I'm excited to have a tropical homesteader visiting the blog today-- Kris Bordessa of Attainable Sustainable. I'll have to give this idea a whirl with my store-bought bananas, since growing them on our Wyoming homestead is pretty much out. ;) Here on the Island of Hawaii, we're fortunate to be able to grow our own bananas. I know, right?? But no matter how many bananas my guys can Hoover, it's still difficult to work our way through a … [Read more...] about Dehydrating Bananas: Easy Tutorial
Archives for December 2014
If I had an unlimited supply of stamps... I'd send each and every one of you a personalized card from me... But I'm afraid licking all those envelopes would be a super-human task, considering there are over 37,000 of you who subscribe via email, and hundreds of thousands of others who visit each month. So hopefully a virtual card will suffice. Just pretend it arrived in your mailbox and a bunch of glittery-confetti stuff spilled out on … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas!
By Stacy Karen, contributing writer Coffee and cocoa are a delightful combination when it comes to a warm beverage. Turns out, it's a great mix for natural body care, too! Body scrubs are a fantastic way to remove dead skin cells and brighten skin, giving it a more youthful and vibrant appearance and a softer smoother feel. Coffee body scrubs are especially invigorating and enjoyable to apply. Most body scrubs are made by mixing two … [Read more...] about Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe
The chore list of a busy homestead mom: Making sure the animals are fed and watered? Check. Making sure the kids are at least partially clothed? Check. Making sure there is something semi-edible on the table for supper? Check. Making sure the floors are mopped? Probably not... Making homemade candy? Yeah right. I don't have the patience to make homemade candy anyway-- the incessant stirring, the monotonous dipping, and those darn … [Read more...] about Homemade Peppermint Patties