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July 5, 2018

Simple Homestead blog hop #163

Welcome to the Simple Homestead blog hop!

Hi there! I'm always glad to see you when we get together for another linky party. Our Simple Homestead blog hop runs from Thursday morning to Sunday evening.

I hope you have fun exploring all the great ideas that are shared each week. Add your homesteading, homemaking and homeschooling posts to the party if you're a blogger (please see our simple rules below). I'm sure you'll be blessed and inspired by all the great posts and ideas.

This week

I hope that you had a wonderful Independence Day celebration yesterday if you're here in the States. I wrote a short blog post on our family's flags and traditions here. Our granddaughter isn't visiting us this summer, so I didn't venture out to see the fireworks.

Now that I'm having some garden successes and gaining confidence, I've been experimenting with making new plants from old plants. Some plants are easier to propagate than others, and there is always a "best way" to propagate certain plants. I'm talking about roses this week, and if you'd like to start an extra rosebush or two - perhaps so you can have rose hips for tea, or petals to make rosewater or rose petal jelly, or just so you'll have more blooms to bring indoors to enjoy - you can check the post out here: Propagating roses from cuttings. If you'd like to save it to Pinterest so you can find it again later, you can pin it here.

We've been working on indoor projects this summer since it's SO hot outside - we've had a heat advisory nearly every day for three weeks. Hubby is finishing up the backsplash on the other side of the kitchen, and we've finished painting the second wall of wainscoting in the hallway. I've been sharing pictures of the progress on Instagram for the past couple of months (the "after" photos, anyway).

Meet Our Great Co-hosts

Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram

Nancy at On the Homefront - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

Sandra at Clearwater Farm - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram

Leah at Busy Gals Homestead and Leah's Lovely Lops - Facebook
Pinterest - Twitter

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

Featured Posts

Each week our hostesses feature their own picks from the previous week, so visit each host's blog to see if you've been featured.

Best Zucchini Fritters with Dill and Chive Sour Cream Sauce Recipe
from The Wilderness Wife

growing tomatoes

12 Tips for Growing Tomatoes in a Home Garden
by Artful Homemaking

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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.
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  • Please share posts that you haven’t linked up within the past six months to keep the hop fresh.
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  • Posts that don’t follow these few little guidelines will be deleted.

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  1. Hello Kathi,

    You have a wonderful place.It is relaxing here. I brought our food back home, Filipino Achara. Have a great weekend.

    1. Wishing you a wonderful weekend too, MarEliz.

  2. Love your roses, Kathi! And oh my gosh I wanna try those fritters you featured today!!

    1. Thank you for joining us today, Michelle!

  3. Beautiful roses. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.


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