Homestead Blog Hop 133

Posted May 3, 2017 by Lauren Dibble in Uncategorized / 2 Comments


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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!

It’s another Wednesday, and time for another Homestead Blog Hop. This past week has been a wild one. With one email from our lender, and about 30 seconds we had to completely flip our plans for the new homestead on it’s ear.

The land we’re purchasing is worth way more than we’re buying it for. Which sounds like a great thing, right?? Apparently, lenders don’t want to back a property where the land is worth more than the house. I suppose for new builds they’re used to 1/3 acre lots with $300k houses on them.

So now we’re back to renovate the old house on the property. If you’ve seen my previous posts (putting in our first offer and later, backing out), you know why this is a major change. However, once we wrapped our minds around the idea again, we think it’ll end up working out better for us.

I’m not letting the nay-sayers get in this time. I can see us in this little old farm house. I can see the chickens in the backyard, I can see Jack waddling through the kitchen. I can see our gardens and crops. And it warms my heart.

So this week we’re scrambling to get bids from contractors, decide on one, and submit it to the bank. We’re supposed to close in 45 days…the race is on!

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

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

Natasha – Houseful of Nicholes (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

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

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

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

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


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 - Oak Hill Homestead 1. Making Dosage Balls for Goats from Oak Hill Homestead

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Living the Dream2. Climbing the Beanstalk: Cooking Dried Beans 101 from Simple Living the Dream

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Walking in High Cotton3. 8 Tips for Carefree Flower Gardens for Busy Moms from Walking in High Cotton

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.

Let the Party Begin!

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Join our Homestead Blog Hop group board!

Just follow us and then send us a message on Pinterest with your email and we’ll get you added.

Homestead Blog Hop every Wednesday. Share your posts on gardening, DIYs, real food recipes, natural living and health at

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