Homestead Blog Hop 123

Homestead Blog Hop 123

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

 

Now on to the 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.

Meet and Follow Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Hosts Feb 2017

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Jennifer – Homesteading on Grace (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+)

Bonnie – The Not So Modern Housewife (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Jessica – The Faithful Farmwife (Facebook |Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Lauren – Hillsborough Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

FEATURED POSTS

from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we will choose 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 - Souly Rested 1. How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup from Souly Rested

Homestead Blog Hop Feature Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth2. Our Pantry Rotation Strategy and Food Storage Tips from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Homestead blog Hop Feature from Our Sunday Cafe3. How to Make Almond Milk, for Your Homemade Panty from Our Sunday Cafe

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

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. Please note that all giveaways, contests, and the like will be deleted from the blog hop, as well as anything not family-friendly.

***Please note: in order to maintain the awesomeness of the hop all posts that don’t meet the above guidelines will be deleted.***

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30 Second Guide to Growing Garlic

30 Second Guide to Growing Garlic

guide to growing garlic
guide to growing garlic

 

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid?

This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Garlic should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a quick cheat sheet like this, so hopefully you’ll find it useful too!

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How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

roast chicken in crockpot
roast chicken in crockpot

 

This is one of those recipes that feels like cheating. Five minutes worth of prep (maybe even less – I should time myself) and you get a beautiful, foolproof, succulent Sunday dinner. Buying a whole chicken is cheaper than buying the individual pieces at the store because it saves the companies butchering costs. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have your own home-grown meat chickens, this recipe cooks the chicken long and low all day, so they end up juicy and tender.

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Homestead Blog Hop 122

Homestead Blog Hop 122

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

 

This week’s weather has been another let-down. Warm, wet, and gross. Last weekend we specifically made no plans outside of the house. The Hillsborough Homestead family needed some recharge time. We ended up catching up on chores, blogging, and chopping up a tree we lost last week due to the wind.

Now on to the hop…

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30 Second Guide to Growing Beans

30 Second Guide to Growing Beans

guide to growing beans
guide to growing beans

 

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid?

This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Beans should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a quick cheat sheet like this, so hopefully you’ll find it useful too!

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Tips and Tricks For Planning Your Garden

Tips and Tricks For Planning Your Garden

garden planning
garden planning

 

 

If you’re anything like me, you love the quiet calm of Winter…but also can’t wait for Spring! The short days, grey skies and cold weather leave you missing the sun on your skin, the dirt under your nails and the taste of fresh produce.

Inevitably, every year, I get excited about planning my garden and start my seeds too early. Weather here in Virginia is very unpredictable. As I write this, in early February, it’s 70 degrees out! But they’re calling for snow tomorrow!

So if you’re like me, and planning your summer garden already, here is a collection of my tips and tricks to make your garden a success.

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Homestead Blog Hop 121

Homestead Blog Hop 121

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

 

Now on to the 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.

Meet and Follow Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Hosts Feb 2017

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Jennifer – Homesteading on Grace (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+)

Bonnie – The Not So Modern Housewife (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Jessica – The Faithful Farmwife (Facebook |Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Lauren – Hillsborough Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

FEATURED POSTS

from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we will choose 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 - Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth 1. Versatility, Reclaiming Space and Basic Pantry Building from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Ordering Bees from Oak Hill Homestead2. 4 Tips for Ordering Bees from Oak Hill Homestead

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Food Does Not Belong In The Trash3. Food Does Not Belong in the Trash from Skip the Bag

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

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. Please note that all giveaways, contests, and the like will be deleted from the blog hop, as well as anything not family-friendly.

***Please note: in order to maintain the awesomeness of the hop all posts that don’t meet the above guidelines will be deleted.***

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30 Second Guide To Growing Pumpkins

30 Second Guide To Growing Pumpkins

guide to growing pumpkins
guide to growing pumpkins

 

 

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid?

This quick and dirty 30 second guide to Pumpkins should help you answer all those questions quickly, without having to sort through article after article. I’ve always wanted a quick cheat sheet like this, so hopefully you’ll find it useful too!

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Preserving the Kale Harvest

Preserving the Kale Harvest

how to preserve kale
how to preserve kale

 

Here in Virginia, the Spring has been very generous with us. A few weeks of rain, and very mild temperatures.

I absolutely love growing Kale, and grow it from seed every year. It is very easy to grow, and hardy and can withstand freezes and heat. This fantastic weather has ensured my Kale crop has exploded. We’ve been eating it daily and giving it away in bag-fulls. And I’m still drowning in it!

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Homestead Blog Hop 120

Homestead Blog Hop 120

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

 

This week we got our first real snow in Virginia. It was a chunky, wet inch or so that disappeared within a few hours, but I made sure to get out and enjoy the scenery anyway! They’re calling for more in the future, which is good because this Winter hasn’t felt like a Winter at all. Last week was in the 50’s!

This weekend the family and I are heading up to Maryland to go skiing for a few days. Well the hubby will be skiing. The baby and I will be unplugging and enjoying a few quiet days away from it all.

Now on to the 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.

Meet and Follow Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Hosts Feb 2017

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Jennifer – Homesteading on Grace (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+)

Bonnie – The Not So Modern Housewife (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Jessica – The Faithful Farmwife (Facebook |Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Lauren – Hillsborough Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

FEATURED POSTS

from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we will choose 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 - You get out what you put in1. You Get Out What You Put In from Mixed Bag Mama

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - organic 4 green livings2. Is Your Home Hurting or Helping The Planet? from Organic for Green Livings

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Hostile Valley Living3. Making Spring Plans from Hostile Valley Living

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

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. Please note that all giveaways, contests, and the like will be deleted from the blog hop, as well as anything not family-friendly.

***Please note: in order to maintain the awesomeness of the hop all posts that don’t meet the above guidelines will be deleted.***

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