Hobo Pies!!

Have you tried Hobo Pies? Today I’m giving you a blast from the past! Let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about Hobo Pies! When I was young–like 12-16, my brothers and I joined the Pathfinders! We made some seriously wonderful memories in that club (kind of like scout clubs, for boys and…

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MORE Bible Promises for Your Homesteader’s Heart

Are you in need of MORE Bible Promises for your Homestead? I know that I am! Once I finished last week’s page of wonderful Bible Gems, more and more kept coming to my mind! I decided not to keep them to myself, but to share them, as more encouragement for our journeys! Oops! “Last week”…

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Stop and Smell the Trailing Arbutus

The Trailing Arbutus of Ridge Haven Trailing Arbutus at Ridge Haven Homestead Trailing Arbutus–my second favorite Spring Wildflower! My first encounter with the Trailing Arbutus happened in April, 2018. Our family visited some friends for lunch, and the hostess provided each child with a list and a camera, along with the instructions to “Go find…

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Sabbath Hike to Chimney Rocks

Sabbath Hike with Friends What a beautiful day for a hike! Several families grabbed a quick lunch after church, then we hit the road! After a scenic drive along the French Broad River, we arrived at the entrance to Weaver’s Bend Road, a five-mile gravel road leading to the Chimney Rocks trail head. Empty About…

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Homestead Report—Spring Clean-up, Terrace Gardens, and Personal Grow Beds

How We Garden—Preparing Terrace Gardens These last few weeks we’ve really caught Spring Fever! Mini daffodils in our flower bed along the driveway Daffodils, Crocuses, Tiny green shoots poking up, And even the green briars twisting around on the hills, All of these and more signal the arrival of that glorious time of the year…

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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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Country Living and the Coronavirus

What does Country Living have to do with the Coronavirus (or any infectious disease) This post may contain affiliate links. Pandemics, Country living, Coronaviruses? It’s Sabbath afternoon. Our family stayed home from church, attended an online service, and spent the day quietly. We kept in touch with family and friends via phone and text, and…

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