Simple Lives Thursday #47

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The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck…

This blog hop is hosted by:

Share Your Simple Lives Thursday Post

Bloggers, make a “Simple Lives Thursday” post on your own blog, then come back here to add your post to the linky box below the featured posts. If you don’t have a picture, feel free to download the Simple Lives Thursday banner (at top of post) and upload it using the script’s prompts (it is easy). Your post will appear on all five blogs!

Non-bloggers, feel free to add a comment here with any ideas or thoughts about simple living.

These are two simple guidelines for participation:

1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole — such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policemen! But, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.

2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants’ posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions

The posts from last week that really caught our eyes are… (thanks everyone for the great submissions, as always!)

1. Cheddar Cheese in a Homemade Cheese Press by Prairie Sunrise. We admire Marg’s resourcefulness in building her own cheese press and embarking on the cheese making journey.

2. Our Summer Manifesto: Learn to Live Without Grid Electricity by Nourishing Days. Shannon’s family will be living off-grid and without running water before too long. To prepare, they’re making the adjustment before leaving their current home. This is a journey we look forward to watching and learning from!

3. Fruit in the City, Part 2 by the Des Moines Frugal Family Examiner. An astounding amount of food planted for ornamental reasons goes to waste every year. Gleaning helps line your pantry and solves mess and pest problems associated with unharvested fruit.

4. Homemade “Magic” Shell by The Purposed Heart. This looks like a nourishing treat for a hot summer’s day!

5. Which Saves the Most Money –- Dehydrating, Freezing or Canning? by Whole New Mom. This comparison of preserving methods is very informative and will help anyone sort through the cost benefits of different food preservation and storage methods.

Add Your SLT Post

Now it is your turn… what will you share this week? We all look forward to your submissions!

If reading this via email, visit this post to see the list of linked blogs.

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  1. says

    Thank you for hosting, Wardee! I haven’t linked up for a while, but now my garden is taking off again, I should have more to share with Simple Lives Thursday!

  2. says

    Oh no!!! I was trying to upload my picture and it said it wasn’t working each time. I am sorry for the multiple posts. I hope you can delete them! :/

    I am sharing my recipe for Blueberry Kefir Soda using water kefir grains. I am new to kefir grain, so this was an experiment that turned out wonderfully! :)

  3. says

    HI. It seems the new linky is not working well — I do not like the fact that you have to rewrite the title each time — the old one remembered it! Oh well… the “like” button is nice though!

    I shared my GF Coconut Cream Layer Cake with a video and two article that I hope are of interest.

  4. says

    Sorry all about the new linky issues! The service came out with new features and there are bound to be some kinks. I know he’s working on things madly to get it all running smoothly.

  5. says

    I’ve posted a recipe for a green salad (garden-fresh greens for me!!) with blueberries, carrot, cherries, and nuts. If anyone else is a gardener, I also have some photos of a few of my garden’s interesting heirloom up as well.

  6. Brooke says

    My husband and 3 children are soon embarking on the journey of homesteading. Slow and steady is what I here. We are in the process of selling our house in town and looking for a farm…on a budget. Are there specific books you recommend reading for advice. There are so many books out there. I would love to know some favorites that people have read. I would greatly appreciate it! I appreciate your blog!


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