Homestead Blog Hop 264

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Now on to the hop… Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet Your Hosts! Follow…

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Homestead Update October 2019

Homestead Update:  Happenings and Project Updates What’s Happening at Ridge Haven? Currently we have so many projects that are in-progress. So I thought a homestead update would be nice. Little by little we are tackling them, according to our time, money, tools available, and weather. Past Homestead Updates Here’s what we’ve done recently leading up…

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7 Reasons to Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Work Bee!

What is a Work Bee, and what is so wonderful about one? If you’ve ever read some of the old stories, like the Little House on the Prairie books or stories from former pioneer times, you may have come across the idea of a work bee. Depending on the nature of the project needed help…

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Homestead Blog Hop 261

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! It’s Finally feeling like Fall! I love the Autumn time, but here in East TN, we’ve been having a long summer, weather-wise!  But all of the sudden, we have those nice crisp nights, the chilly mornings, and we even have a bit of color in the trees! Yay for…

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Homestead Blog Hop 260 & Encouragement

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! HI! I’m glad you’re here! Do you need an encouraging word?  I do!  We all do!  Some days we just feel our need of a good word more than others! If you’re having one of those days, I hope the following promise will lift you up like it has…

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Homestead Blog Hop 259

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Glad you are here! Here at Ridge Haven Homestead we have been working on our cabin.  Our boys have been such a great help, but we are all getting weary—mentally and physically. They say building your own house will really put a strain on relationships.  I believe this is…

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Homestead Blog Hop 258

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! October!   Can you believe it? Believe it or not, October is here! Around here, you’d never know it by the temperatures, though.  We are hot and dry, and bonfire plans have to be on hold because of fire hazards and burn bans!  Crazy! The seasonal change has brought…

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Homestead Blog Hop 257

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Welcome indeed! Wecome Autumn too!  I’m so excited because autumn is my favorite time of the year!   Our days have been becoming a little more breezy, and our nights are downright delightful! But I’m also very excited because our family (finally) finished our roofing project this week for…

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Super Insulated Cabin Roof Project

Our Super-Insulated Cabin Roof–The Never-Ending Project We finally decided to take the plunge and get our Off-Grid Cabin fully roofed. We’ve had some water leakage, despite the house wrap and plastic sheeting over the whole roof. This post contains affiliate links Super-Insulated Gambrel Roof When we built our Gambrel roof, we had no idea of…

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