Tag: fall project

Harvest Home l Embrace the season with your family l Plus a wholesome harvest recipe l Homestead Lady (.com

A Homestead Harvest Home

Harvest Home l Embrace the season with your family l Plus a wholesome harvest recipe l Homestead Lady (.comCelebrate the harvest season with a traditional Harvest Home celebration, including a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients.  Plus, scroll down to the end to get our free e-book, Five Kernels of Corn – perfect for this abundant time of year! Continue reading “A Homestead Harvest Home”

Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.com

Mason Jar Lanterns

Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.comMade from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family.  Give them as gifts or use them for holiday celebrations – the possibilities are endless!  Be sure to read to the end to download our FREE seasonal e-book, Five Kernels of Corn – put the thanks in Thanksgiving, or any time of year! Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”

Caramel Applesauce l A whole foods twist on a classic snack food l Food preservation at its finest l Homestead Lady (.com)

Caramel Applesauce for Canning

Caramel Applesauce l A whole foods twist on a classic snack food l Food preservation at its finest l Homestead Lady (.com)If you’re an applesauce fan, you have got to try this simple caramel applesauce for a tasty twist on a classic snack.  This recipe is safe for canning so that you can enjoy it all year round! Continue reading “Caramel Applesauce for Canning”

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)

Five Last Minute Gifts for Kids to Make

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season.  With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans.  If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make.  These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.

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DIY Winter Plant Protection for Herbs and Plants l Let the colonials teach you a gardening trick l Homestead Lady (.com)

DIY Winter Plant Protection

DIY Winter Plant Protection for Herbs and Plants l Let the colonials teach you a gardening trick l Homestead Lady (.com)We have our first snow of the season coming this week and I’m so far behind in the garden.  I scrambled to get my DIY Winter Plant Protection over my sage plants today.  Learn a few tricks from our ancestors on how to protect herbs and tender perennials.  The best part?  It’s cheap! Continue reading “DIY Winter Plant Protection”

Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets l Learn to weave a natural basket from materials you have on hand l Homestead Lady (.com)

Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets

Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets l Learn to weave a natural basket from materials you have on hand l Homestead Lady (.com)Basket weaving is the most unlikely of survival skills and, compared to learning how to build shelter, is not the first one you and I should master.  However, after teaching my children and some school friends that basics of basket weaving, I started to realize anew what a handy thing it is to know how to do.  (It’s something I used to do in my single days, when I sat down for longer stretches of time.)  Whether you need some quick plant pots for gifts or indoor herbs, or whether you’re out on a hike and score some wild berries, here is how to make your own plant pots and baskets. Continue reading “Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets”

Make Your Own Fruit Leather l Use bulk harvest or bruised fruit to make healthy snacks for your kids or home storeage l Homestead Lady (.com)

How to make your own fruit leather

Make Your Own Fruit Leather l Use bulk harvest or bruised fruit to make healthy snacks for your kids or home storeage l Homestead Lady (.com)Learning to make your own fruit leather is NOT difficult.  If you have a blender and an oven (even a solar oven), you can do this kitchen DIY!  Plus, you’ll never have to buy that packaged “fruit” roll up nonsense again! Continue reading “How to make your own fruit leather”