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Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)

Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden

Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)Have you heard reports about the dangers our honey bees face these days?  Have you also heard that they pollinate an estimated 70 percent of the world’s plants, including many food crops?  Maybe it’s time you and I did our part and thought of ourselves as nice hosts for the pollinators.  We do this by providing them with a food source (flowers), something to drink (simple dish of water) and a bee house, of course!  Here’s how we made our own bee house for nesting bees and have plans for our very own pollinator garden this year.  The book that’s helping us do both?  The Bee Friendly Garden, by Frey and LeBuhn. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”

Toasted Coconut Cream Pound Cake l with coconut oil and other healther ingredients l Cake Stand Cookbook review l Homestead Lady (.com)

Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Toasted Coconut Cream Pound Cake l with coconut oil and other healther ingredients l Cake Stand Cookbook review l Homestead Lady (.com)If you’ve been eyeing that summer pound cake from your favorite bakery, hold onto your pocket book for just a few days more!  Before you buy, make this Toasted Coconut Cream Pound Cake with wholesome ingredients, including virgin coconut oil, fresh eggs and shredded coconut.  Continue reading “Pound Cake with Coconut Oil”

Gluten Free Pizza Dough l Plus DIY Backyard Bread and Pizza Oven book by Homestead Honey l Homestead Lady (.com)

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Gluten Free Pizza Dough l Plus DIY Backyard Bread and Pizza Oven book by Homestead Honey l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you on the hunt for great gluten free pizza dough?  Well, search no further because we have a fantastic recipe for you – it’s even naturally leavened (sourdoughed) for good measure.  And guess, what else?  We’ve got a fantastic, easy to use resource for those wanting to learn to build their own PIZZA OVEN! Continue reading “Gluten Free Pizza Dough”

The Do It Yourself Homestead l The book of self sufficient living l Helps you homestead wherever you are l Homestead Lady (.com)

The Do It Yourself Homestead

 

The Do It Yourself Homestead l The book of self sufficient living l Helps you homestead wherever you are l Homestead Lady (.com)Do you lie awake at night, wondering how to make your family more self-sufficient in an uncertain world?  Are you fearful and wondering how you are going to make it through to your homesteading dreams with your current finances?  Are you wanting to gather your family together, as opposed to watching them drift apart, distracted by the siren call of the modern lifestyle?  Are you wanting to feel more prepared for any eventuality so that you no longer experience fear when reading the newspaper?  Are you wondering how to expand your homesteading efforts while still maintaining the rest of your life?

Maybe you’ve considered homesteading, but you’re stuck in an apartment, and don’t even know where to begin.

Never fear, The Do It Yourself Homestead is here!  Be sure to read to the end for a special offer…

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Foraging with Kids l Botanical Prints l Smashed Flowers Become Art l Homestead Lady.com

Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints

Foraging with Kids l Botanical Prints l Smashed Flowers Become Art l Homestead Lady.comForaging with kids is always and adventure.  They see magic in nearly every blade of grass.  My kids bring me blooms all spring, delightedly asking what we can do with them.  What can we do with them?  Make botanical prints, that’s what we can do with them. Continue reading “Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints”

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin?  Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch?  I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency.  Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors.  Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”

Raising Goats Naturally l A livestock book review for homesteaders l goat milk l Homestead Lady (.com)

Natural Goat Milk and More!

Raising Goats Naturally l A livestock book review for homesteaders l goat milk l Homestead Lady (.com)Have you been thinking of getting goats because you want fresh, clean milk?  Concerned about all the commercial products and conventional handling practices many goat resources recommend?  Never fear!  There’s a way to get natural goat milk and more.  From manure to meat, there are some wonderful publications that can teach you to care for your herd in healthy ways; including Deborah Niemann’s Raising Goats Naturally (reviewed here for your reading pleasure). Continue reading “Natural Goat Milk and More!”