Laurel of Leaves with Lori Winter

Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner

What isn’t apple cider vinegar good for? For real, this stuff is probably the answer to world hunger (but I don’t pretend to know for sure). In the world of natural beauty and trying to avoid toxic chemicals, apple cider vinegar makes an incredible facial toner. It is also a serious cure all so a multi-tasker and therefore by definition - thrifty, which we like.

Rosemary Lemonade

Forget the tiny umbrella. Throw a sprig of rosemary in my lemonade and it is summertime, baby! This Rosemary Lemonade (made without any refined sugar!) is epic. Best spring or summertime drink I’ve found.

I Wonder What My Neighbors Must Think

It’s something I do wonder quite often. What must my neighbors think of my homesteading ways? Do they think I’m strange when I cut the front yard with my reel mower? What must they think when I hang all my laundry out on the clothesline?

Ditch the Lawnmower and Get a Reel One

Nope, that’s not a typo. You may not be familiar with the term reel mower, but it’s the correct name for a self-propelled mower without a motor (gas, electric, or otherwise).

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