Tag Archives: Holidays

Top 10 Self-Sufficiency Posts of 2021

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Are you wondering what our most popular posts of 2021 were? Well it was everything from easier homemade recipes to gardening tips to saving money and MUCH MORE.

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some good reading, y’all. I’m sharing the best of the best!

2021 Best Homesteading Posts Self sufficiency, save money, DIY #TexasHomesteader

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The Easy Way To Make Homemade Jerky

By Texas Homesteader ~

Have you priced a package of beef jerky lately? WHEW! Thankfully I’ve been very pleased at how easy and inexpensive it is to make our own meat jerky at home. We use a mixture of ground meat, seasonings and ‘cure’. You can use ground beef or strips of steak to make jerky. But we decided to make  wild-game jerky using venison and elk.

Homemade jerky made easy using ground beef or wild game meat #TexasHomesteader

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Fastest Zero-Waste Gift Wrapping Option: Using Cloth

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

What if I told you that you could not only save money on gift wrap, but your wrapping chores could be done in mere seconds as well? Furoshiki is the art of Japanese gift wrapping using reusable cloth. It’s simple enough for children to do and the results are beautiful and eco friendly too. 

Eco friendly zero waste gift wrapping using cloth and furoshiki tying. #TexasHomesteader
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Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Do you remember old fashioned cornbread dressing? Some people call it dressing others call it stuffing. But whatever you call it – it’s moist, dense yet fluffy and flavorful. Oh yeah, THAT dressing! It’s beyond simple to make yourself. It starts with a day-old pan of cubed & air-dried cornbread. Then magic happens.

Old Fashioned Southern Cornbread dressing stuffing in cast iron skillet. #TexasHomesteader

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Pre-Cook Your Turkey So You Can Enjoy The Holiday TOO!

by Texas Homesteader ~

What if I told you that you could serve that traditional meal at your family holiday gathering including a roasted turkey and not be shackled to the kitchen jumbling messy greasy turkey-cooking pans instead of enjoying the holiday with your family? 

Yes, it’s true. This has been game-changing in my Homestead kitchen. Check it out!

Instead of being stuck in the kitchen roasting a holiday turkey and wrestling greasy pans, see how I significantly simplify the holidays! #TexasHomesteader

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Gift Ideas For Dad – RancherMan-Approved Gifts

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

In thinking about gift ideas for dad, I asked RancherMan to share his opinion. What do dads really want???

He listed several things in many price ranges, which was helpful. Here’s a list of gifts he thinks would please any dad.

You can click the link or the photo for each item to get further details.

Gift Ideas For Dad #TexasHomesteader

(NOTE: If you need a little more inspiration a helpful, categorized Amazon list is included at the end of this post for your convenience)

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