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.

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?  Put together these 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…

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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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A Farm Wedding on the Homestead

Looking for ideas on how to host a farm wedding on the homestead?  Here are some practical ideas for us practical homesteaders – with a lot of whimsy and beauty thrown in! 

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DIY Wattle: Cheap Garden Fence

Is FREE cheap enough for a garden fence?  Learn how to make this cheap garden fence using one of the oldest fencing methods on earth: wattle.  If you’ve pruned the fruit trees, tidied up a willow patch or otherwise come into a mess load of supple branches, this is your weekend to build that cheap garden fence you’ve needed for ages! 

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Herbal Flower and Rose Syrup

Do you have a recipe that includes rose water or rose syrup and you’d like to make your own?  Have you gone foraging and now have edible and herbal flower specimens like honeysuckle and clover that you’d like to use?  Here is a simple recipe for an edible flower syrup that you can use in so many different ways.

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DIY Reusable Lavender Sachets for a Green Craft l Replace single use linen sachets with these you make yourself l Homestead Lady.com

DIY Reusable Lavender Sachet

If you love fresh linens but are tired of buying single use herbal sachets, here’s a DIY tutorial for making your own re-usable lavender sachet. There are two sets of instructions; one for a quick lavender sachet that requires minimal sewing, and another that’s slightly fancier so that you can use it in place of single-use wrapping paper. Make these re-usable lavender sachets for your own linens or as a gift for someone special.  As a bonus, be sure to check out the Growing and Using Herbs Giveaway – over 25 herbal learning resources for FREE!!  DIY Reusable Lavender Sachets for Linens l Make your own and stop buying single use sachets l Makes a great gift l Homestead Lady.com

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Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake l Use foraged spring blooms like violets and red bud and make natural confetti cake l Homestead Lady.com

Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake

If you need a confetti cake for that special birthday or tea party, but don’t want all the commercial dyes and sugars, this spring flower natural confetti cake recipe is for you!  Foraged spring flowers add just the right pizzaz to this natural confetti cake! Spring Flower Natural Confetti Cake l Use foraged spring blooms like violets and red bud and make natural confetti cake l Homestead Lady.com

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Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Foraged violets and other wildflowers can be used to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

Wildflower Violet Popcorn

Have extra edible flowers on hand?  Made some some sugared violets for a cake and have some left over?  Don’t toss them!  Make this family-friendly violet popcorn and make your movie night a thing of elegance.  Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Use foraged violets and other wildflowers to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

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Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

5-Step Low Carb Sugared Violets

If you’re inspired to make sugared violets every spring, but are trying to watch your carbs, here’s a simple solution for you: low carb sugared violets!  This process is so simple that even the kids can help out.  You should be enjoying low carb sugared violets in just a few days with these 5 steps!  Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

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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”