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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Encouraging Hearts and Home 09.16.2021

Sauce from Garden Tomatoes, Simple Crochet Face Scrubbies, Repurpose an Expandable Rack into a Shelf, and Menu Planning Fall 2021 are this week's featured posts!  

Hello and Welcome!

We are busy around here getting our tall raised garden bed completed before winter rain and snow sets in, yes I do know we are running a bit late, she said with a chuckle! We knew we would not get a garden planted this year as the raised beds did not come about as quickly as we had hoped, (I may have already mentioned this previously...) but the dairy compost we purchased to fill the beds also needed to be off the ground, and a raised bed seemed to be the best place to put it. 

The shorter bed will be easy, three layers of cardboard in the bottom and fill with more of the dairy compost, that I am sure we will need more of. I do have a jagged rock barrier around the chicken coop and run, there will be no visits from egg thieves this winter to upset the girls. And speaking of our flock, we did divide the two groups by giving the older and larger girls to some folks in the neighboring town. They will spend 30 days getting the three ladies integrated with their flock. 

The three ladies were stronger (and meaner!) than our original 10 who had become flighty and did not want to settle in the coop at night. They are now settling down and caring for them has become enjoyable once again. We have had some brooding issues, but for the most part having chickens is so much fun, more than I ever thought it could be!

And now, it's time for this week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

   Come and see what's new this week at Encouraging Hearts and Home, at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.
Introducing our team of Co-hosts! 
You may learn more about our team, right here
Thanks for joining in, we appreciate your visits, contributions, and comments!

Linda @ Apron Strings and other things.

Amy @ A Nest in the Rockies.

Jennifer @ Faithful Homestead.

Joanne @ Slices of Life.

Destiny @ Some Call it Destiny, and

Melynda @ Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. 

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 all shine a positive light!


Most Viewed Post from Last Week:

Meal Planning Fall 2021, from Pink Lady.

My personal favorites:

Simple Crochet Face Scrubbies, from Keeping it Real.

Sauce with Garden Tomatoes, from Apple Street Cottage.

Repurpose an Expandable Rack into a Shelf, from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S.

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my sauce recipe, Melynda. I hope you're having a wonderful week!

    1. Ann, you are very welcome, thanks so much for sharing with Encouraging Hearts and Home!

  2. Melynda,
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Debbie, this would not be a success without folks like you! Thanks for sharing your ideas and crafts!

  3. Have a great weekend!



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