Category Archives: Self Sufficiency

Self-sufficiency tips to be less dependent upon others. #TexasHomesteader

Emergency Preparedness on the Homestead: Solar Oven

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Emergency preparedness for any situation is a good thing in my book. I especially plan about how to keep our homestead going when we lose electricity. 

Times such as hurricane season when I see on the news all the devastation suffered by those in the storm’s path, it brings preparedness once again to the front of my thoughts. You too?

Don't wait for a natural disaster, make a solar oven part of your preparedness kit now! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Get By Without A Corporate Paycheck (part I)

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RancherMan & I both live and work right here on our Homestead. While this lifestyle is blissful & absolutely amazing for us, it also means there’s no regularly-scheduled corporate paycheck for either of us.

We’re often asked, “How in the world do you DO IT?”

How we successfully keep our monthly income requirement LOW to be able to live w/o a corporate paycheck. Part 1 of a 2-part series! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Be Happy With ‘Enough’. The Pursuit Of… Happiness!

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It seems in our culture there’s a constant struggle for more. A larger house, a newer cell phone, a flashier car.

Of course there’s nothing wrong with pursuing the things you truly desire. But I think many times the drive for newer/bigger/better has nothing to do with things that we ourselves want.

What is the Pursuit of Happiness? Instead Of The Pursuit of More STUFF, I'm Focusing On what I have! I don't think it's healthy to constantly measure your worth with what others have. #TexasHomesteader
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Why Bother With This Homesteading Thing?

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I’ve often thought about other people’s perspectives wondering why I work so hard to provide for myself. Why strive for self sufficiency? What are my reasons?

Food production is a main driver I suppose. But homesteading encompasses providing many items for yourself, not just food. 

Are you wondering: “Why bother with this homesteading thing in the first place??!!” Well read on, dear friends.

Why bother with homesteading? Health, finance, independence and self sufficiency. #TexasHomesteader

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Do What You Love…

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When my children were growing up and wondering what they would do for a career after they were out of school, I advised them not to follow the money but instead to do what they love for a living and they’d never ‘work‘ a day in their lives

But what does that mean? Come see what it meant to me.

Do what you love for a living and you'll "Never Work A Day in Your Life". How true this wise old statement is! See what it means to me. #TexasHomesteader


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Tour Of Our 1880’s Barn, Part I

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I love our old barn. As a matter of fact it’s the main reason we decided this was the place RancherMan & I wanted to settle in and start our new Homesteading life.

We looked at many pieces of property. And there were beautiful places for sale that’s for sure.

But as RancherMan & I stood there at the cobbled-together gate and gazed over the overgrown and neglected landscape, we envisioned how wonderful our lives could be living here.

And then I saw that old barn. That old, tattered barn. And I fell in love with it. We had a contractor repair the warn & missing skin in sections of the barn. But we asked him to leave the inside – the gorgeous original barn building’s inside – completely intact.

Many people have asked about the beautiful old barn so c’mon in – join me for a tour!

D'ya ever wonder what it looks like inside an 1880's barn? Well come along with me for a tour of the inside! #TexasHomesteader

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