Guys growing greens–who can top that? Once upon a time, I married a guy named Greg. Greg loves growing, and what better way to grow when it’s cold than in a greenhouse? But, alas! Here at Ridge Haven Homestead we have no greenhouse–not yet! I have no fear that we someday will, for we have…Read more
Who in the world would pay twenty-five bucks for a shower?
I never thought I would either, but then….Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Thanksgiving Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Today is the day our family will get together for our annual celebration. Of course we have been looking forward to this day with great anticipation. Yet, just a few hours ago (as in 4 am), I believed we’d have to sit this gathering…Read more
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…Read more
What does a black cat named Twinkie have to do with communication, encouragement, and families?
Find out by reading The Twinkie Effect.
Self-Care for Homeschool Moms. Are You Taking Care of Everyone but YOU? As we begin a new homeschool chapter, I have been chewing on what my first educational blog post of the year should focus on. I have many ideas for the future, but the one thing that keeps coming back to me is this…Read more
Chicken Soup for the Soul’s, Angels All Around, My Friend’s First Published Book I’d like to introduce you to my best friend, Sandra Hesler. As of today, she is a published author in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series of books, with their newest title, Angels All Around hot off the press! This post…Read more
Welcome to the Friday Friendship Feature #7! Finding Your Educational Philosophy Today’s Topic? Educational Philosophy–What is Yours? I normally feature a blog post that I’ve run across during the past week, and that needs to be shared! Somehow, my thoughts have been in a jumble this week, and I have not had the mental time…Read more
Homestead Building Update and Inchworm Progress What’s Going On at Ridge Haven Homestead? It’s time for an update on our homestead building project. There has been no update of late, because you can’t report much when not much is happening. But, we’ve worked on some of our homestead projects, and I’m happy to report that…Read more
Tips for Going Berry Picking with Kids This post contains affiliate links. So…you want to take your kids out to the berry patch? Great plan! Berry picking with kids can be a wonderful time, or a huge frustration to all involved. The last thing you want on an outing for fun is for everything to…Read more
Friday Friendship Feature #4 Boys and their Noises Last week on the Friday Friendship Feature, #3, I shared a post encouraging us to set a consistent Morning Schedule/Ritual time so that we can bless our families. This week’s Friday Friendship Feature focuses in on another aspect of our home life: BOYS and MOMS. We have…Read more
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….Read more
Little notes from son to mother lead to important discussions about moral purity.Read more
It’s Mother’s Day! Have you told your mother that you love her? Mothers do so much, and although I don’t believe in all the commercialism that attends this day, telling your mother how dear she is to you is appropriate ANY DAY! With appreciation for my own mother in my mind, I want to share…Read more
Are you speaking the Language of Encouragement in your home?Read more