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!…Read more
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!Read more
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…Read more
You can knit a hat—even if you can’t knit!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
Why Should I memorize scripture, and how can I squeeze this into my busy life? Are you currently memorizing God’s word? When you hit a wall, does a promise from God pop into your mind? Do you need more peace of mind, and direction in general? Do you feel lonely, and wonder if anyone even…Read more
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…Read more
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…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 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…Read more
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
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…Read more
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. …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