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!
My apologies for not getting Barn Hop #88 posted last week. I was very blessed to host my aunt from out-of-state here in our home for a week and we took a little side trip over to the Pacific Coast to see some sites and spend time together. Just the girls (as all the daughters went, too!). We had a lovely time and I appreciate everyone's understanding. I trust you were able to post over on one of the other two blogs - either The Prairie Homestead or New Life on a Homestead. Now back to business here at the Homestead Revival...
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Today's featured homesteaders are from Rural Living Today... Jim, Marie, and daughter Bethany. They've been doing an entire series on "Beating Food Challenges" and this week they concluded with Bartering and Lifelong Learning. It would certainly be a good series to investigate given our economy and the possibilities of what lies ahead. And each post in the series has tons of links for additional referencing. What a resource!
"Bartering, or swapping goods and services, was once a very common practice among neighbors and community members... But recently, bartering has become popular and even trendy in some places. We think it’s a great idea, and we think it will literally be a lifesaver in the coming years."
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).