Need Gift Ideas for an Off Grid Teen? Ah…teens! Do you feel stumped when you see a teen whose family lives off grid? Do you wonder what he thinks about this life and how you can give him something that he’ll use! It’s common. And there is no answer that will cover every teen. My…Read more
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…Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Howdy and happy Blog Hop day! It’s a busy week here at Ridge Haven Homestead–been too busy to blog! But at least we get to blog hop! Hope your week is going well, and thanks for sharing your posts here! 🤪 Now on to the Hop Homestead Blog Hop…Read more
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
You can knit a hat—even if you can’t knit!Read more
Why Should I memorize scripture, and how can I squeeze this into my busy life? Are you currently memorizing God’s word? When you hit a wall, does a promise from God pop into your mind? Do you need more peace of mind, and direction in general? Do you feel lonely, and wonder if anyone even…Read more
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…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
Recipe for Simple Autumn Apple Dip–A Healthy Fall Snack Do you love apples? I do! I enjoy many different varieties! With September here, it’s back to school time, Autumn is just around the corner! 🍏 That always makes me think of apples! 🍎 This post contains affiliate links. If you click on any link and…Read more
I’ll be by your side Forevermore. That’s What Friends Are For… I grew up in the Eighties! Somewhere, ingrained in my memory, are the lyrics and music to that classic song, which gives us such a positive lesson about friendship. That’s what friends are for! Well, I’ve seen this attitude displayed many times recently, among…Read more
Biology 101 & The 101 Series. Science for High Schoolers Does your High School struggle with Loving Science? All parents want their children to love learning! And there are certain courses that are required for high school graduation, among them higher level sciences, like Biology, Chemistry, and sometimes, Physics. But what do you do when…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