Category Archives: Holidays

Holidays, gift ideas, food tips, etc.

Gift Ideas For Dad – RancherMan-Approved Gifts

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

In thinking about gift ideas for dad, I asked RancherMan to share his opinion. What do dads really want???

He listed several things in many price ranges, which was helpful. Here’s a list of gifts he thinks would please any dad.

You can click either the link or the photo for each item to get further details.

Gift Ideas For Dad #TexasHomesteader

(NOTE: If you need a little more inspiration a helpful, categorized Amazon list is included at the end of this post for your convenience)

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What Is The Definition Of ‘Mother’? Lessons I’ve Learned

by Texas Homesteader ~

I’ve learned some important lessons about motherhood. I’ve learned it’s much more than being the woman giving birth to a child. Much more!

Not all mothers were present at their child’s birth. There are some amazing moms out there – whether biological moms who have been there from day one to moms who came into their child’s life later.

There are adoptive moms, grandmothers raising their grandchildren and so many more.

What I've learned about being a mom. You don't have to give birth to that child to be his mother. #TexasHomesteader

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Inexpensive Gift Ideas For The Eco-Conscious Mom

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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Is your mom environmentally aware? Does she love being gentle with this gorgeous earth we call home? Well you’re in luck, I’ve assembled a quick list of inexpensive gift ideas to spoil your crunchy, eco-friendly mom this year. Gifts mom will love – c’mon & see!

Gift ideas for the eco-conscious mom #TexasHomesteader

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Snowman Treat Jar Makes A Quick, Fun Gift

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Here’s a cute Christmas gift idea. A snowman treat jar. It comes together in minutes using repurposed materials. I filled an oversized peanut butter jar with inexpensive homemade sweet trail mix. Paint on black buttons, tie on a scarf and you’re done!Last-Minute Christmas gift idea - Snowman Treat Jar - fill a repurposed jar with sweetened popcorn, peanuts, etc. Wrap a scarf & paint some buttons. #TexasHomesteader

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Natural Wax-Dipped Pinecone Fire Starters

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Wax-dipped pinecone fire starters make starting a fire easy. They look pretty in a basket and make great gifts too. These are for our own use, but they make wonderful, inexpensive and very functional gifts.

Waxed Pinecone fire starters made by dipping pinecones in wax #TexasHomesteader

 

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How To Spatchcock & Smoke A Turkey With Pecan Wood

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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Have you heard of cooking a chicken ‘spatchcock’ style? That’s simply where you open the whole chicken and spread it out flat. It cooks much faster that way.

But we were wondering if we could do the same thing with a larger bird. Perhaps our holiday Turkey? So we sat out to experiment.

Spatchcock smoked turkey cooks much faster than a whole bird traditionally roasted in the oven. The flavor is deep and delicious. #TexasHomesteader

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United States of America – Happy Independence Day!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Independence Day America! A hearty "THANK YOU" goes out to all who have served our country, both past & present. #TexasHomesteader

As we celebrate the Independence of our beloved country, let’s pause and remember:

It’s the Land of the Free

BECAUSE of The Brave!

A hearty Texas Homesteader “THANK YOU” goes out to all who have served our country, both past & present.

~TxH~

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