Howdy out there in homesteading land… wherever that might be. I struggled with signing up for hosting this carnival because I “is a city girl”, despite my twangy Texas accent. It has only been in the last year that I have grown a garden… and despite my love for cooking as a 30-something mom, I was one of those kids who marries unable to cook much more than hamburger helper, cereal, toast and boiled eggs. I can’t sew, the only animals I have ever raised are cats (and some dead hermit crabs burried in the front flower bed), and I don’t even have a green thumb. What could a gal like me offer a homesteading carnival? Not much, I’ll tell you.
But that’s just the beauty of it. Since I’m the host, I can just showcase the great entries that were sent in by REAL homesteaders (and take some notes as I read the posts for tips on how to better aim for homesteading in my own life). Even suburban Texas city-girls with tiny back-yard gardens can aspire to become great at homesteading.
And because this is the “Lazy Summer Weekend Edition”, I really don’t have a theme. I thought I would share some photos from our Fourth of July travels over the past two or three days. I’ve left some notes after each photo and spread them out in between our contributors’ posts. I hope you enjoy all the links and images of summer.
If you want to know more about the Homestead Carnival, please visit the official site. You can find out who is hosting next week and submit your posts via a link on their sidebar. Don’t be a stranger – even city girls like me enjoy a good farm and garden photo. You could even share a recipe or home management tip… whatever might help a gal around the home, farm, or garden.
Now for the entries:
1. Carole DeJarnatt presents Egg Incubator Instructions utilizing an Electric Skillet posted at Fowl Visions.
7. Tip Diva presents Top Ten Tips – Treating And Preventing Mosquito Bites posted at Tip Diva. She leaves us a bite on her article: “Ahh, summer. The sun is warm, the water is cool, the flowers are blooming, and unfortunately, the bugs are biting. The worst offender of them all is the mosquito, carrier of pain, itching and possible diseases like West Nile. Here’s how to treat and further prevent bites.”
8. AdmirableIndia.com presents Bangalore to Mysore on Bike: Day 1: Part 2: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Brindavan gardens and Krishnarajasagara or KRS dam posted at AdmirableIndia.com.
18. Ann presents… “How to Write a Life Story” posted at Holy Experience. She shares the heart of all things – homesteading’s heart is the service and love to a people who are more important than the business of the day or the final end of our toils.
Hope you have enjoyed this edition of the Homestead Carnival. Happy July.