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Chickens for Sale l Help l Be ready for backyard chickens l Homestead Lady

Chickens for Sale – Help!

Chickens for Sale l Help l Be ready for backyard chickens l Homestead LadyYou can’t help yourself anymore – the signs are everywhere!  You keep checking out chicken books from the library and reading them instead of sleeping at night.  Instead of picking out curtain colors, you’re dreaming of feather colors and deciding on backyard chicken breeds.  Your spouse keeps trying to engage you in conversation but your eyes wander to the shed as you wonder if it could be converted to a chicken coop.  You set out for the grocery store, but end up at the feed store, standing helplessly in front of the chick cages, paralyzed by their cuteness.  What are you going to do?  How can you be sure you’re ready.  Fear not, grasshopper, if you keep seeing signs that say, “Chickens for Sale”, we’re here to help you be prepared for the inevitable.  You WILL end up with a shipment of chicks in your backyard and we’re here to help you be ready. Continue reading “Chickens for Sale – Help!”

Solar Oven Recipe Budget chicken dinner l Homestead Lady

Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner

Solar Oven Recipe Budget chicken dinner l Homestead Lady

So, this month we’re celebrating National Preparedness month and we’re going to share a few of the off-grid cooking methods we’ve been practicing this summer. I am NOT an expert in this DIY stuff, just so ya know! Growing up, I went “camping” every year with my family but we always went to a KOA Kampground…at the beach.  So, does that actually count?  Anyway, one of my favorite off grid cooking options is definitely my solar oven. So, here we are sharing an easy, peasy solar oven recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner. Continue reading “Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner”

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family June 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)

A Time to Keep: June 2015

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family June 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)It’s time for A Time to Keep again – this time for the sassy month of June!  Summer is in the air with kids itching to get out of school, gardens fully underway and so many ideas for the coming season.  There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time to Keep: June 2015”

Make Your Own Powdered Sugar l Kitchen Quick Tip by Homestead Lady (.com)

Kitchen Quick Tip: Make Your Own Powdered Sugar

Make Your Own Powdered Sugar l Kitchen Quick Tip by Homestead Lady (.com)Here’s a new, informal series of quick tips we’ve learned by living the homesteading lifestyle.  Some of this stuff you may already know and some of it might be new.  It’s important we share the things we’ve learned so the next generation of modern homesteaders won’t have to waste their precious time making our same mistakes, right?  (They can be free to go off and make their own!)  So, here it is for today – Make Your Own Powdered Sugar! Continue reading “Kitchen Quick Tip: Make Your Own Powdered Sugar”

Solar Oven vs Electric Oven l How do they compare for dinner roll baking l Homestead Lady (.com)

Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll

I haven’t done a lot of baking in my solar oven since I mostly use it for dinners.  Although we don’t eat a lot of baked goods anymore, I sort of lost my head and decided to make yeast rolls for Easter dinner.  Yeah, actual yeast – I haven’t used that stuff in awhile!  I did a batch in the solar oven and a batch in my electric oven to see what the resulting differences might be.   Solar Oven vs Electric Oven l How do they compare for dinner roll baking l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll”

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family May 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)

A Time To Keep: May 2015

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family May 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)A Time to Keep is back again with May – such an active and awake month!  Spring has truly sprung and even if your air is still on the chilly side, the earth is fully alive again.  There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time To Keep: May 2015”

A Time to Keep: April 2015

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family l April 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)Thus begins a new and fun, little thing we’re going to be doing here at Homestead Lady.  Each month we’ll be visiting with you and sharing the days we’re marking as a nation.  Did you know, for instance, that April is National Cheese Ball Day?  Yeah, cheeseballs don’t really fit in with our mission here at Homestead Lady but there’s lots of other stuff going on that does!  Join us for this month’s edition of A Time to Keep… Continue reading “A Time to Keep: April 2015”