Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Homeacre Hop #67

Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!

How is your April going? We've had lots of happenings going on and it's so exciting! Currently, we have plants growing inside and out, baby chicks getting bigger, and we're suppose to have a hatching day this weekend! We can't wait! Spring looks like she's finally here to stay so we're looking forward to getting started with our garden.

Now onto the Hop!! 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!)

Last week, there were so many great posts, that I really had a hard time picking one to feature! I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!

Tanya from Seven Springs Homestead has a great intro post on how to get started on homesteading anywhere that you live! This is one of my main points that I try to stress to anyone that's interesting in homesteading. You don't have to live on a 10+ acres farm with lots of animals. Every little thing that you do will take you just alittle bit closer to becoming more self-sufficient and that's awesome!


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>



    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Welcome to the Homeacre Hop #64!

    Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

    Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!

    Happy April!! Can you believe that it's April! I'm excited that Spring may finally be here. We've had a few days of warmer weather and I'm hoping the trend continues! We have lots of happenings going on around the farm - we have sprouts under our grow lights, seeds planted in our cold frame, baby chicks coming Sunday, and eggs to hatch coming tomorrow!! So to say the least, we're going to be busy at home... :)
    How are things in your neck of the woods? Are you busy planting, growing, and raising chicks?

    We also have four winners to announce from our Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make Ahead Meals!! Congratulations to Randi, Freda, Talina, and Cynthia!! I hope ya'll enjoy the book as much as I do!

     
    Now onto the Hop!! 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!)

    Last week, there were so many great posts, that I really had a hard time picking one to feature! I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!

    I really love this post from Tammy over at Taylor-Made Ranch! I'm always looking for how-to's on what we can do to better our gardening skills. Last year, we grew potatoes in tubs with little luck, and Tammy walks planting potatoes in the ground so easily! This year, we plan on try growing them in the ground, and I will be following Tammy. :)


     
    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>



      Thursday, March 27, 2014

      Welcome to the Homeacre Hop #63!

      Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

      Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!

      This week has been a week to say the least. We've been dealing with sickness from most of the family, the crazy Ohio weather - having 60-70 degree one day and then going right to snow the next couple of days, and worse, yesterday, we lost all our chickens to a predator. :( We believe it may have been a raccoon or two. Aaron set up a couple of live traps to hopefully catch the culprit!! We will be hatching new chicks this Spring for future egg layers, but I don't want to wait that long for eggs. (I know, I'm impatient.) So we're looking to buy some egg layers in our local area. I'm hoping we'll have some luck!

      Probably the best thing going right now on our homestead are these little guys right here! Aren't they cute? It just gets me excited for Spring and I can't wait to get digging in our garden. We've started some plants and a few have already come up...we're just waiting on the rest!


      Now onto the Hop!! 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!)

      Last week, there were so many great posts, that I really had a hard time picking one to feature! I'll be sharing my other favorites on my FB page this week, so check those out too!

      Lady Lee has a great post about growing cool weather crops. She has her top 5 easiest ones to grow. This is perfect for any beginner or anyone that's interested in starting their growing season early. These vegetables would be perfect to plant right now!



      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>



        Thursday, March 20, 2014

        Welcome to the Homeacre Hop #62!

        Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

        Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts and be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy of

        Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make Ahead Meals

        by Carol J. Alexander

         We are giving away four copies of Carol's new eBook! Many thanks to Carol for sharing these copies with our readers!  

        Giveaway ends on March 27th at 5am. Four winners will be chosen at random and all prize awards are final.

        Now onto the Hop!! 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 love this post from Tammy over at Taylor Made Ranch!! She talks about her reasons as to why she bothers with homesteading. A lot of her reasons are the same as why we've decided to grow and raise more. I hope you read her post and think about ways you can homestead - no matter where you are!




        Congrats Tammy! :) 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>



          Thursday, March 13, 2014

          Welcome to the Homeacre Hop #61!

          We are finally having some Spring-like weather, and then bam! we have a couple cold days and even snow! We've been starting seeds indoors and working on some plans for the future of our homestead. It's an exciting time, and I can't wait to get started! Make sure you check back with us next week. We'll be giving away a brand new ebook, Homestead Cooking with Carol. It's an amazing book! I love it!

          Now onto the Hop!! 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!)

          The 104 Homestead has a great post about making low cost/no cost trellises. She gives you many different options of what you can use in for your garden.


           
          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>