Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop 350!
Good morning on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, and welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop 350. I hope that you are doing well today, and keeping safe in light of all the wild fires we're hearing about throughout North America.
Missed last week's blog hop? You'll find it right here at Homestead Blog Hop 349.
What's New at An Off Grid Life
Well, although we're enjoying a bit of a break from the hot weather we saw earlier this month, we've had some incredibly cold weather over the past few days. With overnight temperatures dipping down as low as 5 degrees Celsius (that's 41 degrees Fahrenheit) I even thought about covering my tomato and pepper plants!
We've also been a bit anxious for friends and family living in Alberta, southern Manitoba, and Ontario, as well as California and Colorado. The fires, hot temperatures and drought are making the headlines here.
In addition, we're keeping an eye on the headlines about crop failures. Drought, heat, and fires mean further commercial food supply issues for meat, vegetables, and grain. This is yet another reason that we're so glad we started taking steps to secure our family's food supply last year.
This week I've been catching up on podcasts as I putter around the house and garden. Melissa K. Norris of Pioneering Today recently interviewed Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. I've listened to that podcast twice and learned so much about how to make money on a homestead.
What's New and Improved on the Blog
Here's what's new and improved on the blog:
How to Butcher a Chicken at Home (guest post by my friend, Rochelle Robinson)
Are You a Camping Family?
Long before we lived off the grid I took my kids tent camping every chance I got. This was a great way to teach them basic self-reliance wilderness skills.
If your family enjoys camping, now's the time to grab my big Camping for Kids Bundle - on sale until July 31, 2021.
Now on to the Homestead Blog Hop 350
Ready for the Homestead Blog Hop 350? 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 Your Hosts!
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from the Last Homestead Blog Hop
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:
1. Elderberry Tincture, How to Make and Use from It's My Sustainable Life
2. Healthy Banana Bread Sweetened with Honey from Artful Homemaking
3. Ultimate Guide to Beginner Camping from One Pen Club
Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.
- 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.
- Link up to three posts each week.
- 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.
- 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.
- Please link up posts that you haven't linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
- 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.
- 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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