Tag Archives: Fall

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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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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Halloween Decorating – Homestead Style!

by Texas Homesteader ~

We don’t typically decorate for Halloween, but the weaning calves weren’t hearing of it.

We weren't going to decorate for Halloween but the calves would't hear of it. They presented their own rendition of 'Spooky Haybale' #TexasHomesteader

They did their own rendition of ‘Spooky Hay Bale’.

Good job, kids!


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September 11th, 2001 – Where Were You?

by Texas Homesteader

September 11th, 2001, a day most Americans were changed forever.  I worked at an international trade association and they held a huge convention each year in September. 

As the Director of Administrative Services, it was part of my job to attend this convention each year along with other executives of our association. It’s a huge amount of work and it takes many hands to assure a smooth successful convention.

This year the convention was in Florida. So I packed the night before to make sure I can get to the airport the next day to make my early-morning flight. 

Little did I know this day would change my life and the lives of all my fellow Americans forever!

September 11th, 2001. Little did I know this day would change my life and the lives of all my fellow Americans forever! Where were you? #TexasHomesteader

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Cute Decorative Pillow Made With A Flannel Shirt

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Fall is here, y’all! Now I know some folks relish in changing the décor for their homes or porch with each changing season. Although it looks great, seasonal décor changing has never appealed to me. I guess I’m just not a Pinterest-worthy decorator.  LOL

But still, there’s just something about the arrival of cool temperatures after a long, blisteringly-hot summer…  I started getting the hankering for some cute flannel and/or plaid accents.

So I thought it would be fun to make flannel-shirt decorative pillows for our guest bedroom. It was easy, even for my novice sewing skills. And here’s the kicker: I use those decorative pillows in my guest bedroom to store my spare sheets. It would be a great place to stash the grandchildren’s PJ’s and what not I think too. Clever, no?

I made some cute decorative throw pillows for our guest bedroom from repurposed flannel shirts. And I use them to store our spare sheets! #TexasHomesteader

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5 Delicious Recipes To Preserve Fresh Apples

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Every year my aunt shares with us the abundance from her very productive apple tree. She always goes through quite a bit of effort to make sure I have all the apples I can possibly tote back home!

But in the end RancherMan & I hauled back all we could fit into our small car. I’ll not let any of them go to waste – I set out to preserve all those beautiful apples! 

It was a lot of work I’m not gonna lie. But after some time in the kitchen preserving them we have plenty of apple deliciousness in the pantry. Want to see some of the things I was able to do with them?

Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve fresh apples. #TexasHomesteader

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