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.

mason bee house

How to Attract Mason Bees to Fruit Trees

If you’re planting backyard fruit trees or small orchard, you may have heard that mason bees can help with pollination. Here are 4 simple steps that can help you attract mason bees to your fruit trees. Step 4 includes directions for making your own mason bee house. mason bee house

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shamrock cookie with dried green powder

3-Way Naturally Dyed St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

If you’re frustrated trying to find homemade, natural green dye that actually works for your St. Patrick’s Day cookies, look no further! I have three cookie decoration methods, including buttercream frosting, that I’ve started using to incorporate that tricky green natural food coloring. I finally found a way to decorate St. Patrick’s Day cookies that’s easy and homemade! shamrock cookie with dried green powder

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mayonnaise on a spoon

Homemade Mayonnaise

Here’s how to make healthy, homemade mayonnaise in mere minutes. This recipe is low carb/Keto compliant and is easily included in any homemade salad dressing, sauce or sandwich. We’ve included troubleshooting advice, as well as how to use up failed mayonnaise because, hey, it happens sometimes!mayonnaise on a spoon Continue reading “Homemade Mayonnaise”

Elderberry No Bake Granola Bars

These healthy, nut free elderberry no bake granola bars are so easy to make that they’ll show up in your lunch box every week. With soaked oatmeal, coconut oil, dried elderberries and honey these bars are homemade treat you and the kids will love!

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Herbal Holiday Wreaths

Learn how to make herbal holiday wreaths for table decorations, napkin rings and useful gifts. These DIY wreaths can be made from vines and herbs your grown in your own garden. Suitable for any holiday throughout the year using seasonal herbs, these wreaths are so simple even the kids can help make them! In fact, consider these herbal holiday wreaths for your next holiday craft party!

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Instant Pot Grape Juice Recipe

Here’s how to make a healthy grape juice recipe the easy way in the instant pot. You can drink the grape juice fresh, make jello or prepare it for canning. In just minutes you can be drinking your own fresh, grape juice!

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Backyard Chickens for Beginners

This article is titled “Backyard Chickens for Beginners” for a reason. We hope to help you make decisions about chicken feed, chicken coops, keeping chickens in winter and a few other housekeeping items. Even at a beginner’s level, you can learn quality techniques for keeping a happy, healthy flock.

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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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How to Plan and Plant a Medicinal Herb Garden

Learn how to simply and easily plan a medicinal herb garden for all your plant-based wellness needs. Aren’t sure what herbs are traditionally considered medicinal? We can help with that, too! You CAN grow wellness, or medicinal, herbs wherever you live, in whatever space you have. Continue reading “How to Plan and Plant a Medicinal Herb Garden”

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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