Tag: Herbs

Herbs

Articles tagged with “Herbs” here at Homestead Lady will include information, tutorials, DIYs and personal experience with both culinary and medicinal herbs. There will also be information on growing your own medicinal herb garden and suggested medicinal herbs to learn to use.

Often these posts will include recommended resources for learning more, including our own book on growing herbs in pots, Herbs in the Bathtub, available in our shop.

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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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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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”

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden l DIY Grape Vine Garland Tutorial plus more DIYs l Homestead Lady.com

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden

Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year?  Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts?  Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year.  Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.

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Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe l Kick the coffee habit with healthy dandelion milkshake l Cocoa and both broth powders, too l Homestead Lady.com

Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe

Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe l Kick the coffee habit with healthy dandelion milkshake l Cocoa and both broth powders, too l Homestead Lady.comAre you trying to kick the coffee habit but are still hankering for those iced mochas this time of year?  Here’s the perfect combination of cocoa, dandelion and cream that will give you all the flavor and none of the drawbacks of a traditional milkshake recipe.  PLUS we include a few magical ingredients that make this chocolate dandelion milkshake recipe more like medicine than dessert.   Continue reading “Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe”

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”

Broken Body Homesteading l From birth to illness to age to injury homesteading advice for holistic healing l Homestead Lady.com

Broken Body Homesteading: Advice for Keepin’ On

How do you do the work of the homestead when it hurts?  What about babies, surgeries, mental health days and just aging joints?  Here’s a little advice for broken body homesteading. Broken Body Homesteading l From birth to illness to age to injury homesteading advice for holistic healing l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Broken Body Homesteading: Advice for Keepin’ On”

The Do It Yourself Homestead l The book of self sufficient living l Helps you homestead wherever you are l Homestead Lady (.com)

The Do It Yourself Homestead

The Do It Yourself Homestead l The book of self sufficient living l Helps you homestead wherever you are l Homestead Lady (.com)The Do It Yourself Homestead is your homesteading manual.  Do you lie awake at night, wondering how to make your family more self-sufficient in an uncertain world?  Are you fearful and wondering how you are going to make it through to your homesteading dreams with your current finances?  Are you wanting to gather your family together, as opposed to watching them drift apart, distracted by the siren call of the modern lifestyle?  Are you wanting to feel more prepared for any eventuality so that you no longer experience fear when reading the newspaper?  Are you wondering how to expand your homesteading efforts while still maintaining the rest of your life?

Maybe you’ve considered homesteading, but you’re stuck in an apartment, and don’t even know where to begin.

Never fear, The Do It Yourself Homestead is here!

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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”