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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.

3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com

3 Seed Gifts

If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special gardener in your life, try these 3 seed gift ideas.  Each seed gift idea is simple to make from materials you may already have on hand.  These DIY gifts are so easy that even kids can make them with some supervision. Celebrate Earth Day, Easter or Mother’s Day with these unique gifts! 3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”

Green Fun: Candle Making for Kids Parties

Are you trying to find activities and crafts for family fun times that are a little more green and a little less wasteful?  Honestly, how many toys and packages do my kids really need to celebrate their birth every year?!  Making candles with children may sound too difficult, but just read through this tutorial on Candle making for Kids Parties with an open mind.  With a little effort and a little mess, your kids could be celebrating their next event with this satisfying green craft.  

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Plant a Keto Garden l 5 low-carb vegetables to plant in the garden or in containers l Homestead Lady.com

The Keto Garden: Best Low-Carb Vegetables to Grow

One thing you may have noticed about a plant-based diet – it’s expensive!  Growing your own Keto garden and these five low-carb vegetables can save money while providing you with fresh, local produce for your family.  After all, you can’t get more local and fresh than your own backyard!  Tips for growing in container-growing, too, for you small space gardeners.  Plant a Keto Garden l 5 low-carb vegetables to plant in the garden or in containers l Homestead Lady.com  Continue reading “The Keto Garden: Best Low-Carb Vegetables to Grow”

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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Nut Free Blueberry Crunch Sourdough Pancakes l Use buckwheat instead of nuts for a flavorful crunch in your naturally leavened pancakes l Homestead Lady (.com).jpg

Nut Free Blueberry Sourdough Crunch Pancakes

Sourdough is a great way to serve up a healthy breakfast.  Everyone loves pancakes.  Sourdough pancakes are, therefore, the perfect combination.  Don’t be intimidated by the steps to this recipe, if you’re new to sourdough – it looks a lot harder than it actually is.  Plus, I share my secret ingredient for crunch without the nuts, for those with allergies.   Nut Free Blueberry Crunch Sourdough Pancakes l Use buckwheat instead of nuts for a flavorful crunch in your naturally leavened pancakes l Homestead Lady (.com).jpg Continue reading “Nut Free Blueberry Sourdough Crunch Pancakes”