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The Homesteader Hop #32

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Time to say Goodbye

Folks, what a wild ride!! We have loved being apart of your lives over the years, but we here at Floyd Family Homestead have decide to step back from being the host of this wonderful, Homesteaders Hop. Each week we have really enjoyed reading your posts and being welcomed into your homes to see what you all have been up to, but it is time for our little homestead to grow and change in a different way.

While we will still be around through our social media such as Facebook or Youtube, it is time for us to take down our website and our little homemade shop and look to a different horizon.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say Thank you to each and everyone of you that have come by. Do not be sad as the Homesteader Hop will carry on with all of the great co-hosts and great articles. The responsibility of the main host will fall to Homesteading with Heart so please make sure you bookmark their site, or any of our other co-hosts to continue this wonderful journey.

Finally, to all of my co-hosts, a very big, warm and heartfelt Thank You! for all that you have done to make this hop a success; may your homesteads be plentiful and inspirational to all who cross your path.


This is the Homesteader Blog Hop Y’all and there are plenty of posts to keep your attention every Wednesday at The Homesteader Hop!

Come on over to the Homestead, choose your rocking chair…a glass of tea and sit a spell! …we are here to entertain you, educate you or make you smile…all day long.

Stay as long as you like; and vote for your favorite!

If you are a blogger you can submit up to 3 articles, visit other blogs, leave comments and enjoy your stay here on the porch…

Here on the Homestead we are all about living a self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-sustaining lifestyle in as natural, organic & frugal ways as possible.


This Blog Hop is being hosted by:


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Floyd Family Homestead

(Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter)

Floyd Family Homestead was established in Central Oklahoma in March of 2013 with a dream to leave the hustle and bustle of busy life behind in search of a simpler more sustainable way of life.


Homesteading with Hearthomesteading

(Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter)

Hello, and welcome to my Blog! I’m a busy Farmers wife, Homeschool mom, chef Chief, Craft Enthusiast, animal loving blogger and homemaker!


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Rosevine Cottage Girls

(Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter | Google+)

Hi, we are the Rosevine Cottage Girls. A mother / daughters team, living in middle Tennessee on a “mini” farm. We love sharing our favorite recipes, crafts, DIY projects, travel, hair styles, fashion, reviews, faith, raising animals, and life in general.




A Chick and Her Garden

(Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter)

Hi All! In 2013 my husband and I purchased our home and have been transforming it into our dream homestead. Follow along at A Chick And Her Garden and see how our little slice of heaven grows. I’ll be sharing our experiences, animals, crafts, recipes and more!




Back 2 Simple Life

(Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter )

Welcome to Back 2 Simple Life Farmstead ~ Our journey back to a simple way of life. I am just a mama who just wanted to stay at home and raise her 4 boys in a simple and healthy lifestyle. Join us and see how we learned to live on less, which lead us to discover homesteading!




This Whole Home

(Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest)

This Whole Home is a blog about the simple things in life: homesteading, homeschooling and homemaking.
Hi I’m Kirstee, a suburban homesteader in Australia with a passion for helping families live simply and sustainably.




Featured Authors From Last Weeks Hop:

Taylor-Made Homestead

Christmas Gift Idea Roundup

Whaaaa….?? Is it already time to start thinking about Christmas??? Well it is if you plan on giving homemade gifts this year Read More >>>

The Freckled Rose

A Holiday Guide To Gifting & Growing Amaryllis

The holidays are the perfect time to add some cheer to your home. Houseplants are the perfect addition to every room. Read More >>>



What Can I Post on this Blog Hop?

Anything and everything related to: Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!


Some Simple Rules Y’all

This is a family friendly Blog Hop! Absolutely NO profanity or suggestive material at all – your post will be immediately deleted.

  1. Please link up only posts pertaining to the suggested topics.
  2. No advertising, giveaways, carnivals or contests.
  3. You may link more than one post, original content only, older or archived posts are A-Okay!
  4. Only real-food recipes please…no processed junk in our recipes or our tummies!
  5. Want to know when the Blog Hop opens? Follow us by email & get notified IMMEDIATELY!
  6. Please place a link back to this edition of the Blog Hop in your post. That way your readers can benefit from all the great ideas here on the Blog Hop AND this helps everybody by drawing more traffic to your site.

Get Notified Immediately when our Blog Hop is Live!


How Do I Do This Blog Hop Thang?

If you’re new to blogging OR just new to Blog Hops, (or need a reminder), here’s what you do: (after the hop)

The post that you want to submit to the Blog Hop needs to have a link back to the Blog Hop. For example you might say in your post…”This post was shared on The Homesteader Hop”, or “I participated in the Homesteader Hop” and this would generally go at the end of your post.

Please link the URL of your actual BLOG POST and NOT your blogs HOME PAGE. Most blogging platforms show a URL or shortlink at the top of your post when you are in your dashboard area. Highlight this URL, it is what you will place in the Linky Widget.

Homesteading/Prepping bloggers, please visit other blogs posts and comment…share the love!


How Can I Be a Featured Author?

Every Blog Hop, you the reader gets to “Like” the posts and from those tallies we get the Featured Blogs of the week-of which 2 are chosen! There are a few extra steps to be done, to be considered for Featured Blog of the Week:

1. You must link back to the Blog Hop (any of the host’s sites) with the Button or a Text Link.

2. Visit at least 2 Blog Hop posts and comment letting them know you found them here, don’t forget to “like” their Blog Hop Post Article too.

3. By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way.


Grab Our Button!

Copy and paste the code below to your blog post or to you website’s side bar to show your support for The Homesteader Hop!

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So let’s get hoppin’ y’all!

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angie the freckled rose

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Thank you very much for the feature this week and thank you for hosting :) Hope you are having a great holiday season so far!

One Grace Filled Life

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Hi Staci!! I was running late for work this morning (a girl has to have her priorities & post on the best blog hop before starting her day)!!! So, I apologize for this late comment! I hope you're having a super great week! I'm bummed to hear about the Floyd Family Homestead leaving the blog hop, but I wish them the absolute best! Merry Merry Christmas to you & your hubby from me & mine! ???


Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Awe! Thank you so much! We will miss them! Merry Christmas to you and you're hubby as well! Thanks for stopping in! ?☺️

A bachelor life? | DerBauernhof

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

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