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Using Nature For A Pretty All-Natural Tablescape

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I made a fall tablescape using natural materials typically found on the ground or in trees & bushes this time of year. The eco-warrior in me loves that this is all natural yet so beautiful.

No reason to buy something plastic or disposable to celebrate such a beautiful season. It was super easy to do, eco friendly, cost nothing and looks great. Come see what I did.

All-Natural Tablescape using nature's beauty found on nature hikes. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Paint A Texas Flag Gate – A Fun, Quick Project

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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RancherMan & I painted one of our 16-foot long gates in a Texas Flag pattern to show our Texas pride. I think the gate looks awesome.

Many were interested in how we did it – paint color choices, metal star size, etc. So today I’m happy to share how we did it.

How To Paint A Texas Flag Gate. It was a quick and enjoyable project. And I love the way our gate painted in a Texas flag design looks. #TexasHomesteader
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MYO Simple Craft Paintbrush In A Pinch

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

The other day I decided to try a gardening hack I’d read about. I wanted to paint some small rocks red to look like strawberries. The idea is to Trick Birds Away From Your Garden Strawberries.

The birds see the bright-red faux berries and decide to swoop in for a little snack. A few pecks of that rock hard ‘strawberry‘ and they decide you’re an awful gardener and move on, leaving future strawberries for your own harvest.

I already had the paint, I already had the rocks, but I didn’t have a small paintbrush. So I decided to make one on the fly.

All I  needed was a tiny scrap piece of absorbent material & an ordinary clothespin.

I needed a small craft paintbrush so I fashioned one in seconds using a piece of repurposed scrap cloth and a clothespin. #TexasHomesteader

 

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How To Trick The Birds AWAY From Your Strawberries

by Texas Homesteader ~

This is my first year to plant strawberries, y’all! I’ve included them in my Edible Landscape this year. But how do you protect fresh, ripe garden strawberries from the birds?

I’ve been reading lamentations from other gardeners about the birds stealing those strawberries riiiiiight before harvest time!

Now I don’t remember where I saw this hint (so sorry to whomever opened my eyes to this hack) but this is brilliant. I read somewhere that someone was suggesting painting rocks to look like strawberries.

I planted strawberries this year but I need to trick the birds away from eating them before I can harvest. I painted small rocks red to fool the birds. #TexasHomesteader

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