Author Archives: Texas Homesteader

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.

How To Make Your Own Laundry Powder

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I make a simple but effective homemade laundry powder using just three simple ingredients. 

Now remember we live and work on a ranch so we’ve got some hefty laundry needs. We need something that will get out some pretty tough grime on very heavy fabric – denim! This formula works great for us.

Homemade laundry powder is simple to make yourself with only 3 ingredients! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Fix Crystallized Honey – Don’t Throw It Away!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s just a fact, sooner or later that delicious honey will crystallize. Is there any way to fix it? Or should you just throw it away? 

Well don’t throw it away! It’s simple to restore crystallized honey to the smooth sweetness you love. Come see how.

Honey is said to be the only food with NO expiration date. Don't throw that honey away when crystals form - save your honey for years! #TexasHomesteader

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Announcing: The NEW Texas Homesteader!

 by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Hey y’all – I’ve got some exciting news! After many hours behind the scenes getting set up, RancherMan & I have made finding your favorite posts SO much better for you. Be sure to check it out!

Now the Home page is separated by categories with easier-to-find tags too! 

  • Category Listing –  Just click the category name and you’ll see all related posts. Want to see beekeeping posts? BOOM! Click the beekeeping title. You’ll be taken to all our beekeeping posts!
  • Better Navigation – Our readers have spoken! When you click to read an article we’ve set the navigation to open in a new page so you won’t have to figure out how to navigate back.
  • Easier Reading– Gardening? Beekeeping? Recipes? Raising Chickens? See all the posts that interest YOU by clicking the category.
  • Categories AND Tags – Complete and easier-to-use list of both categories and tags. (Think of Categories as chapters of a book, tags the more detailed index)
  • Narrow Down Posts – Now you can narrow down that list of recipes to see main entrees or solar cooking recipes by using the tag instead of the category!
  • Easier Search Bar – If you’re reading from your cell phone, you used to have to scroll aaaaaaall the way to the bottom to search. No more! It’s near the top on our home page! 

I know y’all are gonna love it – check it out! And feel free to comment below how you like it – especially if you have suggestions to make it even better for YOU!

(Click Here To See New & Improved Texas Homesteader Page)