There seems to be a revolution going on!
A Homestead Revolution! Today is the first Homestead Barn Hop hosted by Amy of the fast growing Homestead Revival Blog.
Her rules to play are:
Write a post about any homesteading activity you do from keeping chickens, to making your own soap or becoming a Bee Keeper like Amy!
Go for it Amy! As for us and our little suburban homestead,we keep chickens, enjoy organic gardening and cooking, homeschooling and creative re-purposing!
My Simple Homemade Ham and Cheese Quiche with backyard fresh eggs.
We've got a couple of cute little Barn Red out buildings that satisfy my big farmgirl heart!
Our girls are " old ladies" now so we'll be adding to the flock this spring. We love the Araucana, Wyandotte and the Barred or Plymouth Rock laying hens. They have proven to be very hardy through New England winters. They're friendly and good layers too.
It's just about time to select new baby chicks for this spring. We order ours from a local landscape and farm supply.
One of the first books I read on homesteading was the Self Sufficient Gardner by John Seymour. It's a wonderful guide for learning how to grow and preserve your own food. Of course with the Internet, and now blogs that information is available at the click of a button but I still find comfort having it on my book shelf and refer to it each spring and summer for new ideas and inspiration.
When I discovered Mary Jane's Farm magazine a couple of years ago it added a whole new meaning to homesteading for me. Now I see it from a farmgirl perspective! It's more fun and every little thing I do different counts and is worth celebrating.
Going organic and being more mindful of where our food comes from doesn't have to be so serious. It should be fun and a celebration of life! In fact, MJF farmgirl chapters are sprouting up all over to share homesteading experiences.
Besides the fact that homesteading is challenging, life giving and rewarding it's also American!
Thanks for starting the Homestead Blog Hop Amy. I'm looking forward to seeing how other homesteading families are living healthier and closer to the land.