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How To Get By Without A Corporate Paycheck

by Texas Homesteader ~  

Financial times are tough these days… for all of us. RancherMan & I both live and work together right here on our Homestead. While this self-employed lifestyle is blissful & absolutely amazing for us, it also means there’s no regularly-scheduled corporate paycheck for either of us.

We’re often asked, “How in the world do you DO IT?”

How we successfully keep our monthly income requirement LOW to be able to live w/o a corporate paycheck. Part 1 of a 2-part series! #TexasHomesteader

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Things I No Longer Buy At The Store

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

There are many easy ways to make do with what you have, keeping you out of the stores. Good for the environment, good for my wallet!

But the thing is, it’s really easy to do, it just takes watching for places to substitute.

Things I no longer buy at the store - trash bags, cleaners, mixes, etc. #TexasHomesteader

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A Simple Dragonfly Rock Art Project For The Garden

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I made a large dragonfly rock art accent feature for my pollinator garden using graduating-sized round stones for the body and a piece of flagstone cut for the wings.

This rock art really adds some pop and visual interest to my landscape and honors my mother, a Texas Master Naturalist. (The dragonfly is the Texas chapter logo)

Dragonfly rock art made of round and flagstone rocks Master Naturalist logo. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Your Own Laundry Powder

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I make a simple but effective homemade laundry powder using just three simple ingredients. 

Now remember we live and work on a ranch so we’ve got some hefty laundry needs. We need something that will get out some pretty tough grime on very heavy fabric – denim! This formula works great for us.

Homemade laundry powder is simple to make yourself with only 3 ingredients! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Fix Crystallized Honey – Don’t Throw It Away!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s just a fact, sooner or later that delicious honey will crystallize. Is there any way to fix it? Or should you just throw it away? 

Well don’t throw it away! It’s simple to restore crystallized honey to the smooth sweetness you love. Come see how.

Honey is said to be the only food with NO expiration date. Don't throw that honey away when crystals form - save your honey for years! #TexasHomesteader

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