Category Archives: Self Sufficiency

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

How To Get Around HOA’s Rules For Voluntary Simplicity

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Yes, you can still live the simple life, even in an HOA. I’m sharing simple ways you might go ahead & live the simple life within HOA restrictions and hoping others will share what’s worked for them. What HOA restrictions have you been able to balance to continue strolling down a simple-life path? Weigh in and help others!

You want to live the simple country life, but you're living in an H.O.A.? There are still LOTS of ways to live simply, even in an HOA. Come see these tips. #TexasHomesteader

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Voluntary Simplicity & Self Reliance

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Self reliance and voluntary simplicity equals power. The advertising moguls would have you believe that you need them to do things for you – that many of those convenience items are just too complicated or time consuming for you to be able to do them for yourself.

Don’t buy into it! I’ve found that when I practice Voluntary Simplicity and Self Reliance that I feel empowered. 

Empowered to do more, and to do for myself better and cheaper than they can and certainly with a greener footprint.  

What in particular brought me to this realization? Read on, dear friends.

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We’ll Get To It When We Get To It…

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Recently North Texas was hit with a powerful icy winter storm. Our area was hit especially hard. The ice built up so heavily on every outside surface that many large tree limbs were sent crashing under their icy weight. Even entire large trees were laid over, massive root ball and all. And any trees that were left standing are severely damaged.

The devastation was pretty harsh but thankfully it was also relatively localized. The town just 8 miles from us had little to no ice on the road 24 hours later. Although there was some ice on the trees in this nearby town & I’m sure some light power outages as well, they were back to business as usual pretty quickly.

Our utility company Sharyland let us down during a winter weather emergency. #TexasHomesteader

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