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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7 Reasons to Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Work Bee!

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…

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Homestead Blog Hop 260 & Encouragement

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! HI! I’m glad you’re here! Do you need an encouraging word?  I do!  We all do!  Some days we just feel our need of a good word more than others! If you’re having one of those days, I hope the following promise will lift you up like it has…

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Homestead Blog Hop 259

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Glad you are here! Here at Ridge Haven Homestead we have been working on our cabin.  Our boys have been such a great help, but we are all getting weary—mentally and physically. They say building your own house will really put a strain on relationships.  I believe this is…

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Homestead Blog Hop 251

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! HOW is your week? Here in East Tennessee, the kids are hopping on yellow school buses and heading back to school!  Today was the first day for many of them! Here on our homestead, we are doing an intensive math month!  Playing a little catch-up game before “officially” starting…

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Friday Friendship Feature #7–Educational Philosophy

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…

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Homestead Blog Hop 249

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Every week… I welcome you to the Homestead Blog Hop, and every week, I marvel about how busy we all are!  Do you feel it?  From soccer to socializing, from laundry to choosing logos, our lives are spinning so fast these days!  I never envisioned myself as a soccer…

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Homestead Blog Hop 248

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop, #248! I’m glad you’ve stopped by! Our week has been full, as always!  We’ve been working on some Homestead Cabin chores.  Our sixteen-year old son and our friend have been busy sawing, routing, and nailing, as they make barn-style doors for our cabin. …

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