Category Archives: Eco Friendly

Eco-Friendly, earth friendly steps everyday.

How To Reduce Food Waste & Save Money Too!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

When you think about food waste do you think about that small uneaten bit you scraped off the kids’ plates last night? Well it’s true that’s part of food waste. But it’s far more reaching than that. 

Want to know a shocking statistic? According to the USDA, in the United States alone 30% to 40% of our food is wasted. WHAT??! That’s crazy, how can that be?? 

The real cost of food waste - wasted food and money, rotting pears #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Your Own Fertile Soil For Garden Beds

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s super easy & very cheap to build larger amounts of garden soil the lazy gardener way. I’m using a combination of natural methods, blending both Hügelkultur and lasagna sheet mulching methods for my raised beds.

The benefits are many including reduced costs to build beds, reduced effort to maintain beds and much increased soil fertility and drought resistance. Don’t worry, it’s EASY!

Make your own garden soil hugelkultur sheet mulching raised beds eco friendly #TexasHomesteader

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How To Save Money On Groceries -12 Easy Tips

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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I’m sharing 12 easy tips to save on groceries. Most of these tips are good for  your budget AND the environment. And it doesn’t get any easier than this – there are many super simple ways to make the most of your food dollars.

Homestead pantry stocked with food in glass jars. #TexasHomesteader

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15+ Homemade Zero-Waste Options For A More Natural Clean

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Are you looking to easily make your own simple homemade cleaning products from items you already have in your home? Homemade cleaners are typically cheaper, more eco friendly and result in much less chemicals in your home too.

I’m sharing how I make everything from laundry products to body products to a non-toxic scrubbing powder. Check out this long list of homemade cleaning products!

Natural home cleaning - make your own cleaning products and save. Bee in purple flower wild clover blossom #TexasHomesteader

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