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Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #22

>1 August 2011
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Hey guys!! I’m so glad you could join me, Jill, Amy, and Megan for another fun-filled Homestead Barn Hop! It has been so inspiring visiting everyone’s homesteads and seeing what you’ve all been up to! Keep the great ideas coming!

If you have something fun to share from your own homestead, link up below and show us what you’ve got! From recipes and herbal remedies, to gardening tips and animal advice, we wanna hear what you’ve been learning!

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  • Debbie Chamlee said:

    This is the one thing that is keeping us from getting a cow & goats. We do go out of town occationally & it’s hard to find someone to take care of the chickens. My dad can do it for us but I know he really doesn’t like to. My husband & I have talked about this a lot. Our kids are all teenagers, the oldest is a senior in High School this year.(Boo Hoo! I’m going to be a blubbering mess this whole school year! I already teared up this summer when he had his senior yearbook pictures made & he had to wear a cap & gown.) Anyway, with the kids getting older we have realized that we could be all alone in as little as 7-8 years & we think that we would like to do a little traveling like my parents did when I left home. It’s going to be hard trying to figure out what to do!

  • Mona @ Healthy Homesteading said:

    Thankfully we have good neighbors too. I have one neighbor that takes care of the goats and another neighbor that takes care of my garden, horses, chickens, cats and dogs. I actually have many neighbors that would help out if we needed it. It’s nice living in such a community.
    One of my other neighbors has alpacas. Before her knee surgery she lined up about 10 different people to take care of her alpacas, dogs and property. So on Tuesdays I go and take care of her alpacas and dog. She chose a day a week for each of us so none of us have too much to do. It works out perfectly.

  • Pam W. said:

    As Debbie said, that is also the reason we haven’t gotten any animals that require milking. We’re able to get someone to come twice a day to feed the pigs, cats and dog, and to lock up and let out the chickens, but if we had something that required milking, we’d never be able to go anywhere, unfortunately. That’s great that you were able to work it out! :)

  • Deanna said:

    So far when we want to get away, my parents or our neighbors have been willing to feed our horses and dogs and check on our chickens!

    It is a blessing!

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