Installing Our Wood Stove

The Wood Stove Project Yep—We heat with Wood! I need to stop saying how busy Life is—but it is what it is, and Life does seem jam—packed these days! So…every step made in the cabin is a step in the right direction! A Wood Stove is a real blessing! We are making little steps on…

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Homestead Blog Hop 216. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the USA! My family’s favorite holiday! Not because of the food so much (although we do like that 😊), but more for the gathering of family! No family is perfect, ours included, but there is something special about coming together. The Pilgrims and Native…

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Homestead Blog Hop 315. God will answer

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Good morning! ☀️ It’s a beautiful Autumn day here in East Tennessee where we live. Most of the leaves actually fell last week, and we have advanced into the bare look of the coming Winter. We can now see all the way up to the top of our ridge,…

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Homestead Blog Hop 314, and Oops!

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! I just realized that somehow I didn’t post the Homestead Blog Hop on this site. I had it sitting in the draft folder, unknown to me, all week. Oh, well. Busy life symptoms I think. Here is the hop for this week. Maybe I will actually press Publish this…

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Homestead Blog Hop 313, Post Election Day #1

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! 🐰 Happy Hop Day! 🐰 Sorry I’m getting this out late. Thank you for not losing hope if you come by and join the hop! As we wait anxiously for the final results in the USA 🇺🇸 election, take courage in knowing that God is still in control in…

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Homestead Blog Hop 312

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Welcome and thanks for stopping in! 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…

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Homestead Blog Hop 310

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! 🍁 I’m seeing so much Fall! 🍂 Leaves are changing and sailing to the ground! 🍃 The air has a definite change, and acorns line the roads! 🐿 And, yes, I’m seeing plenty of squirrels in our woods! It’s a great time for walks outdoors, bonfires, and camping trips!…

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Homestead Blog Hop 309

Be sure to check our our featured posts, on Homestead definitions, Self Sufficiency Goals, and the useful mineral, Magnesium! You’ll find some gems in this week’s Homestead Blog Hop!

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Homestead Blog Hop 308

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Happy week to you! Here in our little corner of East Tennessee, we are into apples! Tree to Table We got together with friends to pick apples, and now we are working to diligently can them up for later! We feel so blessed with wonderful fruit to harvest! I…

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Country Living and the Coronavirus

What does Country Living have to do with the Coronavirus (or any infectious disease) This post may contain affiliate links. Pandemics, Country living, Coronaviruses? It’s Sabbath afternoon. Our family stayed home from church, attended an online service, and spent the day quietly. We kept in touch with family and friends via phone and text, and…

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Homestead Blog Hop 268 & Snow on Our Mountain

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Snow has come to East Tennessee! We went to bed with a white-frosted world!  All night long, I kept waking up to brightness.  The full moon, with the white snow tricked me into thinking morning had already arrived! In the silence of the night, I took the opportunity to…

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Homestead Blog Hop 267 & Christmas Wishes

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Happy December to you! Last months blog hop had so many wonderful posts that it was almost impossible to narrow down three to feature. I very much appreciate the focus on frugal living that several of the posts contained. As we are now full-throttle in the Christmas buying season,…

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