How to Host a Farm Tour for Kids l Rules, crafts, ideas l urban homestead friendly l Homestead Lady (.com)

How to Host a Farm Tour for Children

How to Host a Farm Tour for Kids l Rules, crafts, ideas l urban homestead friendly l Homestead Lady (.com)  It’s always amazing to me how fascinated children are when they visit the homestead.  They love the vegetable beds, the goats, the fruit trees, the chickens and, of course, the bees. (They’re stinging insects, duh).

Interested in networking with the awesomest group of future homesteaders around?  Well, here’s how to host a farm tour for children!  FYI, this post includes experienced advice, tutorial links and free downloads.   Continue reading “How to Host a Farm Tour for Children”

How to process raw honey with an extractor

How to process raw honey with an extractor l Homestead LadyThe first-first thing I want to say is, read the directions to learn how to process raw honey with an extractor.  It’s such a basic step and one I too often neglect in my zeal to try a new thing!  We’ve processed quite a bit of honey over the years but this was our first time using a honey extractor and, may I just say, hallelujah!  Can I get an amen?!!  Here it is, how to process raw honey with an extractor… Continue reading “How to process raw honey with an extractor”

DIY Compost Tea Bucket

DIY Compost Tea Bucket www.homesteadlady.comHomestead Gentleman speaks (yes, I let him have his say every now and then!):

Have you ever thought what your garden would order at the local snooty organic restaurant?  Maybe some fresh rain water to drink for starters, then some sunshine as an appetizer?  Most definitely the main course would have to be Chicken Poop Soup…

Here is our DIY Compost Tea Bucket design that you can easily make in a matter of a few minutes with the right tools and parts from your local home improvement store. Continue reading “DIY Compost Tea Bucket”

Orphaned Alpaca Rescue Care l Basic tips for caring for an orphaned cria l Homestead Lady.com

Basic Care for an Orphaned Alpaca

Losing an animal is one of the hardest parts about this homesteading lifestyle.  But what do you do when a mother passes and leaves you an orphaned alpaca?  Here are some basic cria care tips – from changing a diaper to bottle feeding – for your orphaned alpaca.  Orphaned Alpaca Rescue Care l Basic tips for caring for an orphaned cria l Homestead Lady.com

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Green Fun: Candle Making for Kids Parties

Are you trying to find activities and crafts for family fun times that are a little more green and a little less wasteful?  Honestly, how many toys and packages do my kids really need to celebrate their birth every year?!  Making candles with children may sound too difficult, but just read through this tutorial on Candle making for Kids Parties with an open mind.  With a little effort and a little mess, your kids could be celebrating their next event with this satisfying green craft.  

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