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Homestead Question

Have a common homestead question?  Here are some we’ve asked ourselves or been asked by others.  How-to’s, DIYs, helps and tips on modern homesteading.  Keep it simple and answer homestead questions as you have them with us here at Homestead Lady.

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen l Safety tips for canning with children l Homestead Lady.com

Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen

Every summer my kitchen turns into a canning kitchen.  I have five children.  It’s become an imperative to learn how to keep my kids safe in the mess of my seasonal canning kitchen.  Join me for these three simple tips to keep your own kids safe in the canning kitchen each year.

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No-Till Gardening with Power Equipment l Save time and your back with these carefully selected no-till garden tools l Homestead Lady.com

No-Till Gardening with Power Equipment?

I’m like you – I love growing my own food, but I’m always pressed for time.  I also love natural systems and rich soil, and no-till gardening creates both.  So, how do we combine our love of home-grown foods with our commitment to no-till gardening, while honoring our real-life time constraints?  We garden smarter, that’s how.

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Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes

Any fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them?  Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin.  No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes.  Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!

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Easy Homemade Cheese: Maple Yogurt Cheese

Do you like the idea of making cheese at home but are a bit intimidated to start?  Try  this easy homemade cheese: maple yogurt cheese.  Using homemade or store bought yogurt, you can enjoy homemade cheese today! Easy Homemade Cheese l Maple Yogurt Cheese l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Easy Homemade Cheese: Maple Yogurt Cheese”

Grow Your Own Sunflowers with Russian Mammoth Sunflowers l Sunflower Seeds are great snacks for kids and wild birds l Homestead

Grow Sunflower Seeds with Russian Mammoths

If you want to grow your own sunflower seeds, or if you just enjoy a showpiece in the garden, give Russian Mammoth sunflower seeds a try this year.  We’ve had complete strangers stop their cars in the road to stare at our Russian Mammoth sunflowers!  And with so many seeds per head they’re worth the effort to grow.

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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”

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)

When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever.  My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke.  Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit.  Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”

Canned Meat Making the Most of Homestead Chicken l Feeding your hens right l Canning Tips l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canned Meat: Homestead Chicken

Canned Meat Making the Most of Homestead Chicken l Feeding your hens right l Canning Tips l Homestead Lady (.com)

You can enjoy home-canned meats any time of year by learning how to preserve them properly.  Canning meat is a great way to make use of special coupons and deals, as well as to save space in your freezer.  Canning your own chicken is also healthier, especially if you raise your own broiler chickens on the homestead.  Join us as we go through the steps of canning fresh chicken.  Plus, for you chicken lovers, a review of The Frugal Chicken’s Feeding Your Hens Right e-course. Continue reading “Canned Meat: Homestead Chicken”

Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful for your Family l Simple things to do this month l Homestead Lady.com

3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful

Sometimes Christmas can come and go in a rushed blur of noise and flurry of activity.  Here are three ways to help the time pass at an even pace, enjoy special time with family and friends and make Christmas more meaningful.  Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful for your Family l Simple things to do this month l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful”