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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Encouraging Hearts and Home 09.03.2020

Dear Homeschooling Mom, What's Up Wednesday, Easy Black Bean Soup, and 13 Ways to Preserve Herbs are this week's featured posts.

 Hello and Welcome!

And just like that, August is gone! We are back home from camping and getting ready for the cooler weather ahead. Today we picked up a wood stove to install in our little apartment so we will be warm and cozy this winter. Our first winter in Montana was a bit chilly as we did not have time to get a stove installed before the cold weather came to visit and stayed! 

We are also busy stocking the root cellar with basics we like to keep in bulk and taking stock of the jam left from last year while making plans for preserving the fruit in our little orchard that will be ready to harvest soon. 

Summer jewels, homemade jam and jelly!

This year we have pears on the pear tree. Not a bumper crop but I am hoping to make a batch of my favorite Pear Butter. We will have lots of Italian Plums to get picked, dried, canned, and made into jam. Plus there will be apples to make into applesauce.  

Also this fall we hope to get the gardens set up so we are ready for planting come spring. What are your fall/winter plans? 

Blackberry Cranberry Red Grapefruit Jam.

Do you have jam and jelly favorites you make each year to enjoy and gift to family and friends?

And now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!


Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

Check out the great links to visit @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.
And me, Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. 

The post with the most views from last week: is a tie!

What's Up Wednesday.  Such a busy August!

A few of my favorites from last week are:  

Easy Black Bean Soup
Easy Black Bean Soup. For the busy days ahead!

13 Ways to Preserve Herbs
13 Ways to Preserve Fresh Herbs. I love having herbs ready for use, especially the herbs from my own garden. 

Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Blondies!
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Blondies! So many in our family will love these!

Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you can do:

  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host's blog.
  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love--that's what a blog hop is all about!
  • Check out our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board where each host pins her 10 favorite posts each week.
  • Join us every Thursday!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Thank you for hosting, Melynda, and for featuring my 13 ways to preserve fresh herbs! Have a beautiful & safe week.

    1. You are welcome, thanks for sharing with Encouraging Hearts and Home!


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