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”

Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com

Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe

Pumpkin is a great vegetable to preserve whether you’re overwintering in a pantry, canning chunks or dehydrating chips or pumpkin leather.  It’s so versatile in your food storage program!  For space saving and ease of use, I  really enjoy dehydrating a lot of my pumpkin harvest.  Let me show you how to dehydrate pumpkin AND make a pie out it. Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe”

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden l DIY Grape Vine Garland Tutorial plus more DIYs l Homestead Lady.com

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden

Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year?  Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts?  Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year.  Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden l DIY Grape Vine Garland Tutorial plus more DIYs l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Upcycled Gifts from the Garden”