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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”

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin?  Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch?  I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency.  Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors.  Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”

Sustainability and Homesteading l What their definitions mean to you and me l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading and Sustainability

Sustainability and Homesteading l What their definitions mean to you and me l Homestead Lady (.com)Homesteading and Sustainability?  What do those two words mean to you?  They may conjure up pictures of barefoot hippies living in communes so far removed from your normal that those words aren’t even relevant to you.  Would you be surprised to learn that along with our barefoot, hippy friends there are moms and dads, professionals and homemakers, children and students, grandmas and aunts, bosses and blue collar workers all longing and working towards a lifestyle based around self sustaining cycles of security and provision?  People, just like you, who are using homesteading and sustainability to create a net of safety and abundance, wherever they live and in whatever ways are meaningful for them.  So, let’s see what that looks like. Continue reading “Homesteading and Sustainability”

Christmas quilts - an easy service project for kids l No sewing, simple baby quilt l Homestead Lady (.com)

Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids

Christmas quilts - an easy service project for kids l No sewing, simple baby quilt l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you looking for a family friendly service project that will really make a difference to a child in need?  These super easy Christmas quilts are a great way to involve the children in a creative service project that will make them smile. Continue reading “Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids”

Kids Activities in Genealogy l Engage your children in family history with these crafts and activities l Homestead Lady.com

Homestead Kids Activities in Genealogy

Kids Activities in Genealogy l Engage your children in family history with these crafts and activities l Homestead Lady.comWhat does genealogy (or family history, if you prefer) have to do with the homestead kids?  Everything!  To hear me out and find some kids activities in genealogy, just keep on reading! Continue reading “Homestead Kids Activities in Genealogy”

Bug Out Bag List for Babies l Pack the essentials in your baby's 72 hour kit l Homestead Lady (.com)

Bug Out Bag List for Baby

Bug Out Bag List for Babies l Pack the essentials in your baby's 72 hour kit l Homestead Lady (.com)I’m hopeful all the adults out there have their own 72-hour-kits, but what about baby?  Here’s a list of the basic supplies you might want to include in your baby’s bug out bag.  There’s even a free printable at the end! Continue reading “Bug Out Bag List for Baby”

How to Host a Farm Tour for Kids l Rules, crafts, ideas l urban homestead friendly l Homestead Lady (.com)

How to Host a Farm Tour for Children

How to Host a Farm Tour for Kids l Rules, crafts, ideas l urban homestead friendly l Homestead Lady (.com)  It’s always amazing to me how fascinated children are when they visit the homestead.  They love the vegetable beds, the goats, the fruit trees, the chickens and, of course, the bees. (They’re stinging insects, duh).

Interested in networking with the awesomest group of future homesteaders around?  Well, here’s how to host a farm tour for children!  FYI, this post includes experienced advice, tutorial links and free downloads.   Continue reading “How to Host a Farm Tour for Children”