Eco-Friendly Cooking + Blog Action Day

Hello from the Herb Lady!

Hillbilly livin’ on an Amish farm has been TARRSOME but I have such exciting news: Before too long, our homesteading website will be up and running and this here Hillbilly Herb Lady will even be putting her tarred mug on YouTube! Yep, you’d better subscribe (by my feed or by email) if ya want to see that there craziness!

Today is Blog Action Day. This year’s theme is climate change — they’re trying to get the word out that us folks need to pay attention to how we’re harmin’ our purdy world. So, one of the ways you can be more eco-friendly is by using nature to grow and fix yer vittles!

If yer just a tunin’ in, you can catch up on this sustainable living talk I’ve been sharing by clicking the links right there.

  • Dome home – See the outside and inside of an eco-friendly dome home!
  • Solar greenhouse – See how ya can grow her vittles in a greenhouse with solar power!

Eco-Friendly Cookin’!

While walking around at the Sustainable Fair, I ran into this here dehydrator – it’ll dehydrate yer vittles with sun power. It’s purdy amazing!

Solar Dehydrator

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Dehydrated Yellow Squash

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Dehydrated Zucchini

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Solar Oven

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And it works! Have ya ever seen a solar dehydrator or oven? Did ya know they existed? Would you try to build yerself one, or buy one? What are you doing to help preserve our purdy world? Herb Lady wants to know what yer a thinkin’!

Want to read more on this here topic? Visit my daughter’s Blog Action Day post: Raw Juice Girl’s Eco-Friendly Living Tips!

More pictures and information comin’ in the next post!

Free Energy Fairs are Located at:
The Mid America Renewable Energy Center
9810 State Road AE
New Bloomfield, Missouri
The Marshfield Renewable Energy Center
3215 Hwy “OO”
Marshfield, Missouri
For additional information call 1.800.228.5284

Wanna see more pictures like this? How ’bout videos featuring the ole Herb Lady? The Herb Lady is comin’ to YouTube SOON! I’ll be sharing videos here that’ll knock yer holy socks off! So, be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email. Y’all come back now, fer real!

Solar Greenhouse: Eco-Friendly Living

Hey, y’all!

How’s the Herb Lady’s readers doing? Have ya built yer wood fire yet and snuggled up under yer favorite, fuzzy throw? I ain’t been cold ’cause I ain’t had time to sit down. Busy, I’ve been!

Well, I’m gettin’ caught up on what I wanted to share with ya (and I’ve been busy gettin’ new business cards and all kinds of good stuff, that I’ll be sharin’ right here soon).

Anyway, last time I told y’all about that eco-friendly dome home I seen when I went to the Sustainable Living Survival Fair.

And today I’m showing ya the solar greenhouse I saw – that’s right, solar greenhouse! Check it out fer yerself!

Solar Greenhouse

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Rainbow Chard

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Banana Tree!

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Can you imagine all the possibilities with a solar greenhouse? Look at those beautiful plants growing! What would ya grow in yer solar greenhouse? Do yahave a greenhouse? Do ya want one?

More pictures and information comin’ in the next post!

Free Energy Fairs are Located at:
The Mid America Renewable Energy Center
9810 State Road AE
New Bloomfield, Missouri
The Marshfield Renewable Energy Center
3215 Hwy “OO”
Marshfield, Missouri
For additional information call 1.800.228.5284

Wanna see more pictures like this? How ’bout videos featuring the ole Herb Lady? The Herb Lady is comin’ to YouTube SOON! I’ll be sharing videos here that’ll knock yer holy socks off! So, be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email. Y’all come back now, fer real!

Survival Fair: Sustainable Living

Hey, everbody! Herb Lady’s been busy as a bee working hard (and I DO mean HARD) at festivals and outdoor markets, selling herbs and stuff.

Sustainable livin’ is something the ole Herb Lady has been interested in for a long, long time. I’ve stared at magazines and read and re-read articles about it. I’ve worked hard toward learnin’ more about it so I can someday be self-sustainable.

A local Survival Fair recently popped up in our neck of the woods. I went, and thought you might like to see what it was like!

There’s too many pictures and too much neat stuff to share in this here one post, so I’ll share  more in the next ones. In this one, I’d like to tell ya about the eco-friendly Dome Home….

Eco-Friendly Dome Home

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Woodburning Stove

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Dome Home Loft

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Eco-Friendly Sink

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What’s so neat about this here sink is that the barrel contains rain water. Purdy neat, if I do say so myself!

Western Decorations

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Composting Toilet

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Sink

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Shower

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Back Door

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More pictures and information comin’ in the next post!

Free Energy Fairs are Located at:
The Mid America Renewable Energy Center
9810 State Road AE
New Bloomfield, Missouri
The Marshfield Renewable Energy Center
3215 Hwy “OO”
Marshfield, Missouri
For additional information call 1.800.228.5284

Wanna see more pictures like this? How ’bout videos featuring the ole Herb Lady? They’re a comin’! So, be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email. Y’all come back now, fer real!

Amish Livin’: Hillbilly Homesteading

Herb Lady MIA

You might’ve been a wonderin’ where I’ve been at lately. Well, I’ve been busy on the Amish farm I moved to! Yep, that’s right. The ole Herb Lady has gone off-the-grid and planted herself in Amish country. Amish livin’ is quite hard, I must say, but it’s an experience I’ll always cherish!

My daughter, Michele, has already made her confessions from an Amish farm on her blog.

It’s been pretty crazy livin’ without electric. So far, we have solar panels and two wind generators for power and a generator for back-up. There’s lots of sacrifice but lots of rewards, too–like signs of SPRING!

Here’s a few new additions to the family

3 Chicks

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2 ducks and a turkey (they’re a little camera shy!)

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NOTE: The chicks, ducks, and turkey are in cages with newspaper under ’em parked right in front of the woodstove ’cause on an Amish farm, there ain’t no heating lamp!

Mama (Hair) sheep and baby lamb

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Red apple tree

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Hillbilly Homestead Site Coming Soon!

We’re planning a new site that’ll share the journey on this Amish farm since the first day we got the key. Things aren’t moving as fast as we’d like. We’re on limited Internet through a USB modem and we can’t upload the videos or tons of pictures because there’s only so much usage available each month.

Yep, we could go to the coffee shop for free wi-fi but life is a wee bit busy with all the Amish type chores.

I’ll be posting here when the Amish homesteading site is live, so be sure to subscribe to my feed or by email so you’ll know when it’s ready fer ya to visit…. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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