Monday, June 4, 2012

Barn Hop #64

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!

Rose Petal from Live Ready Now had an incredible post on her family's recent trials on their homestead. As I read her post, I was amazed at the difficulties they were facing and yet, as they sought the Lord, they were able to see the lessons He was teaching them and the need to endure in the future. 

When I saw the link up titled "Done with Homesteading", I thought,  "Who's quitting? And WHY?"! And then, when I saw it was Rose Petal, I thought I had read wrong... until I read about her week! Now I've had some bad weeks homesteading, but none like hers! I honestly believe quitting would have been a consideration for me as well. I couldn't blame her for wanting to pack the bags and head back to civilization (so to speak). 

But she didn't throw in the towel... not yet. And she shared 7 things she has learned in the process. Friends, these are seven important things that you need to read and mediate on! I agree with each one of the things she listed and they are things that I have not articulated strongly enough, so I was very pleased to read her post all the way to the end and glean such wonderful thoughts. I hope they are profitable for you as well!

Just a bit of housekeeping news...

Starting next week, the Barn Hop Hostesses will select our Featured Posts from those that include the Homestead Barn Hop "button" on their blog post. We want to help spread the community spirit and so many of you have so graciously done so. Thank you!! We appreciate the fact that you've taken the time to include this button on your post and tried to encourage others to participate!

For those who need a bit of help installing the button, you can easily do so by copying it and uploading it as a regular photo with a link back to one of our blogs OR you can get the code version by going to my right side bar and clicking the chicken photo that says "HR Buttons". Just scroll down until you see the Homestead Barn Hop button.

For those who have been featured...

If you've been a featured blogger on the Barn Hop, either now or in the past, we will have a special button for you should you wish to add it to your sidebar stating that you've been a featured blogger! You may link it back to the page where you were featured so your readers can see.

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

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

1. Write a blog post about what's going on at your homestead or a post on something you're learning or an item of interest that will benefit the homesteading community. Be sure to add the red barn button and link back here so others can join in the fun.
2. Come back here and enter your information in the Linky. Please be sure to link to your actual post (click your title and then copy the URL above) and not your home page so those participating later in the week can find your post easily.

3. If you don't have a blog, leave a comment and tell us what's going on at your homestead!

Please Note: As hostesses of the Homestead Barn Hop, please understand that we reserve the right to remove any links that are not family friendly. While this may be subjective, we will err on the side of caution in order to keep our blogs appropriate for all readers. Thank you for your understanding!

Occasionally there is a problem posting due to glitches in the internet or the Linky Tools. If you have difficulties or see that your post is removed and it follows all "family friendly" guidelines above, please wait a little while and try re-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!


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