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Plugging Away

For anyone curious, yes, we’re still building. And, yes, it’s at a snail’s pace. We are just a family of snails.

Did you know, though, that even snails get somewhere? Yep–they sure do.

If you find a trail made by a snail or a slug, it’s never straight. That slimy trial winds around and meanders. For them–it may be intentional. For us–not so much.

I am proud to say that we’ve been learning and pressing on. We are all (Shh…this is a secret that’s getting out) very tired of building. We are actually tired of learning new skills. Weary of that blue home improvement store. But, learn we must, plod along we will, and finish–we’ll get there. 🐌

Our boys are frankly amazing.

They’ve done so much on this cabin.

Andrew is working on tiling their shower. Never done it before–just volunteered himself to apprentice with a friend to work to learn tiling, and came back ready to dig in! We had a guy lined up at Christmastime, but he literally fell through. Apparently he fell and hurt his hand, and his window of working passed us by. But now Andrew got to learn something new again! He’s doing great!


Adam has been putting up walls. Planing the wood, routing the edges to make shiplap, and hanging the boards. If there’s a hard way, we do find it. Some walls we planed the fronts, and some Greg wanted left rough, sawn on the circle saw. I was a bit dubious at first, but the idea grew on me and it looks great!

Adam and Andrew also have been doing many other DIY skills–pretty much figuring things out as we go along. Light electrical work (see what I did there?), a little woodworking, all kinds of plumbing lines–they are very adaptable.

Enough rod that for now.

Here’s a couple of peels into the dining room and the boys’ shower. Also, a little more progress on the kitchen area–crown molding on the cabinets, plus I have now hung the doors and handles.

Snails do eventually get there, and so will we. That will definitely be wonderful!

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 - How to Use Diatomaceous earth in the garden

1. How to Use Diatomaceous Earth in the Garden from Road to Reliance

homestead blog hop feature - free patriotic printable to color

. Free Patriotic Printable to Color from Creatively Beth

Homestead Blog Hop Feature - Spiral Apple Bread

3. Spiral Apple Bread from Treat and Trick

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.

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4 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

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