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.

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”

Broken Body Homesteading l From birth to illness to age to injury homesteading advice for holistic healing l Homestead Lady.com

Broken Body Homesteading: Advice for Keepin’ On

How do you do the work of the homestead when it hurts?  What about babies, surgeries, mental health days and just aging joints?  Here’s a little advice for broken body homesteading. Broken Body Homesteading l From birth to illness to age to injury homesteading advice for holistic healing l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Broken Body Homesteading: Advice for Keepin’ On”

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 support your gut flora to keep it happy 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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Gvetch, a Russian caponata l This vegetable relish is a great way to preserve your eggplant l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canning Eggplant with Gvetch

Are you an eggplant lover looking for a way to can this delectable veggie?  Here I share one of my favorite Russian relishes, gvetch. Making home canned  gvetch is a great way to get your eggplant preserved to enjoy year round.Gvetch, a Russian caponata l This vegetable relish is a great way to preserve your eggplant l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Canning Eggplant with Gvetch”

Foraging with Kids l Botanical Prints l Smashed Flowers Become Art l Homestead Lady.com

Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints

Foraging with Kids l Botanical Prints l Smashed Flowers Become Art l Homestead Lady.comForaging with kids is always and adventure.  They see magic in nearly every blade of grass.  My kids bring me blooms all spring, delightedly asking what we can do with them.  What can we do with them?  Make botanical prints, that’s what we can do with them. Continue reading “Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints”

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid l Off grid preparedness advice l Homestead Lady.com

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid

Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid l Off grid preparedness advice l Homestead Lady.comThinking of going off-grid with your family? Or are you considering adopting certain aspects of off-grid living? Here are some things to think about before going off-grid. Continue reading “Things to Think About Before Going Off Grid”

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin?  Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch?  I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency.  Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors.  Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”

Natural Goat Milk and More! l Raising Goats Naturally Review l Homestead Lady.com

Natural Goat Milk and More!

Natural Goat Milk and More! l Raising Goats Naturally Review l Homestead Lady.comHave you been thinking of getting goats because you want fresh, clean milk?  Concerned about all the commercial products and conventional handling practices many goat resources recommend?  Never fear!  There’s a way to get natural goat milk and more.  From manure to meat, there are some wonderful publications that can teach you to care for your herd in healthy ways; including Deborah Niemann’s Raising Goats Naturally (reviewed here for your reading pleasure). Continue reading “Natural Goat Milk and More!”

Clothes Drying Rack l Green energy laundry l Dry clothes without electricity l Homestead Lady.com

Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live

Clothes Drying Rack l Green energy laundry l Dry clothes without electricity l Homestead Lady.comAre you trying to learn to save money and energy by line drying your clothes but are struggling to find a system that works for you?  Do you homestead in an HOA where an outdoor clothesline is not allowed? How does line drying compare to using a dryer?   Here comes the humble clothes drying rack and clothesline to the rescue! Continue reading “Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live”