31 Day Self Reliance Challange Week One Overview


Week One Overview

Well, its been a busy week here on the farm, we have been working on the house, the yard, the gardens. We had company come and visit the farm and we had the STORM. The weather this year so far has been quite the challenge in many ways. So much snow, the ice storm, now a major wind storm. A very long slow start to spring and then suddenly summer heat!

Things that we got done over the past week.

  • Butchered out the grow out rooster pen
  • Dried a full load of early spring stinging nettle for later use in the year
  • Cleaned up in the Main Garden
  • Worked on spring cleaning in the house itself -Purged just over 50 items that we do not need on the farm, some went to the garbage, most went to the local second hand shop for a second life off the farm.
  • Made Bread twice this week, once for the household use an once for company
  • Went though three pantry shelves and did a full clean and check on items

Some of my favorite posts over the past week from the fellow bloggers


I had shared a dock post this week on how to make a lovely cream sauce with it, but I really enjoyed reading Lisa’s much detailed post on ways to use Curly Dock.. Do check it out.

On the food front, I really enjoyed Nancy’s post on Roasted Tomato Soup


I am interesting in trying it with fresh spring greens in the pesto part.. it just sounds yummy!

My official week one favorite post that got me working on my spring cleaning and check in the pantry came from Candy’s Farm House Pantry Post.. A great overview on “Basic Food Storage” www.candysfarmhousepantry.com  Basic Storage

I enjoyed reading all the blogger post goals for the challenge and I look forward to sharing different bloggers posts that I liked reading over the coming weeks 🙂

We would love to have you join the challenge and share your own steps to self sufficiency . Follow us and share your self reliance methods, tips, goals, and dreams! Be sure to visit the other bloggers and read about their self reliance journey! You can follow along each members blog or other social mediums be it Facebook, twitter or more.

If you would like to join in this challenge, please go here to fill out the form on her site

Please check out this outstanding bloggers that are joining in the challenge. More might join as we go along.

Lisa Lynn – The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Maria – Maria Zannini

Frank – My Green Terra

Shawnalee – Homegrown Self Reliance

Ashley – Practical Self Reliance 

Candy- Candy’s Farm House Party

Robin- A life in the wild

Kathi – Oak Hill Homestead

Nancy- Nancy on the Homefront

AnnMarie- 15 Acre Homestead

And myself.. Just another day on the farm 🙂

I will be writing new content for this challenge. However I am also going to bring out of off my most popular homesteading and related posts over the blogs seven plus years history. We are asked to do a one week round up and sharing of other blogs favorite posts, I am looking forward to getting to know these new bloggers. We never stop learning 🙂


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3 Responses to 31 Day Self Reliance Challange Week One Overview

  1. Very busy week! Good job! I’m still working on my challenge list from last week, and still thinking ahead to my next list. The soup looks wonderful. I can’t wait to have fresh tomatoes again.

    • Thanks Robin, I am cutting up and hauling out broken tree’s and bigger limbs for burning today from the last two storms. I need to get it done for both yard clean up but also before it get’s drier on the farm. I should be doing other things on the list.. do you think we can just add to our to do lists lol

  2. Sounds like you were extremely busy! What a great job! Looking forward to your posts throughout the challenge!

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