What do you give the woman who lives a simple life?
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1. One thing I really appreciate in the winter is a tank de-icer (affiliate link) that keeps the horses' water trough from freezing. Breaking ice with a sledge hammer is not my idea of fun. I refill the dogs' and chickens' waterers from this tank as well. There are several types of heaters and de-icers, so be sure to get the right kind. My Rubbermaid water trough requires a caged tank de-icer.
2. A bucket of wheat berries and a grain mill such as the Wonder Junior Deluxe Grain Mill (affiliate link). A grain mill gives you control over the quality of the food your family eats as well as boosting your preparedness and self-sufficiency.
3. A mortar and pestle is handy to grind herbs and spices. I also use mine to grind my Himalayan pink salt into a finer consistency (affiliate link).
4. I love my Sloggers (affiliate link), a brand of low-top rubber shoes. I wear mine in the garden and the barnyard, and in all weather except deep snow, but they do make boots as well as shoes. Sloggers come in many colors and patterns, and are so easy to rinse off with a garden hose. Mine are two years old and are still in excellent condition (although a bit dusty), unlike the cheap rubber boots I used to buy that never lasted through the winter. How about some warm winter socks to go with these?
5. A mushroom log to grow mushrooms at home. Add a book such as The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms. (affiliate links)
6. Learn how to grow a more-productive garden all year round with books such as Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman, The Year Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour, or Saving Seeds: The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds by Marc Rogers. (affiliate links)
7. And for the produce from that year-round garden, a food dehydrator will preserve the garden's bounty. I use the L'Equip (affiliate link) and love it. Another excellent brand is the Excalibur. (affiliate link)
8. A Solar Bag water purifier - just fill with water, hang the bag in a place that's open to the sky, and in a few hours the water is pure and safe to drink. The bag holds 3 liters of water at a time and is reusable up to 500 times. (affiliate link)
9. Woolen dryer balls from Sandra at Clearwater Farm, one of our weekly Our Simple Homestead blog hop co-hosts. Woolen dryer balls are a natural alternative to using chemical-laden dryer sheets.
The bonus stocking stuffer ideas I promised you, some fun, some practical:
11. Print out her favorite verse of Scripture in a fancy font on pretty paper (or by hand if you can do calligraphy) and frame it.
12. A jar of natural udder balm for her goats or cow. Need a recipe so you can make it yourself? Here's one from the Prairie Homestead.
13. A canning chart magnet from Pantry Paratus. (affiliate link)
14. Download this FREE Pantry Checklist printable and have it laminated to use over and over. Take stock of what's in the pantry, know how many jars are left, and be reminded to rotate stock. (affiliate link)
What's your idea of a perfect homestead gift? I hope you'll leave a comment and share a gift you'd love to receive.
You might also enjoy:
Gift Ideas from the Homestead
10 Gifts for the Homestead Woman
The Third Annual Gift Guide for the Homestead Woman
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