Category: Green Living

Being prepared means living with what you have when you have it. There are all kinds of ways to do that and be green!

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid l Tips from off-grid-ers l Homestead Lady (.com)

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid l Tips from off-grid-ers l Homestead Lady (.com)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”

Clothes Drying Rack l Green energy laundry l Dry clothes without electricity l Homestead Lady.com

Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live

Clothes Drying Rack l Green energy laundry l Dry clothes without electricity l Homestead Lady.comAre you trying to learn to save money and energy by line drying your clothes but are struggling to find a system that works for you?  Do you homestead in an HOA where an outdoor clothesline is not allowed? How does line drying compare to using a dryer?   Here comes the humble clothes drying rack and clothesline to the rescue! Continue reading “Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live”

Wild Free Food l Foraging tips l Homestead Lady (.com)

Wild Free Food

Wild Free Food l Foraging tips l Homestead Lady (.com)I’m not much of a couponer but I must admit I have a penchant for free food – especially when it’s on the wild side.  Have you learned to forage yet?  Are you maybe even unsure what that means?  No worries!  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 “Wild Free Food”

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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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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5 Eco Friendly Products for the Home and Family l Green the homestead with these non=plastic products l Homestead Lady.com

5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!

 

5 Eco Friendly Products for the Home and Family l Green the homestead with these non=plastic products l Homestead Lady.comWe 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!”

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”