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”!

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Foraging: Wild Free Food

Free food and herbs for your family are easily found year once you learn to forage for wild edibles. Here’s a long list of how-to’s for foraging! So, come along while I chat with experienced homesteaders, herbalists and foragers on how to gather the free food Mother Nature offers us in abundance.chickweed Continue reading “Foraging: Wild Free Food”

Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Real Vanilla l Edible Flowers l Homestead Lady.com

Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly

Here’s our recipe for freshly foraged forsythia and dandelion jelly with real vanilla and honey. This is a canning recipe for the early spring from edible flowers. It tastes like spring!Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Real Vanilla l Edible Flowers l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly”

DIY Willow Playhouse l An eco-friendly green build for the kids backyard l Homestead Lady.com

DIY Willow Playhouse

Looking for an way to get your children involved in the garden? This DIY Willow Playhouse is just the ticket – it goes up in a matter of hours and can be crafted from living materials that are sustainable and lovely. DIY Willow Playhouse l An eco-friendly green build for the kids backyard l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “DIY Willow Playhouse”

24/7 Herbal Access : The Herbarium

If you want to learn more about herbs and how to use them but don’t have time for an online class, The Herbarium is just for you! Herbal learning resources that are available every day of the year.
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Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets l Learn to weave a natural basket from materials you have on hand l Homestead Lady (.com)

Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets

These natural baskets are simple to weave if you have half an hour and some wild vines. Because they’re quick to make, you can craft many to use around the house or to carry holiday goodies to neighbors. The uses are endless! So, whether you need some quick plant pots for gifts or indoor herbs, or whether you’re out on a hike and score some wild berries, here is how to make your own plant pots and baskets in 10 steps.
(P.S. If you read alllllll they way to the end, there are 23 more handmade ideas for you to try!)  Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets l Learn to weave a natural basket from materials you have on hand l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets”

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Rose Petal Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Here’s a healthy, homemade ice cream recipe made with rose petals. It’s naturally dyed and uses natural sugars with a creamy yet dainty flavor. Perfect for tea parties and fairy celebrations. A true summer recipe!rose petals and ice cream Continue reading “Rose Petal Homemade Ice Cream Recipe”

Dandelion Gelatin l Forage dandelions for a healthy treat l Homestead Lady.com

Dandelion Gelatin

We were out foraging in the backyard for dandelions when one of my daughters suddenly said, “I wonder if you could eat dandelion Jell-O”. Turns out, you can. So, here’s a recipe for Dandelion Gelatin.

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Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing l Thin your garden into your salad bowl l Homestead Lady.com

Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing l Thin your garden into your salad bowl l Homestead Lady.comI’ve been thinning my beets lately, picking out the extra beet sprouts so that the ones left behind can grow big and fat. Our strawberries are going like gangbusters, too, so it was natural that the two harvests should end up blended together. I gathered my apron around my garden treasures and went into the kitchen to prepare a beet greens salad with strawberry dressing. Continue reading “Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing”

Got Mint?

A very good question was posed to me lately – “What do I do with all this mint?!” Come learn how to grow it, how to contain it and how to use. Mint: the herb every gardener loves to hate. Continue reading “Got Mint?”