HomeAcre Homesteading Blog Hop

It has been a very busy week here! I de-cluttered the boy's toys (we got rid of just over half of them!) as part of the clutter challenge. We tried a new lasagne recipe (and it was delicious). We did find another property/land that we love, but it is a bit more than what we wanted to spend so we are still deciding what we will do. Do we spend a little more on a beautiful piece of property or keep looking!? I am pretty debt-adverse so part of me wants to keep looking. That said, this piece of property seems amazing right now, and although it is higher than we wanted to spend, we own our home, cars, and are pretty close to paying off our student loans (finally) so this would really be the only debt we would be carrying. Choices, choices. We are still in the information stage either way so maybe it will be knocked out before we can even try.

At least Pinterest can help keep me sane, LOL! It might be years before we can build a house (and if we decide on this piece of property then we are looking at 5-6 instead of 2-3), but I can pin away in the meantime. Heck, by the time we can build I should be able draw the house plans myself…. Hmm, not such a good idea!

Featured Blog post at Taylor Made Ranch Homestead Blog

Featured Blog post at Taylor Made Ranch Homestead Blog

This Weeks Featured Homesteading Blog Post: Solar Cooking

I really want to try solar cooking. I mean, what could be more useful in Arizona than the sun! Taylor Made Ranch made boneless breaded pork chops in a solar oven. I had no idea that you could cook pork chops in a solar oven – how cool is that! Stop by her blog to learn how it is done 🙂

You Can Become the Featured Post

Starting next week I will be featuring a post from the hop. If you want to be featured then be sure to link back to the hop (grab the code below and add it to your sidebar, a blog hop page, or the post that you submit)! Every host features a post (there are 7 hosts) so you have a higher chance of getting featured on a blog!Pint Size Farm

You are invited to share original posts on: homesteading, livestock care, gardening, environmentally friendly farming, self sufficiency, preparedness, off-grid living, healthy recipes, home remedies and herbal concoctions, green living, homeschooling, food preservation, environmentally friendly crafts and home decor, and photo posts of natural living and homesteading subjects! If it fits in any of these topics then post it! There are a few rules so if you have not posted in this blog hop before then please check out my HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop page and make sure you are following all the rules (posts that do not follow the rules will be deleted):

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  • Reply Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead May 15, 2014, 7:50 am

    Thanks so much for featuring my post on solar cooking this week. I’ve really had fun with my solar cooker and it promises to get an even harder workout this year. Why not keep that cooking heat outside?? Love the hop, thanks for hosting!

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas
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    • Reply Heidi May 15, 2014, 12:03 pm

      I love that idea – especially here in Arizona! It would work well plus I hate cooking in the house in the summer because of the heat. As long as the critters don’t eat my food, lol!

  • Reply Laura May 15, 2014, 8:55 am

    Pinterest will totally keep you sane, hehe.

    We are totally debt adverse too. I remember when I paid off my student loans, we went out for dinner. I wanted to scream from the mountaintops. I mean, we’re talking over 20 grand here so it was a big deal!

    And de-clutter. Good for you! We’re still in the hardcore toy phase so unfortunately I hurt myself every time I step on another Barbie =)

    • Reply Heidi May 15, 2014, 12:10 pm

      Yeah – my kiddos are 6, 4, and 1 and they seem to have a new toy every time I look! We’ll see about the lot – I called the bank to see if it was even possible. Even though it is higher than we wanted I think it might be worth it. It’s 3.3 acres that sit right at the base of a mountain and it is gorgeous!

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