Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! 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 to homesteading. Meet Your Hosts! Follow…Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! What’s going on at your homestead this week? At Ridge Haven Homestead we are pushing up our sleeves, digging in, and attacking the junk that’s piled up in our storage/garage/shop area. All of our household belongings, plus the outside garden supplies, tools, and then our pantry food–all of this…Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! It’s about time to do some Christmas shopping, isn’t it? 😂. Some people plan ahead and some don’t, and I’m afraid the latter is me. I’ve made some lists, though! 😉 Here on today’s blog hop I’m including gift ideas for off grid people. NOT because of fishing for…Read more
Need Gift Ideas for an Off Grid Teen? Ah…teens! Do you feel stumped when you see a teen whose family lives off grid? Do you wonder what he thinks about this life and how you can give him something that he’ll use! It’s common. And there is no answer that will cover every teen. My…Read more
Tools Trump Toys!! Several years ago, I wrote this post for my homeschooling group. It remains my most popular post and my favorite of all times. When I transferred my Lessons and Lessons blog over here to Ridge Haven Homestead last year, I assumed that all of my posts had come along. Sadly, this one…Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Happy day to everyone! 🙂 Every week I’m amazed at the talent shared at this blog hop! Every recipe, every home-brightening tip, and peek into your homestead/family is special. Why? Because it’s a little slice of your life, and your experience is unique! Staying at the blogging wheel is…Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Happy December! We got our first snow here yesterday! Really just a dusting at our homestead, but enough to coat the tree branches and brighten things up! In town where I work, more snow fell, which made children happy, although they didn’t get a snow day since they were…Read more
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…Read more
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,…Read more
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…Read more
Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Howdy and happy Blog Hop day! It’s a busy week here at Ridge Haven Homestead–been too busy to blog! But at least we get to blog hop! Hope your week is going well, and thanks for sharing your posts here! 🤪 Now on to the Hop Homestead Blog Hop…Read more
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
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
What does a black cat named Twinkie have to do with communication, encouragement, and families?
Find out by reading The Twinkie Effect.
Friday Friendship Feature—A time to share an Inspiring Read Sometimes I get to blog hop. I enjoy meeting new bloggers! This week I stumbled across a wonderful post by Shannon, at From the Hearth. The reason I enjoyed this read so much was because I see the truth of her words in our own family….Read more