Independence Days Challenge



Welcome to another installment of the Independence Days Challenge!  We hope you have brought some great posts to share with all of us this week.

What is the Independence Days Challenge?  Simply put, it’s a way for each of us to share the ways that we are building our independence inside our homes and on our land.  This is all about building community, skills and growing more self-sufficient!  We are here to teach and to learn.



Feel free to share your homesteading, gardening, homemaking, cooking, organizing, and/or skill-building posts via the link-up tool below.  Make sure you link back to one of the hosting blogs in some way and check out our other participants when you get a moment.  

Each week  Heather – http://thehomesteadinghippy.com/  and I will pick a post from the previous week’s link-up to feature.

This week I’m featuring a post from Little Homestead in Boise – http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/ .  She linked up her Independence Days post – http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/2013/08/back-to-school-independence-days.html and included a picture of her 10 quarts of applesauce that she recently made.  Considering that I made 4 quarts yesterday….. I have A LOT of respect for all the apple peeling she did.  




Thanks to everyone who linked up.  It is always tough to choose just one to feature. 

And without further ado, here’s what we’ve been up to on our homestead: 

Plant Something:
Put the green beans in the ground and found little birds nibbling on the seedlings this morning!  Argh!  Covered them with burlap and hoping that will keep the birds away.  

Harvest Something:
Only eggs this week but we did go to a local orchard and picked over 40 lbs of apples along with some peaches and pears.        

Preserve Something:
Canned four quarts of applesauce!  So fun and so delicious!       

Waste Not:
Can’t think of much in this department this week….              

Eat the Food:
Eating homemade applesauce.     
Build Community Food Systems:
Was interviewed by a neighbor for an article she will write about our urban homesteading adventures.  Got some dates from a neighbor and will repay her when I have good stuff to harvest.  
Skill up: 
My mom taught me to can and on her birthday!  We had a blast and now I have a new skilL!      

Organize: 
Nope. 

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