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Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)

When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes

Hand Washing Laundry l If your washing machine breaks or the power goes out, here's what to do with the laundry l Homestead Lady (.com)It was pretty much the worst Thanksgiving ever.  My boar gored my leg, the kids got lice for the first time, the sink wouldn’t stop leaking and the fireplace broke.  Like a cherry on top, the washing machine decided to follow suit.  Here’s how we survived hand washing clothes for three months. Continue reading “When the Washing Machine Breaks: Hand Washing Clothes”

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)I am constantly on the prowl for 72 hour kit and backpacking food that’s healthy or, at least, healthier.   Here are a few ideas for healthify your hiking and backpacking foods, as well as your 72 hour kit food preps. Continue reading “Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food”

Chickens for Sale l Help l Be ready for backyard chickens l Homestead Lady

Chickens for Sale – Help!

Chickens for Sale l Help l Be ready for backyard chickens l Homestead LadyYou can’t help yourself anymore – the signs are everywhere!  You keep checking out chicken books from the library and reading them instead of sleeping at night.  Instead of picking out curtain colors, you’re dreaming of feather colors and deciding on backyard chicken breeds.  Your spouse keeps trying to engage you in conversation but your eyes wander to the shed as you wonder if it could be converted to a chicken coop.  You set out for the grocery store, but end up at the feed store, standing helplessly in front of the chick cages, paralyzed by their cuteness.  What are you going to do?  How can you be sure you’re ready.  Fear not, grasshopper, if you keep seeing signs that say, “Chickens for Sale”, we’re here to help you be prepared for the inevitable.  You WILL end up with a shipment of chicks in your backyard and we’re here to help you be ready. Continue reading “Chickens for Sale – Help!”

Raised Bed Gardens l What to do in the garden in later spring l Review of The Organic Canner l Homestead Lady (.com)

Raised Bed Garden: What to do in Later Spring

Raised bed garden, lasagna garden, year round garden and whatever your zone, these tips for “later spring” gardens will work for you.  Simply adjust up or down as many weeks as you need to account for your last frost date for your area.  I’m in zone five, so if you’re in zone ten, you’ll need to do quite a bit of adjusting, fyi.  I’m also including my review of The Organic Canner, by Daisy Luther, in this post because this book helped inspire me to make more concrete growing plans in the garden this year.  I know I want to make some of her recipes and put them up, so I’m figuring out what and how much to plant.Raised Bed Gardens l What to do in the garden in later spring l Review of The Organic Canner l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Raised Bed Garden: What to do in Later Spring”

5 Eco Friendly Products l For Liquids l Homestead Lady (.com)

5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!

 5 Eco Friendly Products l For Liquids l Homestead Lady (.com)

This last baby we made the switch from plastic bottles to glass.  We still have an Avent plastic bottle kicking around here that we use occasionally but we’ve really liked having more eco friendly products around for Little Miss.  Turns out, upon doing some research, there are several items we use all the time that can be switched out for greener options – especially those for drinking! Continue reading “5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!”

Want Yeast Free Bread l A Review of Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast by Richardson l Homestead Lady

Want Yeast Free Bread?

Want Yeast Free Bread l A Review of Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast by Richardson l Homestead LadyWant yeast free bread and other grain-based breadstuffs?  Want to know how to naturally leaven your yeast free breads with sourdough culture so that they’ll still rise and be healthy and wholesome?  I think I’ve read every natural leavening book on the market and Beyond the Basics with Natural Yeast, by Melissa Richardson, is without peer.  (Unless, of course, you’re talking about her first book The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast.)  Here’s the scoop on Melissa’s new book – Christmas is coming, and all… Continue reading “Want Yeast Free Bread?”

Peanut Allergy Sunbutter Cookies 3 Ways l Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole Grain l Homestead Lady

Peanut Allergy? Try Sunbutter Cookies 3 Ways

Peanut Allergy Sunbutter Cookies 3 Ways l Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole Grain l Homestead LadyDo you struggle with a peanut allergy despite how cool you think George Washington Carver was?  Maybe a peanut allergy isn’t your problem; maybe you, like me, have a weirdo child who just doesn’t like peanut butter – which is downright un-American, if you ask me.  Well, let me introduce you to the mighty sunflower seed and its commercial, spreadable greatness in the form of Sunbutter.  Here are Sunbuter “peanut butter” cookies 3 ways, plus 1 more because numbers aren’t my thing. Continue reading “Peanut Allergy? Try Sunbutter Cookies 3 Ways”