Use WhatCha Got: Repurposing To Simplify Kitchen tasks

by Texas Homesteader ~ My baby sis knows that I reuse various containers.  So she’s always checking with me before she sends something to the recycling bin. The other day she held up an empty container of Parmesan cheese (like you sprinkle on pizza) and asked if I’d like to have the empty container.   RancherMan HATES […]

Homestead Hack: Use All Of Your Spray Cleaner

by Texas Homesteader ~ Cleaning – we’ve all gotta do it #amiright??!!  My favorite cleaner is much simplified from my younger days.  Back  then I’d prance down the highly-scented cleaning aisle picking up whichever cleaner spray had the most eye-catching label.  But I recently wrote about how cleaning has become complicated.  So my cleaner of […]

Homestead Hack: Use Residual Heat To Dehydrate

by Tammy Taylor *affiliate link OK by now y’all know I’m a dehydrating fool!  I bought my dream appliance, an *Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator and I think I’m in love!  I’ve put that thing through the paces, dehydrating all kinds of fruits and veggies. And I’ve even made Italian-flavored tomato leather to just roll out and […]

Use What Ya got – MYO Tractor Canopy Cover

by Texas Homesteader We have two tractors, a 55 hp Mahindra for the big jobs and an older and smaller 32 hp Ford 1910 tractor for mowing, disking, etc.  RancherMan usually hops on the newer big-boy tractor with the higher horsepower and front-end loader to do the rough stuff. And I happily allow him those […]

How To Make A Denim Dish-Carrier Using Old Jeans

by Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate link I’m pretty eco-conscious, shunning excessive or unnecessary trash wherever possible. Even when RancherMan & I go out to eat, I bring a small lidded glass dish into the restaurant with me to hold my leftovers. That keeps me from having to accept their Styrofoam packaging. But one of […]