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Probiotics During Antibiotics l Probiotic foods you can make and eat when you're sick l Homestead Lady (.com)

Probiotics During Antibiotics

Probiotics During Antibiotics l Probiotic foods you can make and eat when you're sick l Homestead Lady (.com)While you’re taking a prescription antibiotic, it’s important to keep your gut flora healthy and active.  An easy and effective way to do so is to consume a hearty dose of probiotic foods during your antibiotic regimen.  Here are a few simple tips for making and consuming probiotics.  These are especially suited for times when you just feel yucky.

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Gvetch, a Russian caponata l This vegetable relish is a great way to preserve your eggplant l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canning Eggplant with Gvetch

Gvetch, a Russian caponata l This vegetable relish is a great way to preserve your eggplant l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you an eggplant lover looking for a way to can this delectable veggie?  Here I share one of my favorite Russian relishes, gvetch. Gvetch is a great way to get your eggplant preserved to enjoy year round. Continue reading “Canning Eggplant with Gvetch”

Raised Bed Gardens l What to do in the garden in later spring l Review of The Organic Canner l Homestead Lady (.com)

Raised Bed Garden: What to do in Later Spring

Raised bed garden, lasagna garden, year round garden and whatever your zone, these tips for “later spring” gardens will work for you.  Simply adjust up or down as many weeks as you need to account for your last frost date for your area.  I’m in zone five, so if you’re in zone ten, you’ll need to do quite a bit of adjusting, fyi.  I’m also including my review of The Organic Canner, by Daisy Luther, in this post because this book helped inspire me to make more concrete growing plans in the garden this year.  I know I want to make some of her recipes and put them up, so I’m figuring out what and how much to plant.Raised Bed Gardens l What to do in the garden in later spring l Review of The Organic Canner l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Raised Bed Garden: What to do in Later Spring”

Raised Garden Beds l What to do in spring l Homestead Lady (.com)

Raised Garden Beds: What to do for Spring?

These instructions will vary a bit by month, depending on your zone (see below for links to zone specific posts from great garden/homestead bloggers).  Add a few weeks to this timeline if you live in a zone lower than five; subtract a few weeks in you live in a zone above five.  If you garden with raised beds, either framed or swaled (permaculture), here are some tasks to be engaging in to prepare for the spring garden.Raised Garden Beds l What to do in spring l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Raised Garden Beds: What to do for Spring?”

Mulch and Compost l What are mulch and compost and why use them l Homestead Lady (.com)

Mulch and Compost

Mulch and Compost l What are mulch and compost and why use them l Homestead Lady (.com)

(Here’s a revisit to a revamped blast from the past from the archives at Homestead Lady.)

So I went to see my chiropractor/acupuncturist and he asked why he was seeing me again so soon – this sounds like the set up for a joke.  Anyway, I told him that for two days I had been fighting a six inch chipper and the six inch chipper won.  He looked at me sideways for a minute and then started writing on his chart while he chuckled and said, “Most people have pretty standard stories about how they got hurt but your stories are always so interesting!” 

So glad I could entertain.  But, as a result of the battle, I have a few words on mulch and compost; what they are and what the difference is between the two. Continue reading “Mulch and Compost”

How to Save Leek Seeds l A great seed for newbie seed savers - easy! l Homestead Lady (.com)

How to Save Leek Seeds

How to Save Leek Seeds l A great seed for newbie seed savers - easy! l Homestead Lady (.com)How to save leek seeds?!  Pfft – leeks are alliums, like onions.  All alliums want to do, it seems, is go to seed.  Believe me, even if you’re new to seed saving, this is one is simple seed save and you can easily handle it.  Here’s how!  Continue reading “How to Save Leek Seeds”