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Happy Mother’s Day from our Homestead to Yours!

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Happy New Year from our Homestead to yours

It’s been an amazing year here at the Homestead – our biggest accomplishment was becoming a REAL tax-exempt, 501c3 nonprofit! Hurrah! Enjoy this short video, and see you in the new year! Love the Homestead? Donate today!

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Watch this 5 minute video: Zero Waste Basics

Since committing to this Zero Waste thing…I’ve found it’s a lot harder than it looks. How about “Less Waste” for starters? One of the first things we did in our household was to say “NO!” to plastic diapers. Our 3…

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution with the Homestead: Zero Waste 2017

Spending the holidays with family in the city – away from our quiet, simple homestead in the mountains – has been a bit of a culture shock. At the homestead, we fill one kitchen-size trash can every two weeks. (Which…

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Composting in the mountains, and in the winter?

I finally did it! I finally started composting in the mountains! Composting is not only great for the environment, but it’s great for your garden, too. It provides an ample, clean source of rich soil additive for your gardens. For…

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The spirit of homesteading

Most of the content you will find at the Holistic Homestead is about the Holistic life – finding simple and natural health and well being in body, mind and soul. But what about the ‘Homestead’ part? I recently contributed an…

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Ready, set, go! A healthier YOU in 2015 starts NOW!

Making a resolution to get fit, to eat healthier, to exercise more, to live better – is the best thing you can do for yourself, for your family and for the world. (Believe it!) Committing to a healthier lifestyle is…

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Meet the family at the Holistic Homestead

One of the things I love most about this blog is my readers – YOU are the reason for the Homestead. I love your comments and questions, keep ’em coming! We’ve traded recipes, ideas and inspiration, and many of you…

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My #1 Priority: Health Literacy

According to health.gov, “Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” Why is health literacy important? Studies estimate nearly 30 million…

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delectable Dandelion, an ode to taraxacum officinale

Summer memories of my youth are filled with dandelions – I was given a 10 cents allowance for digging up dandelions and throwing them in the compost, but when no one was looking I was weaving faerie crowns with golden…

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