Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Backyard Farming Connection Hop #13

Hello everyone and welcome back to another week on the Backyard Farming Connection Hop.  I am finding it fascinating and inspiring how many wonderful posts that people have to share this time of year, even when the gardens aren't bursting with growth.

In celebration of the holidays and in an effort to fully invest myself in the magic of family, I will be absent from here for a bit and won't be hosting for the next 2 weeks.  Please come back and link up again starting Jan 8th, and have a wonderful, safe holiday.

I am also always looking for people interested in being featured on my site as a homestead highlight.  This is a great way to share your story and experiences and also mention your own site.  Please email me or leave a comment if you're interested (gstuppycarlson @ gmail dot com).

There were some great posts last week.  Here are a few of my favorites:

With peppermint candy everywhere, it was interesting to learn a little more about the herb behind this holiday tradition.  Living in the Green has a wonderful post on Peppermint: An Essential Oil.

At this time of year, it's easy to reflect on things we can do to help others, Small Footprint Family has a wonderful and informative post: Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

I want to know what's happening, in your garden, on your homestead, in the barnyard, and in the kitchen.  Whatever is in your backyard farm and home, I would love to hear about it.

Each week I will share some of my favorite posts in the newly formed Backyard Farming Connection Facebook page.  And in case you haven't seen, I have a new 'featured button' so if you've been featured in the past, grab a button.


  1. Thanks for hosting the hop Gretchen! Have a wonderful break and a Happy Holiday!

  2. Hope you have fun with your family this holiday season. Thanks for hosting again! I linked up my post on Delaware chickens.

  3. Thank you for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  4. Thanks for hosting. I wrote an article on the benefits of probiotics for chickens. Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily www.fresh-eggs-daily.com

  5. Hope you have a fun and safe holiday season as well! I am taking a break also to enjoy my family and will be back in January!

  6. This is such a fun party! Thank you for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures