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Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)

When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever.  My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke.  Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit.  Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”

Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful l As simple as books, handmade gifts and service l Build quality traditions while simplifying l Homestead Lady (.com)

3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful

Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful l As simple as books, handmade gifts and service l Build quality traditions while simplifying l Homestead Lady (.com)Sometimes Christmas can come and go in a rushed blur of noise and flurry of activity.  Here are three ways to help the time pass at an even pace, enjoy special time with family and friends and make Christmas more meaningful. Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful”

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”

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips l Learn to home can with confidence l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips l Learn to home can with confidence l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you a new canner and need all the advice you can get?  Worried about which canning jars to use and which lids are the best?  From canning jars to equipment to recipes, here’s a great round up of newbie canning information.  Continue reading “Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips”

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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Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Rocks in Pots and Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me

Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)This year, both my grandmothers have passed.  The one who taught me to plant, and the other who taught me not to worry too much about the weeds. They both showed me that, even in a messy garden, edible flowers abound.  Because as Francis Hodgson Burnett wrote in her classic novel, The Secret Garden, “If you look at it the right way, the whole world is a garden.”

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