Happy Harvest at the HomeAcre Hop!


Good morning and welcome back to the HomeAcre Harvest Hop!

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An invitation to share all of your Harvest and Halloween related posts: recipes, decorating ideas, DIY tutorials, all things Harvest-y and Halloween-y.

Please Note: If  you don’t have any holiday related posts, share with us what is going on at your homestead: chickens, canning, gardening tips, projects, etc. 

These posts are always welcome!

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A few weeks ago, when I had the opportunity to finally clean my house from top to bottom I hung this pretty witch ball in my living room window.

Witch Ball

Witch balls date back to the colonial period.  Made of colored glass they were hung in windows where, according to legend, they would supposedly attract and entice an evil spirit.  Once inside the ball, the spirit was then trapped and prevented from performing any mischief.

What the colonial housewife did once she had trapped the witch, or how she even knew it was in there in the first place, I don’t know.  Witch Ball

We don’t have any witches around our homestead and I’m not superstitious, so I’m not really concerned.  I just enjoy the way the blue glass catches the light when the sun comes up in the morning.

This particular ball has a little well on the inside designed for holding a small amount of essential oil.  The heat from the sun activates the oil, causing it to permeate the room with its fragrance.  I currently have this filled with rosemary, one of my favorite scents.  I wrote more about essential oils and what we have learned about them here.


We had some amazing fall holiday posts linked up last week!  Visit our pinterest board here to see some of the ones we enjoyed the most.

One of my favorites one was this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice mix from Queen of the Red Double Wide.

I also enjoyed these Mummy Jars from The (mis)Adventures of a “Born Again” FarmGirl:


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Now it is your turn!  Link up all your Harvest and Halloween themed posts!  If  you don’t have any holiday related posts, please share with us what is going on at your homestead: chickens, canning, gardening tips, projects, etc.  These posts are always welcome!

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Happy Harvest at the HomeAcre Hop! — 7 Comments

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  3. Thanks for hosting the HomeAcre Harvest Hop. The Witch’s Ball is so wild. I had never heard of it thanks for sharing it. It does look very enticing!

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