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Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.comAny fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them?  Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin.  No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes.  Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!

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Elderberry Syrup 2 Ways l Use fresh elderberries, fresh ginger, dried spice or essential oils l Healthy Homestead Families l Homestead Lady.com

Elderberry Syrup Two Ways

Elderberry Syrup 2 Ways l Use fresh elderberries, fresh ginger, dried spice or essential oils l Healthy Homestead Families l Homestead Lady.com If you could ask a seasoned, homeschooling and homesteading mom of six for a little advice, what would it be?  Pull up a chair with my friend Rhonda from The Provident Homemaker as she shares one of her favorite foraging books, her 5 steps for keeping the family healthy and her special recipe for elderberry syrup. Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup Two Ways”

Healthy Gingerbread House l Handmade and wholesome recipe for gingerbread house l 2 ways to make it for the holidays l Homestead Lady.com

Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways

Healthy Gingerbread House l Handmade and wholesome recipe for gingerbread house l 2 ways to make it for the holidays l Homestead Lady.comFor a healthy twist on a homemade holiday favorite, here’s our version of a foodie’s Gingerbread House. If you get to the end of the instructions and decide you need something easier, don’t worry. We’ve included a busy-mom version that’s still healthy and fun. Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways”

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)

When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever.  My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke.  Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit.  Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”

Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful l As simple as books, handmade gifts and service l Build quality traditions while simplifying l Homestead Lady (.com)

3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful

Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful l As simple as books, handmade gifts and service l Build quality traditions while simplifying l Homestead Lady (.com)Sometimes Christmas can come and go in a rushed blur of noise and flurry of activity.  Here are three ways to help the time pass at an even pace, enjoy special time with family and friends and make Christmas more meaningful. Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful”

Caramel Applesauce l A whole foods twist on a classic snack food l Food preservation at its finest l Homestead Lady (.com)

Caramel Applesauce for Canning

Caramel Applesauce l A whole foods twist on a classic snack food l Food preservation at its finest l Homestead Lady (.com)If you’re an applesauce fan, you have got to try this simple caramel applesauce for a tasty twist on a classic snack.  This recipe is safe for canning so that you can enjoy it all year round! Continue reading “Caramel Applesauce for Canning”