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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Morning, Partners! 🤠

What a beautiful Autumn day we gave greeting us! Is it the same where you’re waking up?


I think our garden has slowed down now. Not sure about that okra. It keeps surprising me with more, but never huge quantities. Dragonfly on okra blossoms

Beautiful friend I found in the okra patch

I’ve been fixing it breaded with corn meal and baked in the oven. I love it, but it turns out my family is not a fan. From now on, I’ll just stick to stewing it, since that is what Greg likes.

75 Hard

Still going strong with the 75 Hard Challenge, although today I slept later instead of rising at the crack of dawn to work out.

If you’re curious about that, The 75 Hard Challenge. My First Four Days will explain more.

Also, on YouTube, I explained more in depth. Watch that here

75 Hard

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Today at Ridge Haven Homestead

Today…laundry issues are the hot mess of the day. Finally breaking down and investing in a new washing machine. It’s sad, but the time has come to retire our old one.

I’ll be happy just to catch up on Mt Washmore!

Have a wonderful day, and be thankful that I didn’t share a picture of our laundry room!


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!

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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 - 50 Delicious Desserts

1. 50 Delicious Desserts that are Whole Wheat and Good to Eat from Scratch Made Food

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - How to Paint Cabinets

2. How to Paint Cabinets from Perfectly Imperfect

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - 5 Autumn Journal Prompts

3. 5 Autumn Journal Prompts from Treasured Nest

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!

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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

Here are some product links to homesteading items we use every single day at Ridge Haven Homestead.

😊Tried and True Lodge Cast Iron ProductsLodge 10.25” SkilletSome of our Homestead Kitchen FavoritesPress Pressure Cooker—StovetopVitamix 5200 High Powered BlenderRada Stubby Butcher KnifeRada Tomato Slicing KnifePresto 23-qt Pressure Canner

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5 Replies

  1. Happy to be back and thank you for hosting.

    I linked up this week with = 19+20. Come and join us at SeniorSalonPitStop. You will find the linkup information under BLOGGING.

  2. I love okra, but my family members do not.

    I’ve been intrigued by the 75 Hard Challenge, but haven’t gone beyond that phase. Kudos to you! Keep it up.

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