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Some of you may have noticed the Homesteaders Hop has been absent the past couple of Sundays. That's because we have a brand new hop in the works and I'm really excited about it for a couple of reasons. The first, this is a faith based hop, so you'll be seeing links to devotionals, which is fitting for a Sunday, don't ya think? The second, is my brand new co-hosts. They're both part of the podcast team with me over at Survival Mom Radio, where you can catch podcasts from a hosts of experts in preparedness, survival techniques, food preservation, from scratch cooking, and all forms of pioneering today and modern homesteading. The goal of Simple Life Sundays is to give you a resource of articles that explore and teach all aspects of the simple life. I hope you'll pour a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and savor the simple life with us. Each week, we'll feature our favorite articles from the past week. Today, I want to introduce my co-hosts to you and share my favorite article from their websites. First is Tammy Trayer of TrayerWilderness.com I met Tammy online awhile back and we instantly clicked. She lives in Idaho, so we're neighbors here in the Pacific Northwest, except she gets a bit more snow than I do. Tammy practices off-grid living and I love learning from her posts. You may have remembered we added a flock of chickens to our homestead this fall. They're a great bunch of egg layers, giving me between 4 to 5 eggs a day, even through the winter, with my flock of five. But, when they stop laying, I'll be putting them in the stew pot and I'll need to know how to make a chicken cone and butcher them, which Tammy shows us how to do. My second co-host is Charley Cooke of CookesFrontier. I knew we were instant friends when she shared she bakes bread every Friday and even has a blog hop dedicated to it. I mean, who doesn't love fresh baked bread? With a big old pat of fresh cream butter and maybe a smear of strawberry jam, or blackberry, or no wait, the raspberry-ya get my drift. I started making all of my own household cleaners a few years ago. I didn't want to be spraying all kinds of chemicals in my home and then having my kids crawling and rolling around in them, or breathing them in. So naturally, I got excited when I saw Charley's DIY Lotion Recipe. It only has 4 ingredients and one of those is water. Simple, right?
Here's the “rules” for the hop. 1. You can link up to three articles on homemaking, homesteading, recipes, DIY, gardening, livestock, prepping, devotionals, kitchen tips, or ways to embrace the simple life. 2. Link back here so others can enjoy Simple Life Sunday. You can use a direct link or grab the code from our button and post it in your link. Posts will only be featured if you've linked back!
2. Visit a few of the other articles. Are you on Pinterest? Check out the Simple Life Sunday's Pinterest board, where we'll pin all of the fantastic articles to share. Note: By linking up, you give us permission to share your photo (with credit and links to your article) on our sites, Pinterest, and other social media sites. Congrats on embracing the simple life! Feel free to grab our button to share on your site and enjoy the hop. What's your favorite thing about the simple life?
Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.