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
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
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Welcome indeed! Wecome Autumn too! I’m so excited because autumn is my favorite time of the year! Our days have been becoming a little more breezy, and our nights are downright delightful! But I’m also very excited because our family (finally) finished our roofing project this week for…Read more
What does a black cat named Twinkie have to do with communication, encouragement, and families?
Find out by reading The Twinkie Effect.
Welcome to the Friday Friendship Feature #7! Finding Your Educational Philosophy Today’s Topic? Educational Philosophy–What is Yours? I normally feature a blog post that I’ve run across during the past week, and that needs to be shared! Somehow, my thoughts have been in a jumble this week, and I have not had the mental time…Read more
Friday Friendship Feature #4 Boys and their Noises Last week on the Friday Friendship Feature, #3, I shared a post encouraging us to set a consistent Morning Schedule/Ritual time so that we can bless our families. This week’s Friday Friendship Feature focuses in on another aspect of our home life: BOYS and MOMS. We have…Read more
Are you prepared for Every Mom’s Battle?Read more
Teen Travel Journal with Writing Prompts Or…A Desperate Attempt to Convince My Son to Write! Our sixteen-year old son is heading to Peru in a few days! This is his first real time away from home. Happy + Nervous So…we are excited and a tad nervous about the whole experience! He’ll be with a big…Read more
New developments at Ridge Haven HomesteadRead more
Little notes from son to mother lead to important discussions about moral purity.Read more
Why Wilderness Wildlife Week is a great event for homeschoolers!Read more
Are there any Lady’s Slippers out there on our ridge? Let’s take a look!Read more
Because life is not all sunshine and wildflowers! I’m usually a skirt and straw hat kind of girl. That’s my preferred attire. Not today. Today, I donned blue jeans and knee boots, and topped it with a rubber raincoat. We have quite a mess! It’s raining, it’s pouring! Nobody’s snoring. All hands on deck to…Read more
Nature exploration can seem “uncool” at first, but stick with it! Nature walks hold treasures for all ages!Read more