Thinking of going off-grid with your family? Or are you considering adopting certain aspects of off-grid living? Here are some things to think about before going off-grid. Continue reading “Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid”
Would you like to save money and energy in the laundry room with a clothes drying rack? Do you homestead in an HOA where an outdoor clothesline is not allowed? How does line drying compare to using a dryer? We answer those questions and give you seven reasons for using a clothes drying rack even if you’re still using an electric dryer. Continue reading “Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live”
Homesteading and sustainability have become popular words these days. How do they relate to you, where you live and where you are in your life right now? Learn basic principles and steps you can take this month to start homesteading and living more sustainably immediately. Homesteading and sustainability are ways of life that apply to everyone, no matter where they live or what their skills are. Continue reading “Homesteading and Sustainability: Are you In?”
Are you interested in making your own cleaning supplies? When you make your own, you can control the ingredients and make them, not only safer, but healthier for your family. Please join me in welcoming Edna as she teaches us how to make our own cleaning wipes. Continue reading “Cleaning Supplies: DIY Wipes”
Have you heard of the KonMari method of downsizing and de-cluttering your home made famous by Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Can her methods work for those of us on the homestead? What about those of us with kids and real-life messes?
Free food and herbs for your family are easily found year once you learn to forage for wild edibles. Here’s a long list of how-to’s for foraging! So, come along while I chat with experienced homesteaders, herbalists and foragers on how to gather the free food Mother Nature offers us in abundance. Continue reading “Foraging: Wild Free Food”
Which clothespins are best for line drying your laundry? We’ve tested several and can make some recommendations to save you wasting your money on clothespins that don’t work. Continue reading “Clothespins Comparison”
Are 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.
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. Continue reading “Cloth Diapers 101: Troubleshooting”
We finally made the switch from plastic baby bottles to glass ones! We still have an commercial plastic bottle kicking around here that we use occasionally, but we’ve really liked having more eco friendly products around for Little Miss. Turns out, upon doing some research, there are several items we use all the time that can be switched out for greener options – especially those for drinking! Continue reading “5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!”