Author: Homestead Lady

Canned Apple Cider Concentrate

Do you can your own apple slices?  If you do, here’s how to use the leftover liquid from that process to make up small batches of canned apple cider concentrate.  This canning recipe doesn’t require anything you don’t already have on hand – you don’t even need to buy or make apple cider!  Here’s how easy it is in five simple steps. 

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How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes

Here’s how to make and how to use sun dried tomatoes – the ones that cost so much in the fancy food stores.  Sun dried tomatoes are low carb friendly and healthy.  You don’t even have to have a dehydrator to make them yourself! Continue reading “How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes”

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Make Healthy Juices at Home

With some simple equipment you can learn to make your own healthy juices from fresh, summer fruits.  Not only will these healthy juices be healthier than store bought, but it will most likely be cheaper, too.  Not to mention that it makes a great food storage product and is useful in many recipes and drinks. cup of juice Continue reading “Make Healthy Juices at Home”

DIY Wedding Flowers

To compliment your farm wedding or homestead chic reception, here are some easy peasy DIY wedding flowers you can create in half and hour.  These wedding flowers are simple, natural and comprised of blooms you already have growing in the garden.  You can even PLANT flowers for your wedding, if you have the time!  With two video tutorials and step-by-step instructions this article will help you create your own beautiful displays for your beautiful day. 

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A Farm Wedding on the Homestead

Looking for ideas on how to host a farm wedding on the homestead?  Here are some practical ideas for us practical homesteaders – with a lot of whimsy and beauty thrown in! 

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Holiday Planning for Handmade Gifts

Get ahead of the holidays with a little planning for your handmade gifts!  Here’s a 5-step plan for scheduling handmade gift creation – plus a FREE downloadable planning sheet.  You can do things last minute, but you don’t have to with this detailed plan! 

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Lemon Verbena Low Carb Macaroons

Use this herbal low carb macaroons recipe for a light and airy treat as summer descends upon us.  We chose scented geraniums and lemon verbena for this recipe, but you can use any herbal combination you want! After you make the recipe, be sure to check out the Growing and Using Herbs Giveaway happening this months – over 25 herbal learning resources for FREE!

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DIY Wattle: Cheap Garden Fence

Is FREE cheap enough for a garden fence?  Learn how to make this cheap garden fence using one of the oldest fencing methods on earth: wattle.  If you’ve pruned the fruit trees, tidied up a willow patch or otherwise come into a mess load of supple branches, this is your weekend to build that cheap garden fence you’ve needed for ages! 

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Herbal Flower and Rose Syrup

Do you have a recipe that includes rose water or rose syrup and you’d like to make your own?  Have you gone foraging and now have edible and herbal flower specimens like honeysuckle and clover that you’d like to use?  Here is a simple recipe for an edible flower syrup that you can use in so many different ways.

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3 Quick Ways to Preserve Grapes

If you end up with a lot of fresh table grapes that you’d like to deal with quickly so they don’t spoil, read on!  Here are three quick ways to preserve grapes in order of time consumption and hassle for the busy homesteader and DIYer. 

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