Category: Green Living

Green living involves generating, using and saving energy and other resources on the homestead.  The application of green principles can be just about anything on the homestead – small living, recycling, solar panel use, zero waste cooking, being frugal and so many other examples.

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid l Off grid preparedness advice l Homestead Lady.com

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid l Off grid preparedness advice l Homestead Lady.comThinking 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”

Homesteading and Sustainability l Apply these simple steps this month and increase your self-sufficiency l Homestead Lady.com

Homesteading and Sustainability: Are you In?

Homesteading and Sustainability l Apply these simple steps this month and increase your self-sufficiency l Homestead Lady.comHomesteading 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?”

Downsize and De-clutter l Tiny house living with Kon Mari l The life changing magic of tidying up l Homestead Lady (.com)

Tiny House or Not: Downsize and De-Clutter

Preparing to live in a tiny house (or even a house that’s just smaller than your current home) takes planning.  Downsizing and decluttering your life and your home can be such a blessing – even if it feels a little intimidating at first.  Don’t worry,  here are some simple steps and things to consider as you prepare to lighten up your life by getting rid of what’s weighing you down.

Downsize and De-clutter l Tiny house living with Kon Mari l The life changing magic of tidying up l Homestead Lady (.com)

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

Wild Free Food

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

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.Cloth Diapers 101 Troubleshooting l Four common cloth diaper problems and what to do l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Cloth Diapers 101: Troubleshooting”

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!”