We all have a holiday to do list that includes items like make cookies, get postage for cards, arrange a gift exchange. However, homesteaders have another important to do list from fall to winter that includes very needful activities around the land and home. How are we supposed to get it all done?! Is there any way to organize our holiday to do list and our homestead to do list so they merge into one? I’m so glad you asked…
Learn how to use upcycled wood – like barn wood and pallet wood – to make simple farmhouse holiday porch signs. The rough nature of the wood gives each sign a rustic texture and makes them tough enough for indoor/outdoor use. Save money and make your own porch signs for every season – fall, winter, spring or everyday! Save money this Halloween, Christmas and Fourth of July with some old wood and a little paint!
Start a new family, fall tradition with a Harvest Home celebration! Make memories giving thanks for the harvest with this unique, annual feast for family and friends. The article includes a little history if you’re teaching a homeschool unit study, as well as a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients. Continue reading “A Homestead Harvest Home”
Here’s a quick recipe for homemade pumpkin cinnamon whipped cream to top any holiday dessert. Not only is this DIY whipped cream recipe Paleo compliant and low carb, it’s also a sneaky way to add in some vegetable to your treat. Your kids will never know because it tastes so good!
These healthy Halloween treats have no corn syrup, no granulated sugar and no chemical dyes. Instead, they’re made with vegetable coloring and honey. I think that might make them a health food, right? These make the perfect Halloween indulgence or gift for neighbors and friends. Plus, they’re so simple to make!
Host a Day of the Dead party with all the traditions of the celebration but with a healthy twist! Make these no-sugar calavaras de azucar, or low carb sugar skulls. They have no table sugar but use instead a low-carb sweetener. We even show you how to paint your skulls with naturally dyed sugar glaze!
Would you like to help your children detox from a long day of school and homestead work with a nice, hot bath? We show you simple, herbal bedtime bath teas to use daily or give as gifts. (Tip: these bath teas are great for the grown ups, too!) Here are three combinations for the best bedtime bath teas from herbs you can purchase or even grow!
Don’t forget the FREE printable gift tags at the bottom of the article – they may just have a special coupon inside.
Also below are 23 more Quick Homemade Gift Ideas!
Make your own gourmet marshmallows using organic gelatin, local honey and purchased or homegrown pumpkin. Gourmet marshmallows are an easy dessert to whip up, though they look as if you labored over them for hours. In ten simple steps you’ll have this pumpkin spiced treat for the holidays! Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows”
Using healthy sugars, organic beef gelatin and the sweet-tart flavor of apple cider, you can whip up a batch of these wassail apple cider marshmallows for a holiday treat. Bonus, there’s no corn syrup in this recipe!
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.