Tag Archives: Environment

Easy Homemade Applesauce A Delicious Zero-Waste Treat

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Applesauce is a staple in my Homestead kitchen. But even though I use it often I don’t buy it, oh no! It’s super easy and nearly effortless to make your own applesauce.

And the lowly slow cooker makes it so easy too. Check it out!

EASY HOMEMADE SLOW-COOKER APPLESAUCE recipe shared at Mother Earth News - it's easy to make homemade applesauce with fresh apples! #MotherEarthNews #TexasHomesteader

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How To Grow Your Own Plastic-Free Scrub Sponge

By Texas Homesteader ~      

I love to grow luffa gourds (some spell it loofah) in my garden. There are so many things you can do with these large gourds! Recently I harvested a large crop of luffa from the garden and decided to make a flat scrubby luffa kitchen sponge with some of them.

But how do I take this large fibrous gourd and make it into a hard-working scrub sponge? Well you’re really not gonna believe how easy this is!

Luffa (or loofah) gourd can be grown in the garden and used for an all-natural biodegradable and compostable kitchen scrub sponge. #TexasHomesteader

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Simple Composting Guide for A Healthy Garden

by Texas Homesteader
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Black gold, gardeners delight, compost – it’s all the same thing. And making your own compost is simple.

But how do you make compost? What can be composted and what cannot? What kind of container do you put it in? 

There are lots of different answers and methods to those questions.   Let’s start with the container.

Compost is very easy to make at home as long as you're mindful of the greens/browns balance. Come see how we make our own black gold! #TexasHomesteader

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Tips For Hosting A Fun Yet Low-Waste Party

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

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You say you’re hosting a party for family and friends but hate all the waste you know it will produce? Well worry not, there are easy ways to host a low-waste party.

My family gathers here at the Homestead every year to celebrate something we’ve named ‘RanchFest’. It’s held on the anniversary of the date RancherMan & I purchased our little piece of NE Texas paradise. But in our family we all consider it our own little family reunion.

I’ve found there are a few things to remember that are easy to implement and it makes a HUGE difference in the amount of trash our gathering ends up producing. Maybe you can use some of these tips at your own gathering too.

Easy tips to throw a low-waste or zero-waste party for cheap. #TexasHomesteader

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7 Easy Ways To Live A More Zero-Waste Life

by Texas Homesteader~

Are you interested in the zero-waste path? Do you wonder just where to start? Feeling a little overwhelmed?

Well don’t worry, living a more zero-waste lifestyle doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. None of us can truly be ZERO waste, ya know? 

It’s important to remember that like most things, it’s not an ‘all or nothing‘ decision. You can pick & choose the areas most important to you and still make a real impact.

The beautiful thing about edging toward zero waste? Most of the time it typically actually SAVES you money! Here are some simple tips to effortlessly reduce your waste each & every day.

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