Monday, November 5, 2012

Barn Hop #86

Welcome to the Monday Homestead Barn Hop where you're invited to link up your blog with your very best post of the week; something happening at your homestead or something of interest that will help benefit fellow homesteaders. Plus, each of the 3 Homestead Barn Hop hostess selects her favorite post of the week to highlight the following week. So be sure to visit all three blogs because the "Featured Homestead" could be YOURS!

Thank you to everyone who has been linking back to Homestead Revival, The Prairie Homestead, or New Life on a Homestead. It's like flying the colors of the homestead community and showing others the way to a great life living closer to the land! 
Lately I've been very interested in urban gardening solutions. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was pouring over books at Barnes & Nobles for balcony gardens, city gardens, and small spaces. I'm blown away by the creative ideas others have for working within their given situation, turning cement jungles into a garden oasis. Roten and Katha shared their Tel Aviv Lettuce Tower at Outside the Vault on the Barn Hop last week and I'm thrilled to include them as our Featured Homesteaders this week! (Check out their Sweet Potato Experiment while you're there).

"If you live in the city like we do and your growing space is limited, the growing tower is your ultimate solution. I do not know who was the first to think about it, but I find it ingenious. All you'll need for making your own tower is a plastic sewage pipe and a drill with a hole saw."

If you've been featured in the past...

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).

Join The Barn Hop!
and Amy @ Homestead Revival...

...invite you to link up and share your homesteading adventures!

Did you share any cool new homesteading tips on your blog this week? If so, we’d love to have you link up below! Even if you don’t have a blog, we always welcome your comments!

Please remember that the Homestead Barn Hop is meant to be a place to share homesteading related encouragement and inspiring ideas specfically related to homesteading. In an effort to keep our weekly round-up clutter free, links which are not specifically homestead related, and any promotions such as giveaways, contests, carnivals, etc, will be deleted in order to maintain the integrity of the Barn Hop. Please remember this is a family friendly link up. Any pictures or posts linked to the hop which aren’t appropriate for our children to view or read will also be deleted immediately. We’re pretty conservative, so we ask that you use good judgment and err on the side of caution. 

Make sure that you link to your Barn Hop post, not your blog’s main page, so your guests won’t have any trouble finding your great tips!

We would also appreciate it if you would link back to the Homestead Barn Hop in the post that you share! Feel free to grab the banner at the top of this post to link back to us with.

Want a chance to be a “Featured Homestead” next week?

Be sure you've included an actual link to the Barn Hop, preferably the button, on your post or sidebar, with a link back to us. Thank you for sharing the message about the Homestead Barn Hop!

Occasionally there is a problem posting due to glitches in the internet or the Linky Tools. If you have difficulties posting and it does not show up immediately, please wait a little while and try re-posting (this helps avoid double posting). We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, be we do not have absolute control over the internet. Thank you for your patience and understanding!


  1. Thanks for hosting!

    This week, I wanted to share a fun infographic on some of the things that make us real foodies. You might be a real foodie if…the milk you drink is illegal in 20 states. Come check out the 12 things that may tell you if you’re a real foodie. I hope you get a giggle out of it too!

    You Might Be A Real Foodie If…

  2. Cool feature this week! Thanks again for hosting. I linked up my post on maple brown sugar granola cookies :)


  3. I want to add a button to my post, like you said, but I can't find one with html. I don' t know how to make a picture link myself. Do you have one in the works at all? Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place.

    Thanks so much for hosting!
    Yeah, that's the thing about dehydrating, the trays fill up fast! At least apples are good keepers. It's hard to remember to do more every single day though. My dehydrator is out in the back of the house and I am always forgetting it. I really like the peeler/corer gadgets for drying as the slices are so uniform.


    1. All html codes for buttons are located on the right sidebar under "Buttons". You can jump right there by going here:

      Thanks for adding it to your blog!

    2. Aah! That looks like a heading with buttons under it, not a link. Thanks!

  4. Hey, Amy,
    Hoping you have a good day~ Thank you for the wonderful creativity here on your blog! I LOVE to visit and be inspired!!


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