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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Rustic Vintage Kitchen—Plans and Dreams

I’m dreaming of a vintage kitchen… 🎶 Time keeps passing, we still live in our camper, and sometimes the longing for a real-life house just about overwhelms this Ridge Haven red-head! Just keeping it real, Folks! To date, we have lived here for 2 years, 4 months, more or less, but who’s counting? That would…

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Installing Our Wood Stove

The Wood Stove Project Yep—We heat with Wood! I need to stop saying how busy Life is—but it is what it is, and Life does seem jam—packed these days! So…every step made in the cabin is a step in the right direction! A Wood Stove is a real blessing! We are making little steps on…

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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 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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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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Homestead Building Update—Camper Canopy & Barn Doors

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…

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