Tag: Homestead Holidays

Welcome to one of our favorite parts of family life on the homestead – holidays and traditions!  Homesteading is hard work and takes a lot of time and effort but it’s so important that we leave time for celebrations.  Some family times are simple days of rest or quiet moments like bath and bedtimes.  Other celebrations are loud and messy and full of crafts and foods!  Both kinds, and everything in between, are worthwhile.

We feel so strongly about this topic that we’ve written a whole book on it.  Look for our publication, Homestead Holidays, in our shop.  You don’t have to buy the book to access the free content here on the blog.  Pick a holiday, craft or recipe and try it this week.  Be sure to do it together and to have some fun  – those are the only two rules when it comes to celebrations on the homestead.

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A Homestead Harvest Home

Start a new family, fall tradition with a Harvest Home celebration!  Make memories giving thanks for the harvest with this unique, annual feast for family and friends.  The article includes a little history if you’re teaching a homeschool unit study, as well as a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients.  Continue reading “A Homestead Harvest Home”

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Homemade Cinnamon Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Here’s a quick recipe for homemade pumpkin cinnamon whipped cream to top any holiday dessert.  Not only is this DIY whipped cream recipe Paleo compliant and low carb, it’s also a sneaky way to add in some vegetable to your treat.  Your kids will never know because it tastes so good!  pumpkin and whipped cream in dishes

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halloween marshmallows

Healthy Halloween Treats: Naturally Dyed Marshmallows

These healthy Halloween treats have no corn syrup, no granulated sugar and no chemical dyes.  Instead, they’re made with vegetable coloring and honey.  I think that might make them a health food, right?  These make the perfect Halloween indulgence or gift for neighbors and friends.  Plus, they’re so simple to make! halloween marshmallows

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sourdough maple bread buttered with maple syrup

Sourdough Maple Bread

Here’s a recipe for a no yeast, sweet, Sourdough Maple Bread loaf.  We show you how to make this no knead bread that’s so soft and tangy it makes the perfect toast or sandwich bread.  Make artisan sourdough bread at home! sourdough maple bread buttered with maple syrup Continue reading “Sourdough Maple Bread”

Decorated sugar skulls

Day of the Dead Low Carb Sugar Skulls

Host a Day of the Dead party with all the traditions of the celebration but with a healthy twist!  Make these no-sugar  calavaras de azucar, or low carb sugar skulls.  They have no table sugar but use instead a low-carb sweetener.  We even show you how to paint your skulls with naturally dyed sugar glaze!  Decorated sugar skulls

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3 Bedtime Bath Teas for Kids

Would you like to help your children detox from  a long day of school and homestead work with a nice, hot bath?  We show you simple, herbal bedtime bath teas to use daily or give as gifts.  (Tip: these bath teas are great for the grown ups, too!)  Here are three combinations for the best bedtime bath teas from herbs you can purchase or even grow!
Don’t forget the FREE printable gift tags at the bottom of the article – they may just have a special coupon inside.
Also below are 23 more Quick Homemade Gift Ideas!

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Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows

Make your own gourmet marshmallows using organic gelatin, local honey and purchased or homegrown pumpkin.  Gourmet marshmallows are an easy dessert to whip up, though they look as if you labored over them for hours.  In ten simple steps you’ll have this pumpkin spiced treat for the holidays!   Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows”

apple cider marshmallows with cinnamon stick

Wassail Apple Cider Marshmallows

Using healthy sugars, organic beef gelatin and the sweet-tart flavor of apple cider, you can whip up a batch of these wassail apple cider marshmallows for a holiday treat.  apple cider marshmallows with cinnamon stick

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Canned Apple Cider Concentrate

Do you can your own apple slices?  If you do, here’s how to use the leftover liquid from that process to make up small batches of canned apple cider concentrate.  This canning recipe doesn’t require anything you don’t already have on hand – you don’t even need to buy or make apple cider!  Here’s how easy it is in five simple steps. 

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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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