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Homestead Blog Hop #481 – Jan 24

Homestead Blog Hop #481 – Jan 24
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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Brrrrrr!! Finally the bitter cold seems to be coming to an end and back to more normal winter temps. We recently had a scare with avian flu in our town. A fellow backyard farmer just down the street from us sadly lost her entire flock of nearly 100 mixed poultry after avian flu was discovered in her flock.

We took that warning seriously and put all of our birds in lockdown for almost two weeks. Sunday we decided it was all clear and planned to let the birds out to free range again. Our chicken run has a human sized door for us to get in and a chicken sized door that allows the birds to come in and out but keeps out the alpacas & goats. We used a concrete block to keep the chicken sized door closed during lock down. The block froze to the ground so we still couldn’t let the birds out! But this morning temps finally allowed us to knock the block loose and let the birds out. They were super excited to be able to free range the yard again. I hope you all enjoy the temporary relief from winter, we are far from spring here in New England, but it’s nice to pretend for a few days!

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.

Join us for the Homestead Blog Hop for ideas and tips for gardening, homesteading, raising animals, crafts and recipes.

Meet Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge - Join us each Wednesday for crafts, DIYs, homesteading tips and recipes.

Follow Their Blogs

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

Laurie – Ridge Haven Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

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

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)

Each week we take turns choosing 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 - What do you need for baby chicks

1. What Do You Need for Baby Chicks from Simple Living Country Gal

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - DIY I Dig You Valentine Bucket

2. Simple Dig Treat Bucket for Valentine’s Day from Drug Store Divas

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Meyer Lemon Curd

3. Meyer Lemon Curd from The Copper Table

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

Just right click and ‘save image as…

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge - Join us each Wednesday for crafts, DIYs, homesteading tips and recipes.

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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Follow all your hosts on Pinterest and send me a message that you’d like to be added to our Homestead Blog Hop group board. The only rule is to only add posts that you’ve also added here.

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Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Yes, we are having a bit of a warm up here in NEPA this week too!! I do think that I heard of a case of the avian flu here in Pa. also.... Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that I truly appreciate it!! I hope you will have a great week! Thanks for all the inspiration!!! Hugs, Deb Debbie-Dabble Blog

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