Category Archives: Eco Friendly

My Fresh Herb-Drying Setup – No Energy Required!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I harvest fresh herbs from the garden before the first killing frost of the year. Then preserve them to use all season long.

A Facebook follower asked about my herb-drying setup. Y’all know I’m all about simplicity! So I thought I’d show the simple way I dry my fresh herbs.

Herb drying doesn't need to take any energy or special appliances. Come see my herb-drying setup. #TexasHomesteader

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Don’t Throw It Away! The Surprising Benefit Of Leaves

by Texas Homesteader~

This time of year, many are dealing with all those falling leaves. It seems they’re EVERYWHERE! But don’t send them to the landfill – oh no! They can be used to keep your garden soil healthy and suppress weeds.

That all adds up to a healthier garden with less work. What’s not to love??!

I use leaves for mulch instead of raking and bagging them and sending them to the landfill. There are lots of ways the garden benefits. #TexasHomesteader

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Different Ways I Use Soapberries For A Natural Clean

by Texas Homesteader~

I was thrilled to find a soapberry tree growing in our NE Texas property. I found it far back in a remote pasture. The berries on the tree had already turned yellow in those cool autumn days.

As a matter of fact, it was the yellow orbs that attracted my attention to the three. So I took photos of the tree, leaves, bark and the berries and sent them to my extension agent for proper identification.

She reported back that the tree was a Western Soapberry Tree (or Sapindus saponaria ssp. drummondii) 

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Top 10 Best Homesteading Posts – Yearly Roundup Edition

by Texas Homesteader ~

Back in 2013 RancherMan suggested I begin writing about our lives here on our Homestead. So we started a website and I started writing. I love sharing about our lives and glimpses into our days!

I began doing a feature at the end of each year where I share the top 10 posts that resonated with you the most, whether recipes, simple living or projects we’ve done.

I thought it would be fun to share a recap of what you readers have deemed all the most popular posts by year.  You can see each year’s top 10 homesteading posts right here in one place!

Here are the Top 10 Homesteading Posts on our page for each year since 2013. This is the yearly roundup version - each year's top 10 in one place!

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