Thursday, December 29, 2016

Simple Homestead Blog Hop #84



Welcome to the hop!


I hope you are all enjoying the Holidays! I hope to get back to blogging after the new year.
It has been a busy couple of months :)

 Co-hosts





Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram Tracy at Our Simple Homestead - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Nancy at On the Homefront - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Dash at Bloom Where You're Planted - Facebook - Instagram Delci at Heritage Homestead - Facebook - Google+ - Pinterest - YouTube;Sandra at Clearwater Farm - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram
Most Visited Post from last weeks hop...
An old CD tower that was turned into a pantry spice rack
Congratulations!





 If you were featured be sure to pick up your, " Simple Homestead” button. 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. If you were featured, grab a button to display proudly on your blog.


Oak Hill Homestead


The Rules


You are invited to share your original homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts. We have a few little rules: 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Let's start hopping!


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Simple Homestead Blog Hop #83



Welcome to the hop!


I hope you are all enjoying the Holidays! 

 Co-hosts





Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram Tracy at Our Simple Homestead - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Nancy at On the Homefront - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Dash at Bloom Where You're Planted - Facebook - Instagram Delci at Heritage Homestead - Facebook - Google+ - Pinterest - YouTube;Sandra at Clearwater Farm - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram


Most Visited Post from last weeks hop...




Congratulations!





 If you were featured be sure to pick up your, " Simple Homestead” button. 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. If you were featured, grab a button to display proudly on your blog.


Oak Hill Homestead


The Rules


You are invited to share your original homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts. We have a few little rules: 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Let's start hopping!






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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Simple Homestead Blog Hop #82



Welcome to the hop!


Winter has arrived in Michigan. Perfect time for all of those indoor projects. What has you busy this time of year? Looking forward to seeing your post this week!

 Co-hosts





Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram Tracy at Our Simple Homestead - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Nancy at On the Homefront - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Dash at Bloom Where You're Planted - Facebook - Instagram Delci at Heritage Homestead - Facebook - Google+ - Pinterest - YouTube;Sandra at Clearwater Farm - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram
Most Visited Post from last weeks hop...

Medium Sized Family
Five Ways We Saved Money This Week

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 59

Congratulations!





 If you were featured be sure to pick up your, " Simple Homestead” button. 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. If you were featured, grab a button to display proudly on your blog.


Oak Hill Homestead


The Rules


You are invited to share your original homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts. We have a few little rules: 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Let's start hopping!



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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Pasture Happenings-Winter Has Arrived




We had an amazing Fall, so I feel I really can't complain that winter has made an appearance.

Winter is a great time for catching up on those knitting projects, handspinning, and hot cocoa...




It is also a time when the sheep do not mind their wooly coats.

With the snow on the ground, the sheep are no longer grazing, and have free choice hay. Unfortunately, the Romney ewes tend to make such a mess of their wooly coats and always have a wild look about them. We call them our wildebeast.



 The ewes still get plenty of exercise and can be found roaming the pastures during the day.


Breeding season is over, and the rams are back to their old selves again. 






The cold and snow does not sway the Border Collies from wanting to be out helping with the winter chores (I honestly think they believe, they couldn't be done without them)




These photos were taken just after a heavy snowfall. The sheep are fine :) We always get some concern that they are not tucked away in the barn.


Good-bye Fall, Hello Winter!



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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Simple Homestead Blog Hop #81

Welcome to the Simple Homestead blog hop!

We are so glad that you have stopped by for a visit! We encourage you to look through some of the great posts shared by our readers and then take the time to read those that interest you. If you are adding to our list, thank you for sharing your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts with us. It’s so much fun to read your hints, tips, and happenings. We hope you have fun exploring all the great ideas everyone has shared with us. 

Meet Our Great Co-hosts

Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram Tracy at Our Simple Homestead - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Nancy at On the Homefront - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Dash at Bloom Where You're Planted - Facebook - Instagram Delci at Heritage Homestead - Facebook - Google+ - Pinterest - YouTube;Sandra at Clearwater Farm - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram
Most Visited Post from last weeks hop...

Hostile Valley Farm
Introducing, Stanley the LGD



Congratulations!



 If you were featured be sure to pick up your, " Simple Homestead” button. 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. If you were featured, grab a button to display proudly on your blog.


Oak Hill Homestead


The Rules


You are invited to share your original homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts. We have a few little rules: 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Let's start hopping!



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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Farewell Mabel, The Matriarch of our Flock





Mabel was one of our first Border Leicester's. She is the ewe on the farm that has been here the longest. She has been around the block and knows the drill when it comes to lambing shearing, and other sheepy things. She has played the role of the flock matriarch for many, many years..

Most of our Natural Colored Border Leicester ewes come from her line.




To our surprise, she made it through the last couple of winters., but she was not up to facing this one and passed on yesterday.

Hands down my favorite sheep! She will be missed.



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