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August 29, 2013

The HomeAcre Hop #34

As I walked into the horse barn yesterday I happened to look up. Another garden spider! I wonder how long she has lived in the corner of the barn doorway before I noticed her?

Garden spiders are a sure sign that autumn is coming.

The past couple of mornings, when the sun hits the oak trees at a certain angle, the leaves have a yellow tint to them. It won't be long before the fall color is obvious.

Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

If you have a blog, you are invited to link up a post (or more than one) and join the party every Thursday. Even if you aren't a blogger, I hope you'll visit the links below that interest you. Please try to leave a comment on the blogs you visit.

Co-hosts for the HomeAcre Hop are:

Sandra @ Clearwater Farm
Mary @ Homegrown on the Hill
Nancy @ Prudent Living On The Home Front
Ann @ Summers Acres
Carol @ Everything Home with Carol
Jenny @ Black Fox Homestead
Lisa @ The Self-Sufficient HomeAcre
and of course me, Kathi @ Oak Hill Homestead

I hope you'll visit their blogs too, and we would all love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google +, or by email! To follow me by email, RSS, BlogLovin, or Pinterest, see the links in the sidebar to the right; click here to like Oak Hill Homestead on Facebook.

Featured Posts

Each week I feature a few posts here from this week's hop. Each host features her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. That means your chances of being featured are even better! Visit each of our blogs to see if you were featured this week.

This week's features are:

Fresh Green Bean Recipe

Easy Fresh Green Beans from Queen of the Red Double Wide

cooking peaches

How to Can Peaches by The Free Range Life

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 the button to display proudly on your blog.

Oak Hill Homestead

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. ‘Nuff said.
  • Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.
  • Link as many appropriate posts as you’d like each week. Older posts are great too.
  • Please, only link posts that you haven't linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone.
  • 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 any host’s blog) with the button or a text link, 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 link 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.

Oak Hill Homestead



  1. Kathi,Thanks so much for featuring my green bean recipes!! Your spider pictures make me want to go read Charlotte's Web! Thanks for hosting a great party!

  2. I counted 9 garden spiders in my yard yesterday! I sure do hope autumn will be here soon.

  3. You're welcome, Grace. Be sure to grab a "Featured" button! Thank you for the kind words.

  4. Nadine, I found two more this afternoon. Autumn is my favorite season; it sounds like it might be yours too?

  5. It's definitely starting to feel like fall now - I was wearing jeans and a light sweater today and still felt a bit chilly!

    Thanks for letting me know about this blog hop, and thank you for hosting!

  6. I'm glad you joined us, Lori!


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