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How to Dye Eggs Naturally for Easter

How to Dye Eggs Naturally for Easter

The tradition of dyeing Easter eggs goes way back, most likely even before Easter itself, to pagan times when spring celebrations included decorating eggs as a symbol of rebirth. For me personally, the ritual goes back to the sixties, a kitchen table covered with...

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The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living Enters the World

The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living Enters the World

So here we are.  The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living is at long last coming into the world. It's been a longer project than it started out to be, but isn't that often the case? It wasn't the writing of it that took a while. That part came fairly quickly and easily a...

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Lady Farmer Spring Playlist

Lady Farmer Spring Playlist

Tune in to our spring playlist to usher in the new season! While everything changes around us, we hope these songs remind you that there is still so much to look forward to – like flowers, and sun, and every day that passes is one day closer to when we’ll all be able to gather again.

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Slow Living Challenge – Week #5 – Nature

Slow Living Challenge – Week #5 – Nature

It's a widely accepted and well studied notion that our modern way of life has created a disconnect between humans and the natural world, and this affects our health and well-being. Our direct interaction with the sun and wind, the weather, the seasonal shifts, water...

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Slow Living Challenge – Week #4 – Time

Slow Living Challenge – Week #4 – Time

Today marks the return of Daylight Savings Time for much of the country, and the whole thing about losing an hour and gaining it back in the fall. Isn't it odd how whatever time the clock says, is only what everyone has agreed it's going to be? Let's talk about time....

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Slow Living Challenge – Week #3 – Slow Spaces

Slow Living Challenge – Week #3 – Slow Spaces

How can we cultivate surroundings that deeply nurture our health and well-being? At Lady Farmer, we talk a lot about how as a culture and as humans, we've lost so much of our connection to the sources of our daily needs - our food, our clothing, our shelters and tools...

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Tenets of Meal Planning with Megan Barr

Tenets of Meal Planning with Megan Barr

This post is written by Megan Barr, a true Lady Farmer and co-owner of Abraham's Table Farm in Sandstone, Minnesota. Read more about Megan and her farm at the bottom of this post! I regularly experience tension concerning meal planning. I love it, and at the same...

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Slow Living Challenge – Week #2 – Slow Food

Slow Living Challenge – Week #2 – Slow Food

This week, we're talking about food, but not just any food. We're taking a look at real food, what it is, and why it's important and how you can bring more of it into your life. So what what is slow food to you? Does that mean a home cooked meal? Hand grown veggies? A...

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Slow Living Challenge – Week #1 – Slow Fashion

Slow Living Challenge – Week #1 – Slow Fashion

The apparel industry is a leading source of pollution on the planet. Staggering amounts of water are used to make a single t-shirt that’s flown all over the globe for different stages of production before hitting some chain retail shelf for a few dollars. Hands that...

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Textiles 101: Fiber Content

Textiles 101: Fiber Content

Like most, you probably have a general idea of fiber content in clothing. We all are aware of most popular fibers such as cotton and polyester, but do you know where these materials come from? Could you look at what you’re wearing right now and identify what the fabric it’s made of?

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