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About Texas Homesteader

Our Homestead is located in Northeast Texas. This blog reflects our desire to live gently on the land - gardening, home cooking, food preservation, solar cooking, saving money, etc.

Top 10 Self-Sufficiency Posts of 2021

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Are you wondering what our most popular posts of 2021 were? Well it was everything from easier homemade recipes to gardening tips to saving money and MUCH MORE.

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some good reading, y’all. I’m sharing the best of the best!

2021 Best Homesteading Posts Self sufficiency, save money, DIY #TexasHomesteader

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The Easy Way To Make Homemade Jerky

By Texas Homesteader ~

Have you priced a package of beef jerky lately? WHEW! Thankfully I’ve been very pleased at how easy and inexpensive it is to make our own meat jerky at home. We use a mixture of ground meat, seasonings and ‘cure’. You can use ground beef or strips of steak to make jerky. But we decided to make  wild-game jerky using venison and elk.

Homemade jerky made easy using ground beef or wild game meat #TexasHomesteader

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Fastest Zero-Waste Gift Wrapping Option: Using Cloth

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

What if I told you that you could not only save money on gift wrap, but your wrapping chores could be done in mere seconds as well? Furoshiki is the art of Japanese gift wrapping using reusable cloth. It’s simple enough for children to do and the results are beautiful and eco friendly too. 

Eco friendly zero waste gift wrapping using cloth and furoshiki tying. #TexasHomesteader
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