Tag: Natural

Natural

Natural is a word over-used in marketing but here on the homestead it’s a good description of the kind of lifestyle we’re trying to create.  Natural – as in, coming from nature.  The articles here at Homestead Lady tagged as “Natural” will include recipes, DIYs, How-to’s and advice on using natural items to create a homestead lifestyle that nourishes you and your family.  From food to small farm livestock to traditions, we can help you stay simple, natural and real on the homestead.

Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com

Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe

Pumpkin is a great vegetable to preserve whether you’re overwintering in a pantry, canning chunks or dehydrating chips or pumpkin leather.  It’s so versatile in your food storage program!  For space saving and ease of use, I  really enjoy dehydrating a lot of my pumpkin harvest.  Let me show you how to dehydrate pumpkin AND make a pie out it. Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe”

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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Canning Recipe: Dark Cherry Mulberry Jam

Are you growing or foraging mulberries and need a great mulberry jam recipe?  Well, here you go!  This mulberry jam recipe mixes fresh mulberries with dark cherries (or any berry you have on hand) for a rich flavor and unique splash on your morning toast.  Black Cherry Mulberry Jam l Home grown or foraged mulberries with tart dark cherries for a healthy home-canned jam recipe l Homestead Lady.com

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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”

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!

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

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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”

Probiotics During Antibiotics l Probiotic foods you can make and eat when you're sick l Homestead Lady (.com)

Probiotics During Antibiotics

While you’re taking a prescription antibiotic, it’s important to keep your gut flora healthy and active.  An easy and effective way to do so is to consume a hearty dose of probiotic foods during your antibiotic regimen.  Here are a few simple tips for making and consuming probiotics.  These are especially suited for times when you just feel yucky.

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