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How To Stay Warm When The Power Goes Out

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

How do you stay warm when the power goes out? What about keeping water pipes from freezing? Protecting septic lines?

Are generators, propane grills or gas stovetops good to use for heat in the home? Here are a few tips for keeping warm in winter’s freezing temps when the power goes out. 

How do you stay warm when the power goes out? Come see tips for keeping warm even with no power. #TexasHomesteader

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Don’t Throw It Away! The Surprising Benefit Of Leaves

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This time of year, many are dealing with all those falling leaves. It seems they’re EVERYWHERE! But don’t send them to the landfill – oh no! They can be used to keep your garden soil healthy and suppress weeds.

That all adds up to a healthier garden with less work. What’s not to love??!

I use leaves for mulch instead of raking and bagging them and sending them to the landfill. There are lots of ways the garden benefits. #TexasHomesteader

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Repurposed Coffee Can For Deep Soak Watering To Conserve Water

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

We are always looking for ways to repurpose empty coffee cans. I’ve found a way to use them in the vegetable garden to conserve water. Perfect!

Keeping plants watered during the hot, dry Texas summers requires some consideration for sure. Come see my conservation tips.

A repurposed coffee can can be used for deep soak watering in the garden. It conserves water while allowing water to slowly drip. #TexasHomesteader

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