Thursday, October 29, 2015

Our Simple Homestead Hop #23




Welcome!

I hope you get a chance to visit all of the host-
and say hello to the new host at Our Simple Homestead Hop!



Sandra
Sandra at Clearwater Farm Facebook - Pinterest Instagram - Google+
Amy
Amy at Home and Farm Sense Facebook - Twitter Pinterest - StumbleUpon





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Congratulations!
We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!  If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop. We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week. 

      
Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop

You are invited to share your original posts on: Homestesding, Homemaking, and Homeschooling! There are just a few little rules to follow:
  • Family friendly posts only!
  • No links to blog hops or posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Please share posts that you haven’t linked up previously to keep the hop fresh.
  • Please visit other bloggers and let them know you found them here!
  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host’s blog... in your post, side bar, or blog hop page) with the button or a text link!
  • Please follow us by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business.
  • Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.
  • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post and share one photo if you are featured.
  • Please note: Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted


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Friday, October 23, 2015

Cooking Rice in the Electric Pressure Cooker



I usually cook rice on the stove, it is simple enough. But I do on occasion use the Pressure Cooker.

6 cups water
3 cups white rice
1-2 Tablespoons of butter (to prevent foaming)

Cook on High Pressure for 3 minutes.
Let sit for at least 7 minutes before releasing pressure.

The advantages of using the Electric Pressure Cooker is that you do not have to "watch" it. You can walk away and do other things while it is cooking. It shuts off automatically and  keeps the rice warm, until you are ready to use it.




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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop #22




Welcome to the Hop! 


Lets Get Started....


 Each Host will have their own Featured post, Make sure to visit their 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.


My Featured Post





Most Visited Post




Congratulations!
We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!  If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop. We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week. 

      
Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop
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You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, Homemaking, and Homeschooling! There are just a few little rules to follow:

  • Family friendly posts only!

  • No links to blog hops or posts dedicated to advertising products.

  • Please share posts that you haven’t linked up previously to keep the hop fresh.

  • Please visit other bloggers and let them know you found them here!

  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host’s blog... in your post, side bar, or blog hop page) with the button or a text link!

  • Please follow us by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business.

  • Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.

  • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post and share one photo if you are featured.

  • Please note: Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted


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Monday, October 19, 2015

Goat Climbing




Delaney was out taking pictures yesterday, and found the goats among some fallen trees.


Goat Paradise!



You won't find any sheep up there.




A Goat's Playground







I did notice, they had buckle collars on-I need to get out there and take them off. We use the plastic chain (break away) collars for the goats so they do not hang themselves up on branches, etc. They are still wearing their collars from Fair.  Oops!




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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop #21



Welcome to the Hop! 


Lets Get Started....


 Each Host will have their own Featured post, Make sure to visit their 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.


My Featured Post

"Rain Barrel is Ready and Waiting"

Bloom Where Your'e Planted

Rain barrel all finished and waiting for rain. Don't forget to put cement blocks under it so that the water can will fit under.


Most Visited Post

5 Ways We Saved Money This Week

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Congratulations!
We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!  If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop. We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week. 

      
Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop
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You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, Homemaking, and Homeschooling! There are just a few little rules to follow:

  • Family friendly posts only!

  • No links to blog hops or posts dedicated to advertising products.

  • Please share posts that you haven’t linked up previously to keep the hop fresh.

  • Please visit other bloggers and let them know you found them here!

  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host’s blog... in your post, side bar, or blog hop page) with the button or a text link!

  • Please follow us by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business.

  • Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.

  • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post and share one photo if you are featured.

  • Please note: Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted


  




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Monday, October 12, 2015

Spinzilla, My Week of Spinning




Spinzilla is over! It was a busy week, but I did manage to find some spinning time.

Day 1-Leicester Longwool, I could not get the tension right- I dealt with overspun singles..I finally gave up after one skein of 2 ply, and left the other two bobbins single ply.


I decided to spin some Border Leicester, my go to wool! Even with the BL, I was fighting the wheel.
Mike looked the wheel over and made some adjustments. It helped but it still not spinning as well as it should.

This was a white Border Leicester Fleece that was dyed a Cranberry. I love the color and spun up what I had. 






I did manage to get a few hours of spinning in on the last day-Some natural colored Blue Faced Leicester. I love the way BFL spins- I need a few more of these sheep on the farm :)

I had some odds and ends on the bobbins left over after plying. I decided to make a three ply and plan on using them for mug hugs, and other small projects.

I finished with 1, 912 yards- compared to last year's 3,204 it is apparent, I didn't get as much spinning time in ...but it was still down time, that I appreciated. 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop #20



Welcome to the Hop. 

I signed up for Spinzilla this year, so I have been trying to fit some handspinning time in every day.
It is a fun week of spinning, where you spin as much as you can.
Nice to have a reason for some down time!


Lets Get Started....


 Each Host will have their own Featured post, Make sure to visit their 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 look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!  If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop. We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week. 

      
Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop
blog button


You are invited to share your original posts on: Homesteading, Homemaking, and Homeschooling! There are just a few little rules to follow:

  • Family friendly posts only!

  • No links to blog hops or posts dedicated to advertising products.

  • Please share posts that you haven’t linked up previously to keep the hop fresh.

  • Please visit other bloggers and let them know you found them here!

  • If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host’s blog... in your post, side bar, or blog hop page) with the button or a text link!

  • Please follow us by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business.

  • Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.

  • By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post and share one photo if you are featured.

  • Please note: Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted

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