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June 22, 2017

Simple Homestead blog hop #109

Welcome to the Simple Homestead blog hop!

We're so glad you've stopped by for a visit! Every week we get together here for another hop and I hope you'll join us. The hop runs from 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning (Central time) to 10:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Have fun exploring all the great ideas that have been shared, and add your homesteading, homemaking and homeschooling posts if you're a blogger. I'm sure you'll be blessed and inspired by all these great ideas.

This Week

How to build a summer compost pile.

Composting your kitchen waste and garden waste keeps it out of the landfill and gives you something great to give back to your garden. A definite win/win. It's easy to make a compost pile in the summer - although saving your fall leaves is a great way to plan ahead.

I enjoy small quilting projects - small because I've always hand-quilted them on my lap and a queen-size quilt would be a bit awkward. Many hobbies such as quilting, knitting and crocheting used to be necessary skills, used in everyday life. Now we do them for fun, or to relax, or as an artistic outlet, but they still produce something lovely and useful. Here's the story of my family crib quilt project.

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.

Please note: By linking to the Simple Homestead blog 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.
Neither the Oak Hill Homestead blog nor the Simple Homestead blog hop claim 
ownership of any image shared at the blog hop.

Our featured post this week is:

Keeping chickens cool in the extreme heat will not only ensure your hens stay healthy and worm free but will keep those eggs coming all summer long!

from Simple Living Country Gal

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

Stop making the same organizing mistakes over and over again. Find out the smart way to purge your linen closet once and for all.

The Smart Way to Purge Your Linen Closet
by From Playdates to Parties

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!

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  1. Thanks for hosting the party! Have a great rest of the week!

    1. It's good to see you here each week, thank you for being a faithful linker-upper!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to share my posts and those of your awesome readers! I hope you will join me at #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday and #ThursdayFavoriteThings! Have a great week.

    1. Thank you for joining us, Marilyn!

  3. I'm not sure if it was your post about the crib quilt or just timing, but I'm finally pinning/basting together a quilt I started 4 years ago. Yes...4 years. Ironically, it was the fastest I ever put a quilt top together!

    1. That is rather ironic, Danielle. Good for you for jumping back into the project! I'd love to see pictures when you get it finished.

  4. Thanks for hosting and I hope you are having a great weekend. Hope you stop by Happiness Is Homemade and Over The Moon this weekend.


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