Homestead Hack: Propping Tender Seedlings

by Texas Homesteader ~  Here in NE Texas (zone 8) I typically plant heirloom seeds in my ‘Indoor Greenhouse’ in February and transplant those heirloom seedlings into my garden after the danger of frost has passed. But when I place my tender seedlings in the garden I need to find a way to protect them […]

Homestead Hack: Keep That Broccoli Fresh!

by Texas Homesteader ~  I’m sharing an easy tip to keep broccoli fresh and crisp for several days during its storage in your refrigerator. It’s simple old-time wisdom I learned from my grandmother years ago. If you’re wondering how to keep that fresh broccoli crisp for days, check out this Homestead Hack.

Homestead Hack: Hiding Ugly Planters in Winter

by Texas Homesteader ~ It was gonna get into the low 20’s overnight so I brought in 6 plants I’d had outside.  At least they’d be safe from the cold.  But they were planted in repurposed red plastic coffee cans. I needed to put them at a southern window in our guest bedroom.  But ugh, […]

Homestead Hack: Saving Your Fingernails When Cleaning

by Texas Homesteader ~ We’ve all been there.  You scrub & scrub your stove but that tiny little stuck-on piece is being stubborn.  You scratch at it with your fingernail to dry to dislodge it.  But since your hands have been in the water, those fingernails don’t have the same ooomph as when they’re dry. […]