My Urban Homestead (noun): A St. Louis City based urban homestead focused on creating a more sustainable lifestyle and planet.

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Laundry Pods

I love having all natural laundry pods that save money and clean clothes just as well as store bought pods. Recipe: 1 cup washing soda 1 cup baking soda 1 cup Castile soap 1/2 cup white vinegar 15-20 drops essential oils Directions: 1. Add the Castile soap, washing soda, and baking soda to a largeContinue reading “Laundry Pods”

Seed Starting Mix

I can’t believe it but it’s already time to start seeds! Even in January, we need to start growing seedlings indoors that will later be transplanted outside. In order to start seeds indoors, you 1) need a seed starting grow set up and 2) you need a seed starting mix. Your seed starting mix hasContinue reading “Seed Starting Mix”

Winterizing the Coop

We had a very late start to the cold times here in St. Louis, MO, so I didn’t do the full winterizing until this past week. I’ll explain what I mean by full and partial later in this post. I tend to not do full winterizing until the temps are below 40 degrees on aContinue reading “Winterizing the Coop”

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