Happy Earth Day!

by Texas Homesteader ~
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Happy Earth Day, y’all! By now most of you know earth day is April 22nd each year. It’s a special day to highlight our environment.

Many people celebrate by doing something good for Mother Earth. Some pick up trash on the beach, some plant trees, others figure out ways to live more gently on this big, blue planet we call earth.

Happy Earth Day, y'all - it's like Mother Nature's Birthday. There are lots of gifts we can give to Mother Nature, come see my faves. #TexasHomesteader

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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

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While out tending the garden, I spied a few volunteer cilantro plants. I love cilantro and I always allow it to go to seed in the garden. Although I’m not a big fan of using coriander (aka: cilantro seed) in my cooking, it virtually guarantees that I’ll have volunteer cilantro plants in my garden the next spring.

Cilantro has a pretty short growing season. It bolts and seeds at the very first whiff of heat. Here in zone 8 that happens pretty early. So when it’s growing, I make sure to put fresh cilantro to good use. I love this Cilantro Rice recipe. And it’s so easy too!

Cilantro-Lime Rice is a quick & easy rice dish. A delightful side dish that goes with mexican meals or meatloaf, chicken, etc. #TexasHomesteader

 

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Throwback Thursday

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I love Mother Nature, that’s why I recycle LESS!

Wait, what??!

To celebrate Throwback Thursday, I’m sharing a post that’s been very popular in the past. And this post is near & dear to my heart. I’ve spent decades reducing the amount of trash produced in and for our home. Are you interested in doing the same? Come see some easy tips.

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Happy Easter. Glory, Hallelujah – He Is RISEN!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Easter celebrations may look a little different this year. But celebrate where you are! Go ahead & let the kids hunt Easter eggs in the back yard, or even in the house like we used to do when the kids were little and rain hampered an outdoors celebration.

Attend your favorite church service online and praise the Lord! Celebrating shouldn’t be a gathering this year, but it certainly  can and should still be CELEBRATING!

Gatherings may be canceled, but Easter has certainly not been canceled!

For all my Christian friends - what a glorious day today is. Happy EASTER. He Is Risen! #TexasHomesteader

For all my Christian friends – what a glorious day today is.

He Is Risen!

Happy EASTER.

~TxH~

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Learn To Recognize Family Stress

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

In our area, shelter-at-home has been ordered for all but essential reasons. Many people are feeling the pressure of being stuck at home for an extended length of time.

But as is typically the case, your perception could very well determine your outlook. Consider this:

You’re not stuck at home – you’re STAYING SAFE at home!

People are fearful & stressed. Learn to recognize stress in your family. Do what you can to find joy in your days. Seek help if needed. #TexasHomesteader

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Easiest Self-Sufficiency Steps To Take NOW!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Many have been thrown into a strange world of doing their best to stay out of the stores and away from crowds. They’re trying to figure out how to provide things for themselves that they used to be able to buy. Sometimes such a drastic change can be frightening.

But take a deep breath. Today I’ll share with you the simplest self-sufficiency steps you can take now to begin providing for your own home and family. These were the easiest steps for me when I first started on the path to Voluntary Simplicity. And if you’re just starting out I think they can help you too.

Easiest Self-Sufficiency Steps. Many are trying to provide for their families these days. Come see how to save money on groceries, necessities, and make things yourself #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Wear Your Shirt Inside Out When Painting

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You say you’ve decided to pull out that can of paint you’ve had in the shed and go ahead & repaint the bathroom? Good for you! If you’re like me, painting always (aaaaaalways) involves paint being splattered on my clothes. No matter how careful I am!

I used to dig in my closet for the oldest shirt I could find and just realize it would be relinquished to the trash after I was through painting. But one time I was painting our bee boxes and hated to ruin a shirt – even an old one – just because I needed to paint. So I got to thinking…

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16 Favorite Bread Recipes All In One Place!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

With the buying frenzy going on in many of our grocery stores these days, more and more people are having difficulty finding fresh bread. The good news is – bread can be very easy to make, even for the novice baker!

There’s a traditional light & fluffy sandwich bread, or a simple recipe for a bread machine. Heck, there’s even mix-n-pour beer bread. I thought I’d share a list of our favorite bread recipes. The links are included in each title. And there’s something for every baking skill…

Come see all our favorite bread recipes in one easy-to-read list. Traditional bread, tortillas, biscuits and more! #TexasHomesteader

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Garden Update: March

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Spring is almost here, y’all! I’ve been both planning on as well as working in my garden already. I’ve had a system in place for years for keeping weeds and grass out of my garden’s walkways, but now I actually have something to keep grass & weeds out of the planting rows too. Less weeding? Yes please! Plus it will still help to conserve moisture & also attract earthworms. SCORE! All garden goodness right there!

See what’s going on in our garden this month…

It's only March, but there's LOTS going on both in preparation of as well as in the garden. Come see what we're doing. #TexasHomesteader

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A Day On The Homestead – Social Distancing Edition

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Times are uncertain. This COVID-19 scare has us all taking precautions. Our state and local authorities have advised that we stay away from public places. It’s recommended that we practice social distancing to flatten the curve of new cases.

For RancherMan & me, that may look different than other folk’s social distancing. Come along and see what a day on the Homestead looks like during this time.

It's been recommended we all practice social distancing for a while to keep everyone healthy. Come see what a day on the homestead looks like. #TexasHomesteader

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