Are You A Prepper Barterer? The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Ed. No. 42 (It’s A Blog Hop & A Giveaway)

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Everyone that links up this week will be entered in the giveaway this week.  If you don’t have a blog you can leave a comment to be entered as well.  You can enter up to 4 times this week with blog link ups!  You won’t want to miss this one!  I love doing giveaways anyway they are always so much fun!

So guess what I did this afternoon for my “Wind Down Friday” I spent the afternoon with a good friend sorting and perusing through each others seeds  It was so much fun she has the best taste in seeds of anyone I know so I have to kind of throw in some eggs and seed potatoes just to make it fair but it was such good fun!  When ever you  spend time with a fellow garden and you share the same passions it’s just fun it’s that whole kindred spirit thing you know that I’m always talking about 😉

Oh I guess you want to know what the giveaway is for well it’s an oldie but a goodie!  It’s for a book that I have found to be absolutely indispensable!  This giveaway is open to US and Canadian participants ONLY!  You get entered in this contest each time you enter a blog link however only 4 entries per person seems reasonable to me!  I can’t wait because I love giving stuff away especially good stuff!

The book is in very good shape Yes it’s used you know I’m all about Repurposing and recycling buy I still have my own copy I found another copy of this book. This book has everything in it to help you fix and solve practical household issues.  I highly recommend it to all newlyweds or singles just starting out. Don’t assume just because a book is old that it’s irrelevant I would say this book is still about 90 % relevant and there is so much info in it and before Pinterest etc…

I relied almost exclusively on this book with a few others but it’s still handy to have as a reference and you never know when the power will go out….

I will draw the winner of this giveaway from Rafflecopter but I will place all the entries in because all you need to do is link up or comment that’s it!  Super Simple!

So what is going on at your place this week?  My husband has really gotten to  the point where he is very invested in our wine making you never know that might be our next start-up business.  Wine is also a great prepping bartering item and making it at home costs so much less!  Opportunities abound you have to scoop them up in this economy whenever you stumble upon a calling and you know we really try!  Have you thought about what you might use to barter with?  Do you raise bees for honey?  Do you garden for food?  What do you think will be valuable if we lived in an economy where cash is no longer king?

Here is a wine rack that he actually repaired for about $6.00 that he picked up at our local Habitat For Humanity for about $50.00 they go online for about $419.00.    It has a bottle capacity of  171 and it  all fits nicely in an average size closet.  Talk about a deal……the Viking in my life once again scored some major savings!

wine rack

I also ask that you link back to this posting either in each individual post or you can snag The Ole’ Homesteading Trading Post badge and place it in your sidebar widget.  Either or is much appreciated 🙂

I would love to see posts on:

  • sewing
  • raising rabbits or any other livestock for meat/butchering posts
  • soap making
  • making your own lotions and potions
  • solutions for making life easier
  • gardening
  • raising chickens a subject near and dear to my heart
  • bee keeping
  • crocheting/knitting
  • crafts
  • DIY
  • sustainable living (such as composting, solar power etc…)
  • Off Grid
  • Preparedness/Prepping
  • Book Inspirations
  • Recipes/Cooking
  • Thoughts/Musings/Ideas
  • Homesteading Fun
  • Raising Our Children/Families
  • Homeschooling
  • Frugality/Bargain Hunting Thrift Store Finds
  • Vintage/Antique
  • Being Active
  • Financial/Saving Money/Budget
  • Dumpster Diving

and so much more!   I can’t wait to read all of the link ups this week!


Stuffed Veggies

Live Ready Now

Home Front – Prudent Living

Self Sufficient Home Acre

Taylor Made Ranch

 The Chicken Mama

Black Fox Homestead

 Hearthside Gatherings

and Canadian Budget Binder

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I am so glad you came by to join us at The Ole Saturday Homesteading Trading Post what I love mostly about this hop is that it is for all things homesteading related and as pioneers did and made everything themselves the sky is truly the limit.  I hope you link up this week and if not just come in and look around at these amazing bloggers I am always so glad to read each blog post that links up that  I take the time to read and personally respond to each and every link up!  I get to meet new homesteading friends, ask questions and learn new skills and so can you!


I so enjoy hostessing The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Blog Hop because I really want folks to share the joys, the trials, and the tribulations of what we experience in the homesteading community!  I hope you enjoy visiting and seeing what other folks are doing too.


Have a great week everyone and you know my motto “If you have a home you’re a homesteader!”




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17 thoughts on “Are You A Prepper Barterer? The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Ed. No. 42 (It’s A Blog Hop & A Giveaway)

  1. Thanks so much Nancy! He was so excited about this find! We have a few friends that do their own home brewing I don’t know if they grow their own hops though wow thats impressive….one of my dog River’s favorite new treats is spent grain dog treats I will have to post the video of him going nuts on my facebook thread it’s so funny! Hope all is well in your world and so glad you spent time on your busy Saturday to visit and link up here! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  2. My husband is a beer brewer. We haven’t tried wine yet but we’ve talked about it frequently. That is a lovely wine rack. This weekend we’re putting in beet and lettuce seeds and tonight we’re going to a fish fry at a local fish hatchery. We were hoping maybe they could stock our pond later on this year. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.

    1. Jenny that sounds like such an amazing day! Beets actually grow quite well here I will be doing more gardening tomorrow….today is packed with to do’s and errands I am a huge fan of fish frys can’t wait to hear all about it! I am so glad you linked up this week to our lil’ blog hop! I am particularly interested in trying your Irish Brown Soda bread! Does your husband make the real hoppy brews or the more sour type or all? Just curious….Cheers! (I felt like that was an appropriate ending…ha ha have fun )

      1. Yes he does the hoppy stuff and a lot of IPA’s. I really am not much of a beer person but he really gets into it and enjoys it. We’d love to grow the hops ourselves someday.

        1. Well you certainly have the space for it 🙂 My husband loves learning all about the fermentation process its funny I actually started the interest but he really got into it…it happens that way with us where one of us picks up the ball and the other one runs with it ha ha…..

  3. Thanks for hosting! I am in the process of cleaning up our diets at home and we have gone completely organic! This summer will be our first experience with a garden!!! Love the site and will certainly be on here more often! I am hosting a blog hop on my site on Monday at swing by and link in if you can! Thanks again!

    1. I am so glad you stopped in and I will definitely come over and visit your place! Can’t wait to see what you are up too! You will love gardening I so wanted to control the quality of ingredients that we were eating and I know now that the regular junk food we were consuming often was making us sick so glad you introduced yourself and your blog and I hope you come back and join us next week! 🙂

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