Three Years in an Off Grid Camper

Three Years Off Grid—The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…and the Blessings? What have we learned in our three + years off grid? What would we do differently if we could do it over again? Should YOU live in your camper while building or setting up your off grid homestead? We will discuss a few lessons…

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Why Tools Trump Toys!!

Tools Trump Toys!! Several years ago, I wrote this post for my homeschooling group. It remains my most popular post and my favorite of all times. When I transferred my Lessons and Lessons blog over here to Ridge Haven Homestead last year, I assumed that all of my posts had come along. Sadly, this one…

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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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Homeschool Seasons, and Courage for the Worn-out Mom

Homeschool Seasons and Why you sometimes have to “Fake it til you make it!” The Lord is my Shepherd: I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake….

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Lessons from Clay in the Potter’s Hand

You are the Potter, I am the Clay If you have seen a potter working on the clay, then these verses will come alive for you. They did for me as I observed the shaping process of the clay. But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter;…

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