The HomeAcre Hop!

Feeding Frenzy. This is what I get for tossing a scoop of cracked corn out in the pasture...a great view of chicken butts.
Guess what. What? Chicken Butt. My favorite line from King of the Hill. :)

How is life on your homestead this week? I can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to. :) It has been pretty chilly here in northern Illinois, with temps in the single digits and below zero over night for the last week. It’s warming up into the 20s today so I opened the door to the chicken coop to give them a blast of fresh air. The girls have been upping the production for a couple of weeks now, with the egg count in the high teens or low 20s each day. This sounds great, until you hear that I have 61 chickens right now! When the weather is more conducive, I’ll be butchering some of the older hens. I hate to do it. I get a little attached, even though I tell myself I won’t. But I can’t continue feeding this many chickens. That’s life on my homestead…now let’s talk about your homestead!


I’ve really been enjoying the great posts shared each week by this very talented and creative group of bloggers. I love seeing what you’ve all been up to, what you’ve been cooking and creating, and I especially love the photos of animals, gardens, and your adorable children! Thank you so much for sharing with us! As always, it is really difficult to choose the posts to feature each week. But choose, I must. :) Here are my faves from last week. Please visit them and leave a comment!

These by are technically from the last 2 weeks, but I wanted to give you the full scoop, as told by Colin from The Life and Times of Wild Blue
DIY Solar Energy Part 1
DIY Solar Energy Part 2

I really liked this post about an earth friendly painting technique on Experimental Earthen Painting by These Light Footsteps

This post is very informative, and it has chickens (I’m a sucker for chickens) :) Why Chickens Eat Grit by Maple Grove Place

If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!

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You are invited to share your original posts on:

  • Homesteading
  • Livestock care
  • Gardening
  • Environmentally friendly farming
  • Self sufficiency
  • Preparedness
  • Off Grid Living
  • Healthy recipes (free of preservatives and processed ingredients, but some sugar is ok)
  • All natural home remedies and herbal concoctions
  • Green living and Eco Friendly tips
  • Homeschooling
  • Food preservation
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle tips
  • Environmentally friendly crafts and home decor
  • Photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects are also welcome!

Now that’s a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, I want to hear about it :)

There are just a few little rules to follow (please note, there are a few changes):

  • Family friendly posts only. ‘Nuff said :)
  • Link as many appropriate posts as you’d like each week, as long as you haven’t shared them on this hop in the past. Older posts are great too. This is a great way to guide traffic to posts that haven’t seen any action lately.
  • Visit at least 3 of the other posts and let them know you found them here!
  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop with the button or a text link, and please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest! (I follow back! If you don’t see me following, please let me know…sometimes I miss things.)
  • Please follow me by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business. :)
  • Only share content that you have created.
  • Please remember that the whole idea of a blog hop is to visit the other bloggers and make connections and friendships…so share the linky love!
  • By linking to this hop you are giving me permission to link back to your post if you are featured. I will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way :)


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Well alrighty then, let’s get hopping!


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