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.


We are very excited because this week we are welcoming a third member to our hosting group, Kat, from the blog  Simply Living Simply – http://simply-living-simply.com/ .  Head on over and check out her blog.  In honor of this occasion, we have designed a new image for our blog hop.  How do you like it?  

Now, you’re probably wondering, “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/ ,  Kat – http://simply-living-simply.com/  and I will pick a post from the previous week’s link-up to feature.

This week I’m featuring a post from the blog Kristi of the blog Let This Mind Be in You – http://thismindbeinyou.com/ and her recipe for whole wheat cinnamon rolls – http://thismindbeinyou.com/2013/09/grain-mill-wagon-challenge-whole-wheat-cinnamon-rolls.html .  Yum!  Doesn’t that picture just make you hungry?  




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:
Yes!  Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, chard, marigolds, cosmos, zinnias, napa cabbage and carrots.  The time for fall gardening has arrived!     

Harvest Something:
Eggplant, eggs and cucumbers!     

Preserve Something:
Nothing this week.         

Waste Not:
Reusing row cover that my mom had in her garage.                  

Eat the Food:
Made an eggplant gnocchi dish for my husband’s birthday.  Yum!      
Build Community Food Systems:
Nothing this week.  
Skill up: 
Built a scarecrow for the front yard garden.  So fun!     

Organize: 
Finally, yes!  I did some organizing!  I cleaned up all my craft stuff and made shelf space for a small grow light.  I’m very excited about this addition to my seed starting efforts. 

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