The HomeAcre Hop #13, and a fun giveaway!


Welcome Carol!

Lisa and I  are happy to introduce a new co-host to the HomeAcre Hop! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that Carol from Everything Home with Carol is joining our crew! So here’s your list of hosts for The HomeAcre Hop!

Carol from Everything Home with Carol

Lisa Lynn from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

…and me!

 Please drop by Carol’s awesome blog today and say hello!

A New Giveaway!

One of the biggest adjustments for us since we’ve moved to the country has been the wind.  I’ve mentioned this numerous times, but mostly it has been in reference to our garden.  The wind however, has also taken its toll on my skin, and after working outside on a windy day, I frequently come in with severely chapped lips.  I was not much of a lip balm person before, but I am now; using it frequently before, during, and after a day in the garden.

I was recently given two samples of vegan balm from Mary’s Basics! (The same Mary of Mary’s Heirloom Seeds)  What I love about these the most is that the ingredients are few, and I can recognize and pronounce them all.  I know exactly what I am putting on my face and don’t have to worry about what is being assimilated into my skin; not to mention the fact that they have a lovely silky feel.  Mary has very graciously offered to host a giveaway so that one of you can enjoy her vegan lip balm too.

Please stop by to visit her at Back to the Basics! and Mary’s Kitchen . We will be giving away two lip balm collections that you are sure to enjoy! Two lucky winners will be picked on April 17th and announced on Thursday April 18th. :)  Be sure to actually follow through with the entry likes and comments for your chance to win! Drawing ends at midnight on April 16th!

Mary’s Basics Vegan Triple Play Lip Balm!

The Vegan Triple Play Lip Balm assortment includes 1 each of the Coco Delight, Peppermint, and Sweet Orange!

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Here are this week’s featured posts from the HomeAcre Hop!


Montana Solar Creations – Garden Seed Selection for Cold Climates Great tips:

  Taylor Made Ranch – Cowboy Beef & Bean Chili Congrats on the Award for your yummy chili!

  Cranky Puppy Farm – My Notes from Tomato Grafting Class Now this sounds very cool!  

If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop. We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week. If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!

Black Fox Homestead


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  You are invited to share your original posts on:

Homesteading, Livestock care, Gardening, Environmentally friendly farming, Self sufficiency, Preparedness, Off Grid Living, Healthy recipes (free of preservatives and processed ingredients, but some sugar is ok), All natural home remedies and herbal concoctions, Green living and Eco Friendly tips, Homeschooling, Food preservation, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle tips, Environmentally friendly crafts and home decor…

Photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects are also welcome!

That’s a lot of information to share! If your post fits any of these topics, we want to hear about it!

There are just a few little rules to follow:

~Family friendly posts only. ‘Nuff said :)

 ~Link as many appropriate posts as you’d like each week. Older posts are great too. This is a great way to guide traffic to posts that haven’t seen any action lately.

~ Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!

~ If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on either host’s blog) with the button or a text link, and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and/or Pinterest!

 ~Please follow us by email! You’ll receive notice when the hop is open for business. :)

 ~Only share content that you have created.

~ Please remember that the whole idea of a blog hop is to visit the other bloggers and make connections and friendships…so share the linky love!

 By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include one photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way :)  

Now, pour yourself a nice cup of something warm, link up a few posts, and take some time to visit with some of the other great bloggers linked up!

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The HomeAcre Hop #13, and a fun giveaway! — 11 Comments

  1. Hey, Jenny! Thanks so much for featuring my post on tomato grafting. It is so easy that I think I may glow my tomatoes that way every year now, but we’ll have to wait and see how they turn out.

    Thanks for hosting the hop!

    • It was a great post! I hope you have great tomatoes. I’d love to hear how they turn out for you. :)

  2. Hi thanks for the giveaway have to go with sweet orange lip balm sounds most interesting.
    Enjoy your posts so much still wondering about dandelion greens. I live in the AZ desert so not an option.

    • Oooh. Yes, they are a cool weather weed herb. :/ We’ll only be able to enjoy them for a few more weeks yet before the warm weather sets in.

  3. I just found your blog and really enjoy it. We are very simular. I am also from OK. I live in a very small town ( we have to go to highschool in the next town… we do not have one), however, we are about a 20 min drive from the city. I garden, can (with the American canner), dehydrate, plant seeds and love to cook. I think I know about where you live and have been to the Dutch restuarant also.. Good cake. Thanks

    • Yes! That cake is amazing! It has been a while since we have paid them a visit and I told my husband that we need to go sometime soon. Small world… Thanks for dropping by Shelley. It is so nice to meet you. :)

  4. Love the giveaways! The Sweet Orange sounds amazing. So glad I stumbled upon your blog and will continue to live the homestead life vicariously through YOU! Best of luck with the growing season. :)

  5. Mmm…the Coco Delight sounds delicious, as does that chili recipe from Taylor Made Ranch. Time to go start chili for dinner. :)