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Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin?  Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch?  I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency.  Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors.  Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Families l Also Review Survival Savvy Family l Homestead Lady (.com)

Emergency Preparedness for Families

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Families l Also Review Survival Savvy Family l Homestead Lady (.com)Do you have a podcast or Kindle book in your queue on the topic of emergency preparedness and it’s been there for months, waiting for you to peruse it?  Do things just keep coming up and you never quite get to making that emergency kit you know you’re supposed to have in your car?  Emergency preparedness is a difficult topic for some but I’m convinced that people are only uncomfortable with it because they’re not as prepared as they could be for the emergencies that might come to their families.  Let’s stop worry and start working!  To that end, here are a few ideas to help with emergency preparedness for families. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness for Families”

Kids Care Package Projects l Gues post from Homespun Seasonal Living l #fiercelydiy

Kids Care Package Projects

Kids Care Package Projects l Gues post from Homespun Seasonal Living l #fiercelydiyI’m so pleased to Kathie of Homespun Seasonal Living visiting us today with a guest post!  One of her specialties is care package ideas with real food and seasonal ingredients, special homestead products and personal touches that are so sweet and unique.  She’s even written books on the topic!  Without further ado, here are her care package project ideas for kids – you know I love the homestead kid stuff! Continue reading “Kids Care Package Projects”

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family May 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)

A Time To Keep: May 2015

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family May 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)A Time to Keep is back again with May – such an active and awake month!  Spring has truly sprung and even if your air is still on the chilly side, the earth is fully alive again.  There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time To Keep: May 2015”

Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Vanilla l Spring foraged flowers for sweets l Homestead Lady (.com)

Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly

Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Vanilla l Spring foraged flowers for sweets l Homestead Lady (.com)My family and I have been trying to improve our understanding of and experience with foraging plants for food and medicine.  This means, I’m constantly perusing my yard and the yards of total strangers looking for nettle and purslane.  We go up into the mountains and covetously seek out the pennyroyal and the elderberry.  Always being responsible about how much we take and leave behind, this new skill has stood us in good stead.  We’ve used some wildcrafted yarrow several times to stop bleeding while hiking and we’ve learned that we love lambs quarter even more than spinach!  Lately, we’ve started to branch out our wonderings and wanderings into the world of edible flowers.  Today we’re sharing our current favorite, forsythia – plus, we’ve included the recipe for our forsythia and dandelion jelly with real vanilla and honey.  It tastes like spring! Continue reading “Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly”

Living Easter Baskets and Other Homestead Traditions for the Spring l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homestead Easter Baskets and Other Traditions

Every homesteader, farmer and gardener feels the thrill of spring as it breezes into the year.  It’s such a wonderful time for any person, or any religious persuasion, to celebrate cycles of renewal and rebirth.  Here are some homestead traditions for this time of year – from our family to yours!Living Easter Baskets and Other Homestead Traditions for the Spring l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Homestead Easter Baskets and Other Traditions”

Candle Making Supplies l Make your own candle molds from upcycled materials l Hometead Lady (.com) l A DIY

Candle Making Supplies: Make Your Own Molds

Candle Making Supplies l Make your own candle molds from upcycled materials l Hometead Lady (.com) l A DIYAre you looking for a fun wax craft for the kids but don’t want to spend too much on candle making supplies?  Or are you a seasoned candle maker looking to reduce your materials costs with easy upcycled materials?  Come learn how to make your own candle molds from materials you probably already have on hand.

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Chicken House Coop Cleaning with Kids l Tips to keep the troops happy while they muck l Homestead Lady (.com)

Chicken House: Coop Cleaning with Kids

You know it’s time.  As the weather starts to warm after the chill of winter, the chicken house once again becomes a presence for your olfactory senses.  Plus, your children are restless to get outside and have some fun.  It’s the season for coop cleaning with kids.  Chicken House Coop Cleaning with Kids l Tips to keep the troops happy while they muck l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Chicken House: Coop Cleaning with Kids”