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Three Reasons to use a compost tumbler l You can buy one or make your own l Homestead Lady (.com)

3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler

Three Reasons to use a compost tumbler l You can buy one or make your own l Homestead Lady (.com)

Are you thinking about starting a compost pile to grow great food for your garden’s soil right in your own backyard?  Are you tired of throwing away kitchen scraps and watching them get carted off to the landfill?  There are a lot of composting methods out there but here are 3 reasons to use a compost tumbler! Continue reading “3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler”

Cloth Diapers 101 Troubleshooting l Four common cloth diaper problems and what to do l Homestead Lady (.com)

Cloth Diapers 101: Troubleshooting

Cloth Diapers 101 Troubleshooting l Four common cloth diaper problems and what to do l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you struggling to make your cloth diapers work for you?  Are they leaking, stinking or otherwise making it difficult to use them?  In this post we troubleshoot four common cloth diaper problems.  Hopefully some of what we’ve learned will be useful to you here at cloth diapers 101.
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Cloth Diapering l Why I quit and why I kept going l Troubleshooting and realities l Hometead Lady

Cloth Diapering: Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapering l Why I quit and why I kept going l Troubleshooting and realities l Hometead LadyYeah, dumped ’em.  No pun intended.  Stopped the madness of leaks and rashes.  Went cold turkey on the whole cloth diaper grind.  I still had them tucked away in my emergency preparedness boxes, but I was done using them!  Then…I took them up again.  Baby girl got older, I slept more and the whole thing didn’t seem like such a mess.  We started figuring out the kinks and I tried different systems.  And then, I quit again.  So, more for me than you, here are a few things I learned about cloth diapering.  Continue reading “Cloth Diapering: Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers”

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”

Gather Emergency Essentials l Be a Wise Virgin and Prepare with These Tips and Skills l Homestead Lady (.com)

Emergency Essentials: Be A Wise Virgin

Gather Emergency Essentials l Be a Wise Virgin and Prepare with These Tips and Skills l Homestead Lady (.com)

Essential is quite a thought provoking word.  What do I think is essential to my life?  My happiness?  My safety?  My sanity?  Emergency essentials, now there’s a list to make!  Let the Parable of the Ten Virgins inspire us all to learn new skills and gather necessary supplies as we enjoy National Preparedness this month. Continue reading “Emergency Essentials: Be A Wise Virgin”

Outdoor Cooking plus Fire Safety l Learn how to cook real food for your next camping trip l Homestead Lady (.com)

Outdoor Cooking and Fire Safety

Outdoor Cooking plus Fire Safety l Learn how to cook real food for your next camping trip l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you tired of the same ol’ hot dog roasting when you go camping? Learn how to actually prepare real meals with outdoor cooking.  It takes practice, but here are some helpful hints and tips.
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