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May 25, 2017

Simple Homestead blog hop #105

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.

This Week

Have you ever heard of growing potatoes in a trash can? I know it won't give me a big harvest, but I had to give it a try. Why? My reason might make you laugh.

I finally made those shampoo bars I've been meaning to make for months. While I'm waiting for the shampoo to saponify and prove the new recipe worthy, I'm sharing just how I develop and tweak a new soap recipe. Have you tried making soap yet? Just be sure to respect the lye and follow all the safety rules!

Meet Our Great Co-hosts

Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram

Sandra at Clearwater Farm - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram

Dash at Bloom Where You're Planted - Facebook - Instagram

Nancy at On the Homefront - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

Featured Posts

Each week we'll feature the most-viewed post from last week's hop. Each host also features her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. Visit each of our blogs to see if you were featured this week.

This week's featured post shows that you can overcome just about any climate and 
conditions and grow food!

from Hill House Homestead

Our most-visited post from last week's hop was

May Gardens in Vermont

2017 May Gardens in Vermont
from Nancy on the Homefront

Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week.

If you were featured be sure to pick up your Simple Homestead blog hop button below. Just highlight the text in the box and paste into your blog sidebar; the button will show up automatically.

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; no additional permission is required.
  • Please note: Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.

Let's start hopping!


  1. What a wonderful morning surprise! Thank you so much for featuring my Backyard Gardening post! Thanks for the party too!

    1. You're welcome, Connie. I loved reading your post!

  2. Good afternoon, Kathi! Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you for joining us, Vickie! I hope you have a good holiday weekend too.

  3. Thank you for hosting! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. You're welcome, Marilyn. I'm so glad you joined us!

  4. Great party!! Visited a few amazing posts and a couple of ads! Thanks for hosting-have an amazing weekend!

    1. Thank you for "being social"!

  5. Thanks for hosting and I hope you are having a wondering weekend.

    1. Thanks, I hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend as well.


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