Self Reliance Roundup!

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Working on Self Reliant Skills in the New Year

The Self Reliance Challenge is coming to a close this week and I’ve had a ton of fun learning some new skills and reading all about my blogging friends experiences! I really can’t say enough about the wonderful people we had join in this challenge! Even though this challenge is over, I will stay in touch and learn more from their great posts. 🙂

And now that we are in the final stretch of the challenge, we have a couple of announcements to share!

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Giveaway Announcement!

Our Self Reliance Giveaway was a blast! It officially ended on Saturday and the automated system picked a name…We have a winner!

Congratulations to Cindy M. of Wisconsin! Here is her reply to my email…

” I AM SO THRILLED.  As a Quiet Prepper, I really did want this prize very much.”

Cindy has a bunch of new books, seeds, fertilizers, bamboo plant labels, hand drawn seed saving packets, ebooks, organic gardening ebook and course, and even a dozen delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the way! I hope you will leave a comment to congratulate her! For a complete description of the giveaway, you can read about it on my post Self Reliance Bloggers’ MEGA Giveaway!

I just want to take a moment to thank all of the folks who donated prizes to the giveaway…I hope you will stop by to say hi and thank them for their generosity! Mary’s Heirloom Seeds, Experimental Homesteader, A Life in The Wild, The Farm Wife, Nancy On The Home Front, Organic 4 Greenlivings, Stone Family Farmstead, Hidden Springs Homestead, Healing Harvest Homestead, and Home & Harrow. Thank you all for sponsoring the giveaway!

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Has it really been almost 31 days?

And Now For Our Roundup!

Our second announcement? Let’s have a party to celebrate all the great info shared this month! Yay!

We wanted to share the best of our posts all in one spot! Each Self Reliance blogger has had the opportunity to link up 3 posts from the challenge with our readers in this special Roundup event. Now the rest is up to you! (Didn’t know there was any work involved in this, did you! Don’t worry…It’s not hard!)

We need you to pick your favorites! The Self Reliance post with the most votes will be shared on social media to help that blogger get the recognition they deserve! This is a big deal to bloggers, so I hope you will participate and tell us who you think deserves this most. 🙂

You can find links to all of the blogs on my page for The Self Reliance Challenge.  

Please stop by and check out the rest of their posts!

Here is the cream of the crop!

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Lisa Lombardo

Freelance Writer at Tohoca, LLC
Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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