Simply Natural Saturdays

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Simply Natural Saturdays Hosts Brittany at The Pistachio Project Brittney at Brittleby’s Corner Heather at The Homesteading Hippy Featured Post   Most Popular Post from Last Week 8 Reasons to go No ‘Poo – My Darla Clementine Check out the rules in the top image and link up your natural posts! Please note that if you are chosen as a featured post… [read more]



From The Farm

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It’s been a whirlwind week here. If you follow me on Facebook at all, you will have seen pictures of our bathroom remodel. It was “supposed” to be just a new vanity and painting, but we found problem after problem with leaky plumbing, bad wiring, zero insulation and such that we wound up having to… [read more]



Fried Squash Blossoms

How to make delicious fried squash blossoms~The Homesteading Hippy

This time of year is the only time you can really get this delicious garden fresh treat…when squash is blooming, but not forming it’s fruit yet. They are so yummy, and so easy to make…you’ll have a hard time stopping and leaving some blossoms to form squash! You can use any squash you have…butternut, spaghetti,… [read more]

From The Farm

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Mother Nature can’t make up her mind. The last few weeks, we have had roller coaster weather in our area. We have gone from 80° and 67% humidity one day to 36° and 20% humidity the next. Within a 24 hour period, the temps have shifted up to 30°. It’s crazy! We have our tomatoes… [read more]



Drying and Using Dandelions

Dandelions have so many wonderful uses! Learn how to dry and use them here! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #dandelion #apothecary #lipbalm #tea

Dandelions are spring magic to me. Their Latin name is Taraxacum officinale and they are diuretic, laxative, nutritive, alkalinizer, cooling and even a digestive stimulant. The sunshiney yellow blossoms are so cheerful, so joyous that I can hardly believe that they are considered by many to be weeds. As a first food for bees and… [read more]



Making a Milking Stand for a Goat

making-a-goat-milking-stand~The HomesteadingHippy

We had a make shift milking stand for our goat until my hubby decided that was enough. It took 3 of us to milk her, one to hold her head, one to hold her grain, and one to actually do the milking. And for a little Nigerian Dwarf goat, that’s a lot of manpower. Our… [read more]



How to Keep Cool without Air Conditioning

how to keep cool without air conditioning~The Homesteading Hippy

We have survived without a central A/C unit in our home for the last 9 years. Of course, in the beginning, we tried to keep cool by adding in a couple window units, but they got to be rather expensive to run. And, didn’t really help all that much, to be fully honest. To be… [read more]

Simply Natural Saturday

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Simply Natural Saturdays Hosts Brittany at The Pistachio Project Brittney at Brittleby’s Corner Heather at The Homesteading Hippy Featured Post   Most Popular Post from Last Week My Beauty Routine for Strength and Confidence – Strength & Sunshine Check out the rules in the top image and link up your natural posts! Please note that if you are chosen as a featured… [read more]



From The Farm

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Summer is coming rapidly, and with it, rising temps. We like to stay cooler by doing things outside early or later in the day, along with plenty of trips to the lake to swim and splash around. I am looking forward to getting some strawberries locally in the next few weeks and making jam out… [read more]



Using Pinwheels as Garden Markers

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Over the years, I have tried various methods of making garden markers in our garden. From Popsicle sticks to repurposed canning jar lids, I have tried them all. For whatever reason, they never seemed to last for me and either got trampled or blown away in a storm. It was easy to tell what was… [read more]