Monday, November 26, 2012

Barn Hop #89

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! 

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...

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat
Yesterday I stated that it was the last day to try Plan To Eat for half price. Seems I didn't read the date right... you can still purchase it today! I already renewed mine for half off and I encourage you to do the same if you're looking for a way to organize recipes on line, easily download from sites you surf, and want to stay on top of planning your weekly and monthly menus. At $1.66/month, this shouldn't hurt anyone's food budget. Instead, I believe you'll save much more than that just by better planning. If you'd like to know more, I have an older post that explains the Plan to Eat program in detail right HERE and HERE.
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 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!

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