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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
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
A fun, free-form crochet project for these crisp, Autumn days!
What are you creating in your neck of the woods?
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
Old Fashioned and Modern tips to keep your bed warm!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’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
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Happy Week! This post contains affiliate links Can you feel the hints of Autumn in the air? I will admit that most days, it feels like Summer is still going strong, but lately, I have sensed that we are inching our way towards FALL—my favorite time of the year!…Read more