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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Continuing our homesteading theme, I’ve been pleasantly surprised recently about how interested many folks are about the homestead life.  
Solar panels at sunset

Homesteading means many things to different people.  It’s not all Little House on the Prairie, or Alone in the Wilderness, although those are two fun shows to watch, especially the latter.  

Here are the Homestead Blog Hop, you’ll find that all kinds of home-related content is shared.  Some may be related to homesteading directly, and some, not so much.  That’s ok.  You may find another blogger who shares a passion similar to your own interests.  That’s what the Blog Hop is all about!

If you’ve come as a result of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, you’re welcome to link up your posts as well.  We try to keep to the general home-related theme, and to find someone else to visit as well.  

If you’re new to my blog, welcome!Bicolor sunflower and smiling woman in garden

Who We Are (Just a Refresher)

Here are a couple of posts to let you know about us and why we do what we do.  

Blogging About Our Off Grid Homestead

Rustic Homestead Cabin Bathroom Build & Reveal

We don’t just share building protects, thankfully!  We have a life outside of the projects, or, shall I say, we have other projects that keep us busy.  


🪴I like to learn and share about herbs, too.  🌿 How about you?  Do you enjoy herbs and herbal remedies?

Holy Basil for Anxiety

Anise Hyssop Leaves for Refreshing Herbal Iced Tea 

Perfectly Plant Based Cashew Pesto

Ridge Haven Homestead on YouTube 

We are also working on our YouTube channel (💥pssstt—you can subscribe!💥) and that can give you even more perspective into living off the grid and homesteading.  Here is one fun video where I visited a local bulk food store where the people generally embrace a slower life.  
A Peek Into Yoder’s Country Market

Another video that may be interesting to you is Five Years Living Off the Grid…

We aren’t finished with homesteading.  We are working hard to finish our cabin, and will likely always have plenty of DIY projects to tackle, but we do look forward to finishing up the house.  

Someone asked me recently if we will ever get to the day when we can sit back and do nothing.  Honestly, probably not— not in the sense of will we ever live a life of ease, Building a front porch on canin

Hard work seems to go with the homesteading lifestyle, but we do pursue the day when we don’t have so many projects going on simultaneously.  

Today the boys are building our back porch.  I’m canning okra, tackling a complicated blog issue, and working on cleaning out the living room construction zone.  Later on, we have the church youth group, and the boys will want to hit the gym.  Life does keep rolling.

Now, it’s time to share!  

Thanks for coming by!

I’ve loved the feedback!  Ask us anything!  

Have a great day!


This is more than just a blog share. Feel free to chat, ask questions, and get to know each other in the comments as well. We want to be supportive of other bloggers as you make your incredible content!

Welcome to the Homestead Blog 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.

Join us for the Homestead Blog Hop for ideas and tips for gardening, homesteading, raising animals, crafts and recipes.

Meet Your Hosts!

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge - Join us each Wednesday for crafts, DIYs, homesteading tips and recipes.

Follow Their Blogs

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

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

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

Kelly – Simple Life Mom (Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram)


FEATURED POSTS 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 - Week 1 Fall Rotating Meal Plan

1. Fall Rotating Meal Plan Week 1 from Fluster Buster

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - 5 Minute Twine Pumpkins

2. 5 Minute Twine Pumpkins from Creatively Beth

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Rosemary Peach Preserves

3. Rosemary Peach Preserves from The Lazy Gastronome

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

Just right click and ‘save image as…

Homestead Blog Hop Featured Badge - Join us each Wednesday for crafts, DIYs, homesteading tips and recipes.

Guidelines 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.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. 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.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up meant to inspire and motivate the homesteader in all of us.


Let the Party Begin!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Join Our Pinterest Board

Follow all your hosts on Pinterest and send me a message that you’d like to be added to our Homestead Blog Hop group board. The only rule is to only add posts that you’ve also added here.

Homestead Blog Hop - Homestead tips, ideas, animal care, and recipes every Wednesday

Tried and True Lodge Cast Iron Products Lodge 10.25” Skillet

Some of our Homestead Kitchen Favorites Press Pressure Cooker—Stovetop Vitamix 5200 High Powered Blender Rada Stubby Butcher Knife


Rada Tomato Slicing Knife Presto 23-qt Pressure Canner
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6 Replies

  1. I have never considered living off the grid, I am too technology oriented, but I can see the appeal for many! Great info for all of us interested in learning how to change our live with big impacts with small actions!

  2. Laurie,
    Thanks again for visiting!!!Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

  3. I love reading your blog and seeing how much you have accomplished. Your house is coming along great, it reminds me of some of the shows we watch on TLC where they are living off the grid.

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