Welcome to the 45th Carnival of Homesteading! If you’ve been around here when I host a Blog Carnival, you know how much I love themes! But, alas, I had issues. Computers, kids, work, and some other meanies all conspired against me. Or maybe I was just lazy.
So here is a very SIMPLE carnival, which I suppose is in keeping with the theme of homesteading! There were just 12 submissions, which I’ve listed first, followed by some of my own Top 10 Editor’s Picks that I grabbed from around the blogosphere, which fit the homesteading motif. You’ll find my own small commentary following each post.
(Let me know if you find any errors, omissions, bad links, etc.)
This is for the bugs, not for you!
This looks yummy. There is also a recipe for hand milled soap here.
Belle shares her egg shampoo experiment. Yes, the kind you crack open and out comes gooey stuff. Find out why in the world she’s putting this in her hair on purpose.
Valereee presents Foraging: hot new foodie trend, or the hottest new foodie trend? posted at Cincinnati Locavore.
Finding wild edible treasures – is this trend here to stay? Is it fueled by fears of a depression? Read more!
Learn how to plant in blocks and eliminate the 80% of your traditional garden that you just walk on.
What happens when WIFE wants a burn barrel to match the color of her house…MooBeeFarm delivers up some amusement for you.
Mmmm, meat pie!! Having lived in Michigan for many years, I knew right away what this was all about! “Da Yoopers” are those great folks who live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Oh, my, this isn’t just the aunt’s recipe…it’s the great, great aunt’s recipe! And Flossie knew her! This family must have started having babies young. I didn’t even know one single great aunt, let alone a great-great.
We know about the guard dog, but a guard donkey? Oh, yes, read on!
Just get a load of her greenhouse! I’m positively green with envy!
What a sweet sister to make such a lovely cake for her brother!
Jacque Dixon presents From the Archives- Gardening 101 – You *Can* Teach Your Children!! posted at Seeking Rest in the Ancient Paths.
There is something for every age in the garden, and Jacque gives some great tips on teaching children that incorporate science, math, art, biblical lessons and more.
And now for the 10 other goodies that I discovered in cyberspace:
In My Kitchen Garden has an intriguing offer: Attention Homeless Organic Vegetable Lovers: Would You Like To Move To A Farm? Seriously. Pack your bags and go live with the enormous pot-bellied pig.
Happy homesteading, now get on with your baking, planting, stitching, haying, milking, crafting, canning, quilting life!