If I could only tell you how hard it is to decide on the Featured Homestead each week! So many, many great posts linked up! Thank you, friends. I get a ton of ideas from your blogs and I'm so blessed to have a weekly reminder that there are others out there who are definitely kindred spirits! Occasionally, I come across a really great post, but no link back... please be kind and link back to one of the three host blogs so we can include you in the featured segment.
This week, the featured homesteader is Heather of The Welcoming House. She shared two great ideas for making emergency candles! The first idea is from Laura Ingalls Wilder... a button candle. The second was a scented Crisco candle. If you're not using your Crisco anymore (because it really isn't all that healthy, now is it?), then make some of these frugal lights and consider yourself very thrifty!
"I knew these would be really handy to have around in an emergency. Better yet, they could be made with stuff I already had around the house... Frankly, it is good to know I have these on hand in case I run out of lamp oil, or am stuck in the car on the side of the road here in Minnesota's crazy winters, waiting for the plow truck to find me."
If you've been a featured blogger on the Barn Hop, either today or in the past, we now have a special button for you should you wish to add it to your sidebar stating that you've been a featured blogger! You can find it on my button page by clicking the hen with the blue barn on my sidebar that says "HR Buttons". It's a good idea to link it back to the page where you were featured so your readers can see where you're actually mentioned. (These buttons do not have a code since it needs to be linked to the page you're featured in and it will change from week to week. Just copy the button or drag it to your desktop).