Tag: Spring Project

Spring Project

Articles tagged “Spring Project” here at Homestead Lady will be those especially suited to the end of winter through to the beginning of summer. From garden preparation to holidays, each spring project will provide the renewal and growth that only this time of year can provide.

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”

Decorate Candles with Kids this Holiday l DIY gifts or decorations for the holiday l Step by step instructions l Homestead Lady.com

Decorate Candles with Kids this Holiday

Using ones you buy or ones you make, you can decorate candles with kids this holiday for simple decoration or to give as gifts.  This is a frugal DIY holiday gift and decoration idea that also provides a new and useful skill.  Plus, it’s super fun to decorate candles with kids at parties for any holiday – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas!  Why send your guests home with plastic toys and more candy?  Decorate candles together for a unique craft; here’s how.  Decorate Candles with Kids this Holiday l DIY gifts or decorations for the holiday l Step by step instructions l Homestead Lady.com

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Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods

If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin.  Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime.  Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them.  Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”

5 Vegetables for the Children's Garden l Kids can grow their own with these vegetables l Homestead Lady.com

Five Annual Vegetables for the Children’s Garden

Creating a children’s garden is a DIY exercise that’s worth the effort.  Save time and hassle with these 5 annual vegetables for the children’s garden.  Simple to plant and harvest for kids and grown-ups alike!

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Natural Dyes from the Children's Garden l Let your kids experiment with foraged plant dyes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Natural Dyes from the Children’s Garden

Natural Dyes from the Children's Garden l Let your kids experiment with foraged plant dyes l Homestead Lady (.com)Like I mentioned, I’ve been reading Chris McLaughlin’s book “A Garden to Dye For” and I’m on this natural dye kick.  (Fabulous book, by the way – here’s our review.)  Naturally, anything I’m passionate about usually finds its way into the schoolroom, so the kids and I have been experimenting this week with natural dyes from the children’s garden. Continue reading “Natural Dyes from the Children’s Garden”

Introduction to Permaculture l Why you want to grow your own food with permaculture l Homestead Lady.com

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture l Why you want to grow your own food with permaculture l Homestead Lady.comHave you heard the term “permaculture” but aren’t sure what it means?  What does permaculture have to do with growing your own food and becoming more self-sufficient.  Let Mr. Levi from permacultured Realeyes Homestead explain the basics of permaculture for every gardener and homesteader. Continue reading “Introduction to Permaculture”

Hatch Your Own Chicks l Control the genetics and health of your flock with an incubator l Homestead Lady.com

How to Hatch Chicks in an Incubator

Curious to know how the process of hatching chicks in an incubator works before you fork over the money to purchase one? Wondering if it’s worth your time to raise your own chicks? Let us answer a few of those questions! Also a consideration of controlling flock genetics and overall health when you learn to hatch your own chicks in an incubator.  Hatch Your Own Chicks l Control the genetics and health of your flock with an incubator l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “How to Hatch Chicks in an Incubator”