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.


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 Summers Acres and their post about their pumpkin harvest – http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2013/09/its-not-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown.html .  I had to choose this one because we have always had a TERRIBLE time getting pumpkins, despite all my best efforts.  


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:
Tomorrow!  I vow to do it tomorrow – peas, beets and more carrots!     

Harvest Something:
Eggplant, eggs and cucumbers – same as last week!     

Preserve Something:
Nothing this week.         

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

Eat the Food:
Chickens are enjoying the cucumbers this week.        
Build Community Food Systems:
Nothing this week.  
Skill up: 
Made DIY plant labels for the garden.  Got to work with clay and had a bunch of fun.      

Organize: 
Not this week.

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