Time for a Cabin Building Update! DIY Cabin Building One of the more rewarding and maddening parts of our homestead is that we get to DIY build our cabin. We have had help, to be sure, but not a full-time contractor. Thus, we have learned much, and continue to learn every day! You may wonder…Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Howdy and welcome, Bloggers! We’ve had a few glitches with this week’s hop, but here it is now! Happy hopping! ? Now on to the Hop Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening,…Read more
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…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! ”What do you want for Christmas?” Isn’t that the question of the month? More for children, but for adults too, the pressing question is, “What’s on your Christmas wish list?” So, do you have a Christmas wish list? If so, what’s on it? For me, I’ve had a difficult…Read more
You can knit a hat—even if you can’t knit!Read more
Old Fashioned and Modern tips to keep your bed warm!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
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…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
I took a stroll down our country road. I found purple autumn all around!Read more
What does a black cat named Twinkie have to do with communication, encouragement, and families?
Find out by reading The Twinkie Effect.