Tag: Foraging and Wildcrafting

Foraging and Wildcrafting

Foraging, or wildcrafting, is the art and science of safely scavenging wild foods and medicinal plants.  Wild plant food and medicine grows effortlessly all around us and can be ethically harvested for free.  If gardening isn’t your thing, but you still love food and herbs, learn how to forage with any Homestead Lady article tagged “Foraging and Wildcrafting”!

DIY Wedding Flowers

To compliment your farm wedding or homestead chic reception, here are some easy peasy DIY wedding flowers you can create in half and hour.  These wedding flowers are simple, natural and comprised of blooms you already have growing in the garden.  You can even PLANT flowers for your wedding, if you have the time!  With two video tutorials and step-by-step instructions this article will help you create your own beautiful displays for your beautiful day. 

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Lemon Verbena Low Carb Macaroons

Use this herbal low carb macaroons recipe for a light and airy treat as summer descends upon us.  We chose scented geraniums and lemon verbena for this recipe, but you can use any herbal combination you want! After you make the recipe, be sure to check out the Growing and Using Herbs Giveaway happening this months – over 25 herbal learning resources for FREE!

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DIY Wattle: Cheap Garden Fence

Is FREE cheap enough for a garden fence?  Learn how to make this cheap garden fence using one of the oldest fencing methods on earth: wattle.  If you’ve pruned the fruit trees, tidied up a willow patch or otherwise come into a mess load of supple branches, this is your weekend to build that cheap garden fence you’ve needed for ages! 

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Herbal Flower and Rose Syrup

Do you have a recipe that includes rose water or rose syrup and you’d like to make your own?  Have you gone foraging and now have edible and herbal flower specimens like honeysuckle and clover that you’d like to use?  Here is a simple recipe for an edible flower syrup that you can use in so many different ways.

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3 Quick Ways to Preserve Grapes

If you end up with a lot of fresh table grapes that you’d like to deal with quickly so they don’t spoil, read on!  Here are three quick ways to preserve grapes in order of time consumption and hassle for the busy homesteader and DIYer. 

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Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake l Use foraged spring blooms like violets and red bud and make natural confetti cake l Homestead Lady.com

Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake

If you need a confetti cake for that special birthday or tea party, but don’t want all the commercial dyes and sugars, this spring flower natural confetti cake recipe is for you!  Foraged spring flowers add just the right pizzaz to this natural confetti cake! Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake l Use foraged spring blooms like violets and red bud and make natural confetti cake l Homestead Lady.com

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Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Foraged violets and other wildflowers can be used to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

Wildflower Violet Popcorn

Have extra edible flowers on hand?  Made some some sugared violets for a cake and have some left over?  Don’t toss them!  Make this family-friendly violet popcorn and make your movie night a thing of elegance.  Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Use foraged violets and other wildflowers to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

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Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

5-Step Low Carb Sugared Violets

If you’re inspired to make sugared violets every spring, but are trying to watch your carbs, here’s a simple solution for you: low carb sugared violets!  This process is so simple that even the kids can help out.  You should be enjoying low carb sugared violets in just a few days with these 5 steps!  Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

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3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com

3 Seed Gifts

If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special gardener in your life, try these 3 seed gift ideas.  Each seed gift idea is simple to make from materials you may already have on hand.  These DIY gifts are so easy that even kids can make them with some supervision. Celebrate Earth Day, Easter or Mother’s Day with these unique gifts! 3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”

Calendula Earache Oil l Herbal oil for earaches in adults and children l Homestead Lady.com

Calendula Earache Oil

Calendula Earache Oil l Herbal oil for earaches in adults and children l Homestead Lady.com

Calendula is a very useful herbal flower and very easy to grow, even for non-gardeners.  Here’s a recipe for calendula earache oil from flowers we gathered clear into autumn.  Be sure to check out all the other things you can make a do with calendula after the recipe! Continue reading “Calendula Earache Oil”