Our Low-Waste Morning Coffee

by Texas Homesteader * includes affiliate link Coffee makers have certainly gotten bigger, more expensive and much more complicated over the years.  Many people really love their specialized coffee makers with all those push-button bells & whistles, single-cup brew options, multiple brew settings and timers to have the coffee start  brewing all by itself. And […]

5 Frugal Things: Food Waste, Tree Trimming, Garden Plants, etc.

by Texas Homesteader ~  We’re all trying to save a little cash in our day-to-day lives #amiright? But here’s the thing – oftentimes it’s not a budgeting, self deprivation, do-without kinda thing. It just takes thinking outside the box sometimes. Something different than the ole status quo. For instance, this week there were several opportunities […]

A Day On The Homestead – Social Distancing Edition

by Texas Homesteader~ *contains affiliate link 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 […]

EcoBricks. What Are They? How I Use Them In The Garden.

by Texas Homesteader~  Several months ago I found a very used 100-gallon galvanized trough at our metal recycling place. It had interior rust, a few small holes & was missing the plug. So it obviously wasn’t being used to water livestock anymore. But it would be perfect for my vegetable garden. I’d love to fill […]