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.

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”

Rose Hip Tea for Vitamin C l Other wholesome ingredients including raw honey and lemon l Homestead Lady.com

Rosehip Tea: Sweet Vitamin C

Would you like to boost your Vitamin C intake for the sickly winter months, but want to avoid commercial products that may or may not be effectively absorbed by your body?  Sweeten up your Vitamin C and your day by enjoying a simple cup of rosehip tea.  Rose Hip Tea for Vitamin C l Other wholesome ingredients including raw honey and lemon l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Rosehip Tea: Sweet Vitamin C”

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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Gather Emergency Essentials l Be a Wise Virgin and Prepare with These Tips and Skills l Homestead Lady (.com)

Emergency Essentials: Be A Wise Virgin

Essential is quite a thought provoking word.  What do I think is essential to my life?  My happiness?  My safety?  My sanity?  Emergency essentials, now there’s a list to make!  Let the Parable of the Ten Virgins inspire us all to learn new skills and gather necessary supplies as we enjoy National Preparedness this month.Gather Emergency Essentials l Be a Wise Virgin and Prepare with These Tips and Skills l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Emergency Essentials: Be A Wise Virgin”

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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