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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Hello again!

Glad you could come by!

At Ridge Haven Homestead these last couple of weeks, we’ve been working on our cabin!  Namely, the roof!

Thankfully, everyone has stayed safe, and we have made good progress!  Our boys are the main roofers, and their skill has been improving steadily!  I am excited just thinking how all this newfound carpentry skill can be put to work here for our cabin project.

By the way, our boys are 13, 14, and 16!  I’ve been impressed over and over at their strength and stamina as they’ve helped us build!  ??

Schoolwork currently involves carpentry  ?.  Check back and we will shift gears to the books soon!  But, as they say, “make hay while the sun shines!”

We are thankful that the sun has been shining to give us plenty of work time!


Today I’m sharing a couple of posts that I hope will encourage my readers.

The first one is about our attitudes and what a certain little Twinkie taught our family about attitude improvements!

The Twinkie Effect

My second article deals with a topic near and dear to almost every mom–burnout! I talk about how important it is that we as moms (and especially those of us who homeschool or work at home) take time for ourselves. Not in a selfish way, but as a means for our own survival and peace of mind!

You know what they say, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” I think you’ll enjoy Self-Care For Homeschool Moms

What’s new with your world?  

Mention it in the comments below!

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, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

Meet Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Hosts June 2019Follow Their Blogs

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | G+ | Instagram)

Natasha – Houseful of Nicholes (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Liz – The Cape Coop (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Ann – Live the Old Way (Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram)

Cherelle – The Inspired Prairie

Laurie – Ridge Haven Homestead (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)


from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we take turns choosing three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are the features from Last Week’s Hop:

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - 30-Amazing-Uses-for-Borax-featured1. 30 Amazing Uses for Borax from 15 Acre Homestead

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - How-To-Prepare-Your-Garden-For-The-First-Frost2. How to Prepare Your Garden For The First Frost in the Fall from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Keeping your Chickens Happy When you Can't Free Range3. How to Keep Your Chickens Happy When You Can’t Let Them Free Range from Oak Hill Homestead

Congrats! Feel free to grab the featured on button for your post.

Just right click and ‘save image as…’

Homestead Blog Hop Featured BadgeGuidelines for this Get-Together:

    1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
    1. Link up to three posts each week.
    1. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
    1. Link your post back to the Homestead Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.
    1. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
    1. By joining the party, you are giving the hosts permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
  1. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us.

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7 Replies

  1. Thank you for featuring my post “How to Keep Chickens Happy when They Can’t Free Range”!! I’m always honored when you choose one of my posts.

    Thank you for hosting, and have a great week!

  2. Hi Laurie! Thank you so much for featuring my post about getting your garden ready for the first frost! I’m honored!

    I made peach freezer jam this past week…not enough peaches to can jam, but enough for some freezer jam. I harvested horseradish and make sauce. Michelle from Souly rested blessed me with a copy of her upcoming book, ‘Sweet Maple,’ to review and I can’t wait to try some of the wonderful recipes!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

What is your experience? 💜 I read every comment, and so many times I find that I gain encouragement from what’s shared. ❤️