Monday, June 24, 2013

The Backyard Farming Connection Hop #38

This past weekend we celebrated our twins 5 year birthday !  It was quite a party and we got to share our garden and animals with many friends old and new.  Despite the energy and sugar, we took time to celebrate the solstice with a simple meal from the garden on Friday.  Thanks to an influx of family, the gardens are mostly weeded and we're settling into summer mode.  

As plants emerge, it is time to start thinking about caring for them.  Many people are already experiencing trouble with pests.  This week I'm featuring two posts about attracting and dealing with pests naturally - stop over and take a look, and if you haven't joined my weekly series 'How Does Your Garden Grow Series,' Come by on Friday and check it out.

From Homegrown on the Hill Make your own Pesticide

From Learning and Yearning, attract beneficial bugs to your garden

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 on the Backyard Farming Connection Facebook page.  And in case you haven't seen, I have a 'featured button' so if you've been featured in the past, grab a button.

For details on linking up visit the hop page.

(If the HTML for the buttons doesn't work, feel free to just save the photo and link it back to this page).


  1. How nice to have many hands for the weeding :)

  2. Just found my way here and am so glad I did! Thank you for hosting this little hop! Congrats on your twins turning five! Five is a very big deal :-) Now, I must catch up with all you have in this space!

  3. Happy 5th Birthday to your twins!!! They are right smack dab between my grandkids ages (4 & 6) such fun ages for kids, learning all about this great big world hands on!