Sunday, November 2, 2008

The 70th Homesteading Carnival: November Edition

I Love Autumn

Welcome to the November 3, 2008 edition of the homesteading carnival thc. I've heard quite a few people say "I can't believe it's November already", and I can't either! Seems like this year has flown by moreso than others.

My sister, Rachel, will be turning 15 on the 5th, which seems very strange to me. She's always been the "little girl" compared to me and my older sister, Amanda, but she's growing into a lovely young lady. She was also interviewed as the Girl of Grace in the November issue of GGM. You can read more on her there, Lady Rachel, A Gentle Heart After God.

"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows."


This is the month where the cold really starts to settle in and surely enough there has been some kind of snowfall on Thanksgiving Day or shortly afterwards. This is also the month where all your favourite dishes are prepared for that big meal with the family.

HowToMe shares her recipe on How To Bake Treat - Mom?s Savory Banana Cake posted at HowToMe. Looks like a wonderful treat *if* I liked bananas!

Kara Thurmond at An Hour In the Kitchen gives a really lovely, autumn snack that's she says is "Something different to make with all the extra apple harvest- easy and delicious!". Using one of the best fall fruits she shares Spicy-Sweet Apple Chips.

I don't know that I should be reading these post right now. They're making me extremely hungry, especially Stephanie at Stop the Ride! as she bakes Sundried Tomato Pizza. Sounds heavenly!

"With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate."



It seems not everything is quite blissful this November as we draw near to Election Day. Sisterlisa at Apples of Gold Ministries presents Economic Woes, saying, "Economic woes due to current events. Includes some thoughts on the election and tips to create a more balanced personal economy for your family."


"With the uncertain economy and tanking housing industry, more and more people are joining the “mini house” movement" that Heather Levin shares about in Why Live In A Micro Home? posted at The Greenest Dollar. Very interesting article, and very ideal. I remember a few months ago when my family was thinking on moving we had thought about buying a rather small home for less room to stuff, less expenses, and easier to cool or heat.

Remembering "traveling" from places to place Amanda Dixon at The Daily Planet shares her favourite field-trip in Homeschool Memoirs: Field Trips, saying, "its fun to jog down memory lane... here is a field trip we took to a orchard when I was younger!"



"The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."



Ah yes, until next spring the earth will rest. Winter hasn't even come and I already ready despise it. Perhaps it will be a rather mild winter, at least I hope so. Emily Rose brightens my outlook with Morning Glory Seeds where she shares how to save the seeds for next year's planting posted at Simply Vintagegirl Blog.


Each year you will find with November also comes the annual homeschool blog awards, and Belle at Born 100 Years to Soon shares some of her favourite links of homeschoolers, but those who have great homesteading blogs in Who are you nominating for in the 2008 Homeschool Blog Award?


I hope the weather is agreeable on this November day, but if not you can sit inside, curled up in your favourite blanket and coffee mug, and enjoy this article about Tying Heart Strings: Bridging The Gap to the Heart with your children, especially your daughters by Jacque Dixon at Walking Therein.

This November don't forget to sit down and take a few moments to look through and read this issue of GGM. The theme for November was Gentleness, and you'll find quite a few inspirational and encouraging posts in their on the lost art of gentleness.




That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the homesteading carnival thc using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Thanks for submitting your blog article. Please announced this on your blog so others can find their way or here, and perhaps participate themselves!


Blessings!
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