Posts Tagged“homestead”

Knitting face cloths can be a simple and relaxing project for the beginner or seasoned homesteader. They are quick and easy to knit up, and make practical yet beautiful gifts.   Of course, they are very useful around your own home as well.  I like to use 100% Australian cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills in Victoria, Australia.   They have a great range of beautiful quality Australian cotton and wool, which is very reasonably priced. One 200g ball of cotton would make around 8 (or more) of my face cloths.  Pattern Using 4ply cotton and 4mm needles, cast on 46 stitches. Knit…

I guess simple living means different things to all of us, but for me there are some key ingredients. The top of my list would be slowing down long enough to examine your life and to think about why and how you do things. Is the urgent keeping you from ever thinking about the important? I would urge you to make yourself a cup of tea and sit down with a pen and paper and think about what will matter in 5 or 10 years time. Slowing down long enough to think about whether the latest purchase will buy peace…

gfbananamuffins

Banana muffins are a wonderful use for over-ripe bananas, in fact the more sorry looking, the better!  These muffins are both simple and delicious.  Next time you have some over-ripe bananas give them a whirl, you’ll be very pleased with the results.  Either regular SR flour or gluten free flour works equally well, so feel free to use whichever suits you and your family.  I find the Aldi brand “Has No” gluten free flour yields excellent results and is very economical.  The recipe also works well as a loaf cake, just adjust the cooking time accordingly. These muffins also freeze…