Don’t let the apple harvest rot in your pantry! Here’s a tutorial for healthy DIY apple chips in the dehydrator. BONUS, a free excerpt from our book, The Do It Yourself Homestead, on how to turn apple scraps into healthy apple vinegar.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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! Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”