Making cloth pads is an easy, affordable, and sustainable choice for women. Using several layers of flannel material and sew-on snaps, you can either hand stitch or use a conventional sewing machine to complete the project. For washing, simply soak and rinse a few times before adding to your regular laundry loads.
I was born and raised on a dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin until I was 8 years old. I always had a strong connection with the environment and wanted to live off the land. At college, I met my future husband and together we have learned self-sufficiency skills and now have a country home, barn, and 17 acres where we can expand what we know and live more independently. Together we are passing down our knowledge to our 5 year old son who tags along with us in all of our adventures. Chickens, honeybees, a large organic garden (50 x 100 ft.), 41 fruit trees, and 53 fruit bushes complete our homestead and keep us busy. We are constantly adding on to our homestead and learning more ways to live self sufficiently.
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