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Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)I am constantly on the prowl for 72 hour kit and backpacking food that’s healthy or, at least, healthier.   Here are a few ideas for healthify your hiking and backpacking foods, as well as your 72 hour kit food preps. Continue reading “Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food”

The Harvest: Perennial Flowers

Perennial Flowers and How to Use the Harvest of Color l Flowers, Seeds, Pods and more l Homestead Lady (.com)Flower power!  Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots!  Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.com

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.comWant to start a butterfly garden to attract beneficial bugs and pollinators to your yard?  Want an easy plant to start with?  Coupled with other flowering perennials, Buddleia, or Butterfly Bush can be a great choice for your butterfly garden. Continue reading “Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush”

Why Ducks May Not Be Right For You l Honest look at the pros and cons l Homestead Lady (.com)

Why Ducks May Not Be Right For You

Why Ducks May Not Be Right For You l Honest look at the pros and cons l Homestead Lady (.com)My mother raised me to believe that you can know God has a sense of humor because he created ducks.  If you’ve ever seen a duck go butt up, flapping it’s little webbed feet on the surface of the water, you’ll understand what she meant.  Even if you agree, though, there’s still a possibility that ducks may not be right for you.  Continue reading “Why Ducks May Not Be Right For You”

Three Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler l Save money making compost for the garden l DIY and MYO l Homestead Lady.com

3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler

Three Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler l Save money making compost for the garden l DIY and MYO l Homestead Lady.comAre 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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Maple Trees Make Maple Syrup l Maple on Tap Book Review l Homestead Lady.com

Maple Trees Make Syrup

Maple Trees Make Maple Syrup l Maple on Tap Book Review l Homestead Lady.comDid you know maple trees make syrup?  Crazy, right?  Did you know you can learn to tap your own maple trees to make syrup?  Let me share with you what I’ve learned and why I’m NOT tapping my own maple trees (at least, for now).   Continue reading “Maple Trees Make Syrup”

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”