31 May 2016

Homestead Happenings with Best Posts & Pin-ables

100_7630How was your Memorial Day weekend? Ours was pretty nice, I must say.  Yesterday, I was privileged to attend a local Memorial Day ceremony at a park just down the road.  I posted about it at the Southern Graves blog.

I've been working with my water kefir grains for a couple of months, now.  It took a bit for the grains to get going, and I learned a few things along the way to get to the best practice for me.  I'm planning on a series of posts discussing ways I've reduced my daily intake of soda.  I haven't eliminated it yet, and that is the goal, but I have made some strides in that direction.  Water kefir, and its "second ferment" has helped with that.

Around the middle of the month, we spent a day along the Toccoa River.  And I fell in love.  Seriously.  I enjoyed myself so much.  The (cold!) water was so clear and inviting, I was compelled to do a little wading.  Wildlife was everywhere, and it was the most peaceful space.  I plan to visit often!

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A few days later, we stopped at a flea market along the Appalachian Highway.  Didn't make a purchase, but we were able to witness a huge turkey struttin' his stuff, as well as an "attack" rooster patrolling the premises.  That was the day I took the photo that got the most reach and engagement on facebook.

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This past weekend, we went to an "Arts in the Park" festival that carried displays from 200 venders.  Seeing all those handmade crafts and works of art left me a wee bit envious of the talent most certainly involved.  We left with a bottle of some "Smack Yo Mama" bbq sauce.  It's a Polynesian (read pineapple) blend.  So good.

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On to the best posts and pin-ables of the month.  (Only posted ten times this month.  Hope to do better in the future.)

Top three posts:

  1. The Oldest Youngest Woman (a Mother's Day #Microblog)
  2. Sighing is Complaining. And Complaining is a Sin. (Book of Murmurings 1 of 2)
  3. Homestead Images for Wordless Wednesday

The most pinned post:

My 2¢ on Dehydrating Apples: a How-To with 7 Tips

Top Tweet:

Frugal Friday? Vanilla Simple Syrup – Get More Out of Those Beans

The post that got the least attention was Iced Sugar Cookie "Cake" Bars. These were really yummy, yall. Maybe give them a look?

I hope your month was fruitful.  Thanks for following along with us -- from my mountaintop to yours!

Shared at Coffee and Conversation, Monday of Many Blessings, Wake Up Wednesday, Thrifty Thursday, Chain Linky Climb, Happiness is Homemade, and Tuesdays with a Twist.


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