Tag: Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

The “Grow Your Own” movement has become popular in self-sufficient, homestead circles.  Growing your own can refer to the growing of a family food garden, raising your own meat and dairy animals and other ways of providing for your needs throughout the year.

Any article tagged as “Grow Your Own” at Homestead Lady will usually refer to the growing of a family food garden, which will include fruits, vegetables and herbs.  There may also be a few articles highlighted that cover some other aspect of the “Grow Your Own” theme.

Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me

Foraged foods, or those wildcrafted and harvested from nature have become very popular.  Learning to harvest these free food and medicinal plants is a smart thing to do.  For me, the beauty of edible flowers, wild herbs and nourishing plants was taught to me by my grandmothers.  Join me for a collection of resources on foraged foods, including edible flowers!Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me”

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY.  This is also a fun family or school project.  The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”

Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods

If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin.  Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime.  Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them.  Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”

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”

Natural Goat Milk and More! l Raising Goats Naturally Review l Homestead Lady.com

Natural Goat Milk and More!

Natural Goat Milk and More! l Raising Goats Naturally Review l Homestead Lady.comHave you been thinking of getting goats because you want fresh, clean milk?  Concerned about all the commercial products and conventional handling practices many goat resources recommend?  Never fear!  There’s a way to get natural goat milk and more.  From manure to meat, there are some wonderful publications that can teach you to care for your herd in healthy ways; including Deborah Niemann’s Raising Goats Naturally (reviewed here for your reading pleasure). Continue reading “Natural Goat Milk and More!”

The Harvest: Perennial Flowers

Perennial Flowers and How to Use the Harvest of Color l Flowers, Seeds, Pods and more l Homestead Lady (.com)Flower power!  Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots!  Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.com

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush

Want to start a butterfly garden to attract beneficial bugs and pollinators to your yard?  Want an easy plant to start with?  Coupled with other flowering perennials, Buddleia, or Butterfly Bush can be a great choice for your butterfly garden.Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush”

Raised Bed Gardens l A veggie garden checklist for the summer for raised bed growers and more l Homestead Lady.com

Raised Bed Gardens: What to do in Summer

To grow your own food in a raised bed gardens requires good planning and consistent tending throughout the growing season.  To make things easier and quicker, here’s a checklist on what to do in the raised bed garden in the summer.  FYI, this is the third post in our series of raised bed gardens through the year. Raised Bed Gardens l A veggie garden checklist for the summer for raised bed growers and more l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Raised Bed Gardens: What to do in Summer”

Herb Plants l Basil and its Benefits l Homestead Lady (.com)

Herb Plants: Basil and Its Benefits

 

Herb Plants l Basil and its Benefits l Homestead Lady (.com)Do you love basil but are curious how to grow it yourself?  Herb plants are a great addition to any garden and basil is always a lovely, tasty and fragrant addition to your yard.  Here are some simple things to know about basil and it’s benefits.
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