Tag: Off Grid

Off Grid

The green living term “Off Grid” can mean different things to different people.  For some it’s energy independence; for others it’s living in the country on a well.  The articles tagged “Off Grid” here at Homestead Lady address how each of us, no matter where we live, can do little things to remove our dependence on outside resources as much as possible.  Off grid is not an all-or-nothing venture!

Use Your Solar Oven as a Food Dehydrator to Make Apple Chips l Preserve food with your solar oven l Homestead Lady (.com)

Solar Oven Food Dehydrator: Making Apple Chips

Use your solar oven as a food dehydrator to make apple chips. Food dehydrators can be noisy and cost money to operate. Use your silent solar oven as a free-to-use food dehydrator and save money preserving the apple harvest.  Plus, you can do small batches all throughout the year to always have healthy snacks on hand.Solar Oven Dehydrated Apple Chips l Preserve food with your solar oven l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Solar Oven Food Dehydrator: Making Apple Chips”

Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner

Solar Oven Recipe Budget Chicken Dinner l One pot meal in a solar oven l Homestead Lady.comSo, this month we’re celebrating National Preparedness month and we’re going to share a few of the off-grid cooking methods we’ve been practicing this summer. I am NOT an expert in this DIY stuff, just so ya know! Growing up, I went “camping” every year with my family but we always went to a KOA Kampground…at the beach.  So, does that actually count?  Anyway, one of my favorite off grid cooking options is definitely my solar oven. So, here we are sharing an easy, peasy solar oven recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner.  Continue reading “Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner”

Solar Oven vs Electric Oven l How do they compare for dinner roll baking l Homestead Lady (.com)

Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll

I haven’t done a lot of baking in my solar oven since I mostly use it for dinners.  Although we don’t eat a lot of baked goods anymore, I sort of lost my head and decided to make yeast rolls for Easter dinner.  Yeah, actual yeast – I haven’t used that stuff in awhile!  I did a batch in the solar oven and a batch in my electric oven to see what the resulting differences might be.   Solar Oven vs Electric Oven l How do they compare for dinner roll baking l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll”

Three Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler l Save money making compost for the garden l DIY and MYO l Homestead Lady.com

3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler

Three Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler l Save money making compost for the garden l DIY and MYO l Homestead Lady.comAre you thinking about starting a compost pile to grow great food for your garden’s soil right in your own backyard?  Are you tired of throwing away kitchen scraps and watching them get carted off to the landfill?  There are a lot of composting methods out there but here are 3 reasons to use a compost tumbler! Continue reading “3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler”

Maple Trees Make Maple Syrup l Maple on Tap Book Review l Homestead Lady.com

Maple Trees Make Syrup

Maple Trees Make Maple Syrup l Maple on Tap Book Review l Homestead Lady.comDid you know maple trees make syrup?  Crazy, right?  Did you know you can learn to tap your own maple trees to make syrup?  Let me share with you what I’ve learned and why I’m NOT tapping my own maple trees (at least, for now).   Continue reading “Maple Trees Make Syrup”

DIY Winter Plant Protection for Herbs and Plants l Let the colonials teach you a gardening trick l Homestead Lady (.com)

DIY Winter Plant Protection

We have our first snow of the season coming this week and I’m so far behind in the garden.  I scrambled to get my DIY Winter Plant Protection over my sage plants today.  Learn a few tricks from our ancestors on how to protect herbs and tender perennials.  The best part?  It’s cheap!DIY Winter Plant Protection for Herbs and Plants l Let the colonials teach you a gardening trick l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “DIY Winter Plant Protection”

Tiny House Blogs l Tiny house living for individuals and families through blogs and websites l Homestead Lady.com

Tiny House Blogs

If you’re thinking of downsizing and making a move to a smaller house, you might want to check out the advice and real-life experience in these tiny house blogs.  They’ll provide inspiration and motivation even if all you ever do is downsize!  Tiny House Blogs l Tiny house living for individuals and families through blogs and websites l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Tiny House Blogs”