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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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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Sustainability and Homesteading l What their definitions mean to you and me l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading and Sustainability

Sustainability and Homesteading l What their definitions mean to you and me l Homestead Lady (.com)Homesteading and Sustainability?  What do those two words mean to you?  They may conjure up pictures of barefoot hippies living in communes so far removed from your normal that those words aren’t even relevant to you.  Would you be surprised to learn that along with our barefoot, hippy friends there are moms and dads, professionals and homemakers, children and students, grandmas and aunts, bosses and blue collar workers all longing and working towards a lifestyle based around self sustaining cycles of security and provision?  People, just like you, who are using homesteading and sustainability to create a net of safety and abundance, wherever they live and in whatever ways are meaningful for them.  So, let’s see what that looks like. Continue reading “Homesteading and Sustainability”