Older posts are great too.
      • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
      • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host's blog) with the button or a text link, and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and/or Pinterest!
      • Please follow us by email! You'll receive notice when the hop is open for business. :)
      • Only share content that you have created.
      • Please remember that the whole idea of a blog hop is to visit the other bloggers and make connections and friendships...so share the linky love!
      • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. :)
      • Please note: Posts that don't follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.
        <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>



        I hope that my blog inspires you to start your homesteading dreams wherever you are!
        You can follow me at:

        Thursday, August 14, 2014

        The Homeacre Hop #83

        Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

        Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!

        I hope your August is going great so far! School starts next week for my children, and I can say that I'm happily counting down the days until then...haha. They, on the other hand, are NOT excited about it at all! I'm looking forward to being on more of a routine with school and I'm hoping it'll seem less crazy around here, but with a new baby coming next month, who knows!? It will probably still be a crazy house!

        We are still putting up lots from our garden - cucumbers, zucchinis, squash, corn, green beans, peppers and finally our tomatoes are starting to turn! I can't wait to start canning my tomatoes! What have you been preserving this summer? I'd love to see pictures on my FB page!!

        Canned green beans :)

        We've done Dill pickle spears, cucumber & onion salad, and Bread & Butter chips so far!

        Peppers from our garden - this is our first year of them being successful!

        Sweet peppers & banana peppers we received from our neighbors :)

        Aaron helping me freeze corn!

        Come check out some great link-ups from my blog here, and go visit my other fantastic, fellow co-hosts: 

        It's neat to see which blogs each co-host is featuring that they loved from the following week! We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google +, or by email! You can find me on Facebook here.

        FEATURED POSTS!
        Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)

        I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!


        Congrats! :) If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop! We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!


        <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>

        You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that's a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it. :)

        There are just a few rules to follow:
        • Please, only link posts that you haven't linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone.
        • Family friendly posts only. 'Nuff said. :)
        • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
        • Link as many appropriate posts as you like each week. Older posts are great too.
        • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
        • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host's blog) with the button or a text link, and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and/or Pinterest!
        • Please follow us by email! You'll receive notice when the hop is open for business. :)
        • Only share content that you have created.
        • Please remember that the whole idea of a blog hop is to visit the other bloggers and make connections and friendships...so share the linky love!
        • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. :)
        • Please note: Posts that don't follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.
          <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>



          I hope that my blog inspires you to start your homesteading dreams wherever you are!
          You can follow me at:

          Thursday, August 7, 2014

          The Homeacre Hop #82

          Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

          Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!
          August is here and we've been busy with harvesting our garden, getting the kids ready for school, and the arrival of our baby girl at the end of September!! Its been a busy summer and I'm looking forward to winding down a bit.

          This week will be Jenny's last week on the Homeacre Hop. :( We will surely miss her in our group, but I know we'll stay in touch!! Don't forget to check out her blog at Black Fox Homestead!


          Come check out some great link-ups from my blog here, and go visit my other fantastic, fellow co-hosts: 
          It's neat to see which blogs each co-host is featuring that they loved from the following week! We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google +, or by email! You can find me on Facebook here.

          FEATURED POSTS!
          Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)

          I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!


          Congrats! :) If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop! We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!


          <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/featured-button-e1360255973481.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>

          You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that's a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it. :)

          There are just a few rules to follow:
          • Please, only link posts that you haven't linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone.
          • Family friendly posts only. 'Nuff said. :)
          • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
          • Link as many appropriate posts as you like each week. Older posts are great too.
          • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
          • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host's blog) with the button or a text link, and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and/or Pinterest!
          • Please follow us by email! You'll receive notice when the hop is open for business. :)
          • Only share content that you have created.
          • Please remember that the whole idea of a blog hop is to visit the other bloggers and make connections and friendships...so share the linky love!
          • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. :)
          • Please note: Posts that don't follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.
            <div align="center" style="padding: 5px;"><img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg"  title="Homegrown on the Hill" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" /></div><pre style="background:#f0f0f0;border:solid 1px #cccccc; color: #777777; font-size:90%; height: 50px; margin:auto; text-align: left; padding: 10px; display: block; overflow: auto; white-space: pre-wrap;  width: 90%;">&lt;div align="center">&lt;a href="http://www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com" title="Homegrown on the Hill"&gt;&lt;img src="http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/resized-homeacre-hop-button2.jpg" alt="Homegrown on the Hill" style="border:none;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div></pre>



            I hope that my blog inspires you to start your homesteading dreams wherever you are!
            You can follow me at: