Thursday, August 28, 2014

The HomeAcre Hop #85




 

We enjoyed our vacation, hanging out at one of my favorite places! It was a bit chilly in the North, but it was a nice break from the day to day!

Now back to the everyday....

I hope you join us at the Hop this week, sharing your Homesteading, Homemaking, and Homeschooling post.

HomeAcre  Host
Kathi@Oak Hill Homestead
Nancy@Prudent Living on the Home Front
Jenny@Black Fox Homestead
Lisa Lynn@Self Sufficient Home Acre
Mary@Homegrown on the Hill
Heidi@Pint Size Farm
and Me @Clearwater Farm Journal
 

Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)




                                        Featured Post


                                         

Help your Children Start Their Own Business from The Rural Economist

Congratulations!

We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured blogger this week. If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog.

Be sure to check out the HomeAcre Hop Pinterest Board where we share our Hop Favorites each week.


Clearwater Farm Journal
Featured



You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that’s a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it.  There are just a few little rules to follow:
  • Family friendly posts only. 
  • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Link as many appropriate posts as you’d like each week. Older posts are great too.
  • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on either host’s blog) with the button, text link, on the post, your side bar,or blog hop  page and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and/or Pinterest!
  • Please follow us 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 us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way 
                 To keep things fresh on the Hop PLEASE do not share a post that you have previously linked up.




          Any post that does not fit in the guidelines will be removed. Thank you for participating!!

 
Clearwater Farm Journal



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Dutch Oven Cooking-Cherry Dump Cake



Vacation has come to an end!
Back to the everyday...

When camping, cooking in the Dutch Oven is a must, at least for this crew. 
I made some of our favorites, and managed to try out a new one.

Cherry Dump Cake

2 cans Cherry Pie Filling
2 cans Pineapple, crushed in juice 
1 Cake Mix (yellow or white)
1/2 stick of butter

I use liners when cooking with the Dutch Oven, they are worth the cost to me, as they make clean up a breeze.



Place CherryPie Filling and Crushed Pineapple in Dutch Oven



Cover with Cake Mix . Cut butter into thin slices and place over the top of cake mix. 

Cover Dutch Oven and place on 6-8 hot coals.
Place 14-16 Coals on top.
Bake for Appx. 45 minutes or until done.

We rotate lid and oven every 15 minutes (opposite direction) for more even cooking. 



(Photo color is a little off-it was night time by the time it was done)

This is a simple dessert, and when camping, I like simple! 
You can use one can cherries and pineapple if you like more cake, and less fruit. 
My girls like the fruitier version.

Homemade Cherry Pie filling would make it taste even better!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

HomeAcre Hop #83




We decided that sometimes you just have to unplug, so we decided to take an official break.
I have scheduled the HomeAcre Hop to be posted on Thursdays, even during our break, so you will be able to link up your Homemaking, Homesteading, and Homemaking post!

I hope you are all enjoying the summer!

I hope you join us at the Hop this week, sharing your Homesteading, Homemaking, and Homeschooling post.


HomeAcre  Host
Kathi@Oak Hill Homestead
Nancy@Prudent Living on the Home Front
Jenny@Black Fox Homestead
Lisa Lynn@Self Sufficient Home Acre
Mary@Homegrown on the Hill
Heidi@Pint Size Farm
and Me @Clearwater Farm Journal
 

Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)




                                        Featured Post


Medicinal Yarrow First Aid Salve from Montana Homesteader

The medicinal purposes of yarrow and how to make a yarrow first aid salve Montana Homesteader


Congratulations!

We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured blogger this week. If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog.

Be sure to check out the HomeAcre Hop Pinterest Board where we share our Hop Favorites each week.


Clearwater Farm Journal
Featured


You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that’s a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it.  There are just a few little rules to follow:
  • Family friendly posts only. 
  • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Link as many appropriate posts as you’d like each week. Older posts are great too.
  • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on either host’s blog) with the button, text link, on the post, your side bar,or blog hop  page and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and/or Pinterest!
  • Please follow us 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 us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way 
                 To keep things fresh on the Hop PLEASE do not share a post that you have previously linked up.



          Any post that does not fit in the guidelines will be removed. Thank you for participating!!

 
Clearwater Farm Journal

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Summer Break!

Tunis Ram Lamb

We will be on a blog break for a couple of weeks.

The HomeAcre Hop post will be scheduled, so you will still be able to link up your post on Thursdays.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!!



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Monday, August 11, 2014

Learn By Doing


I pledge my head to clearer thinking,

my heart to greater loyalty,

my hands to larger service, and

my health to better living,

for my club, my community, my country and my world.


We survived the 2014 Fair year!

 Hard to believe it has come and gone. The girls spend most of the year anticipating, planning, and working on projects for the upcoming fair year.

I did a terrible job of taking pictures. It happens! First year, tons of pictures, 14th year...Well, I have turned into a slacker. 


All cleaned up and ready for the show. They were the only red heads in the Sheep Barn.

Not a lot of Rams at the Fair, but she was still thrilled to get Supreme Grand Champion Ram. When he was in the show ring, we were told that he looked like he was there to win, and second place was not an option. He was quite a handful, but he behaved pretty well through the week.

Yes, this is Delilah. She almost got left home, because she is such a brat!! Her age has not improved her disposition. She made us drag her around the fairgrounds kicking and screaming. Even though she bought home a trophy, it is not in the plan to bring her back again. (the goat not the teenager)

Yes, they have a dog show at Fair. My daughter always gets strange looks when she tells people that she shows dogs at fair. This is probably their last year, since she has graduated and will be away at school next year.  He decided to go out with a bang, and bring home the "Best of Show"  

It was a good year for the girls-They had a lot of fun, they worked hard, they bought home some trophies, they had some disappointments, and were a little sleep deprived.  A Typical Fair Week.



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Thursday, August 7, 2014

HomeAcre Hop #82






I know we have been MIA- It is Fair Week! Life is Crazy! But the girls are having fun.

I hope you join us at the Hop this week, sharing your Homesteading, Homemaking, and Homeschooling post.


HomeAcre  Host

Kathi@Oak Hill Homestead
Nancy@Prudent Living on the Home Front
Jenny@Black Fox Homestead
Lisa Lynn@Self Sufficient Home Acre
Mary@Homegrown on the Hill
Heidi@Pint Size Farm
and Me @Clearwater Farm Journal
 

Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)




                                        Featured Post

                                 How To Make Herbed Raw Milk Cheese  
                                      from Little Owl Crunchy Momma.







Congratulations!

We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured blogger this week. If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog.

Be sure to check out the HomeAcre Hop Pinterest Board where we share our Hop Favorites each week.

Clearwater Farm Journal
Featured


You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that’s a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it.  There are just a few little rules to follow:
  • Family friendly posts only. 
  • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Link as many appropriate posts as you’d like each week. Older posts are great too.
  • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on either host’s blog) with the button, text link, on the post, your side bar,or blog hop  page and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and/or Pinterest!
  • Please follow us 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 us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way 
                 To keep things fresh on the Hop PLEASE do not share a post that you have previously linked up.


          Any post that does not fit in the guidelines will be removed. Thank you for participating!!

 
Clearwater Farm Journal



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Thursday, July 31, 2014

HomeAcre Hop #81



Fair starts next week, so this week, we are busy getting ready . Clipping goats, shearing sheep, trimming hooves, making project posters, printing photographs, and looking through recipe books for the best muffin recipes.

Do you participate in your local Fair? Fun times!

I hope you join us in the Hop this week, sharing your Homesteading, Homemaking, and Homeschooling post.

HomeAcre  Host

Kathi@Oak Hill Homestead
Nancy@Prudent Living on the Home Front
Jenny@Black Fox Homestead
Lisa Lynn@Self Sufficient Home Acre
Mary@Homegrown on the Hill
Heidi@Pint Size Farm
and Me @Clearwater Farm Journal
 

Each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. that means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of the blogs to see if you were featured this week! (Don't forget to link back to one of our blogs if you'd like to be featured!)






Congratulations!



 We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured blogger this week. If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog.

Be sure to check out the HomeAcre Hop Pinterest Board where we share our Hop Favorites each week.

Clearwater Farm Journal
Featured


You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! Now that’s a lot of information to share! If it fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it.  There are just a few little rules to follow:
  • Family friendly posts only. 
  • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Link as many appropriate posts as you’d like each week. Older posts are great too.
  • Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!
  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on either host’s blog) with the button, text link, on the post, your side bar,or blog hop  page and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and/or Pinterest!
  • Please follow us 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 us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way 
                 To keep things fresh on the Hop PLEASE do not share a post that you have previously linked up.








          Any post that does not fit in the guidelines will be removed. Thank you for participating!!

 
Clearwater Farm Journal







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