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Homestead Hack: Wear Your Shirt Inside Out When Painting

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

You say you’ve decided to pull out that can of paint you’ve had in the shed and go ahead & repaint the bathroom? Good for you!

If you’re like me, painting always (aaaaaalways) involves paint being splattered on my clothes. No matter how careful I am!

I used to dig in my closet for the oldest shirt I could find and just realize it would be relinquished to the trash after I was through painting.

But one time I was painting our bee boxes and hated to ruin a shirt – even an old one – just because I needed to paint.

So I got to thinking…

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Using Oats As A Cheap Substitution For Breadcrumbs

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I love a multi-purpose product, don’t you? Take oats for instance. It makes a hearty, hot & healthy breakfast option. I like to drizzle some Honey From Our Hives and maybe sprinkle a little fruit on top. Good & hearty!

But there are other things you can do with oats besides make oatmeal for breakfast.

I often grind oats into oat flour for use in my Honey/Oatmeal Sandwich Bread recipe. It’s a low-cost yet healthy substitute for the more expensive whole wheat portion of flour that I used to use. And it maintains that heartier whole-wheat feel to the bread too.

But there are still more uses for this cheap, healthy product. I often use it as a substitution for breadcrumbs!

I use oats for a healthy yet cheap substitution for breadcrumbs. Whether using in my meatloaf or coating my potato cakes, it's easy! #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Disposing of Confidential Documents

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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Sometimes you need to permanently dispose of confidential papers such as sales receipts, credit card statements, etc.

Come see how we easily dispose of confidential documents without using a shredder. And that ‘trash’ actually serves a purpose! Check out this Homestead Hack:

Come see how we easily dispose of confidential documents without using a shredder. And that 'trash' actually serves a purpose! #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: No-Mess Way To Pour Honey

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How do I keep honey pouring neat when I refuse to use those plastic squeezy-bears? Honey jars seemed too expensive but I wanted something quality and made of glass. Luckily I’ve found an awesome solution. Come check out this Homestead Hack.

I needed a way to measure small amounts of honey each day without making a mess. I decided a vintage syrup dispenser fit the bill nicely. #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Leftover Great Northern Beans

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Recently I cooked some great northern beans. They were delicious & we enjoyed them as a side dish for that evening’s meal. I served them later in the week as a quick side dish also.

But then I wondered… Is there a more exciting way to serve these beans that will have RancherMan smacking his lips?

Well yes, yes there is! Check out this Homestead Hack!

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Homestead Hack: How To Easily Open Those Stubborn Jars

by Texas Homesteader ~

Occasionally I have difficulty opening a stubborn stuck jar lid. If RancherMan is nearby I have a handy (and oh-so-handsome) jar opener right at my disposal.

But if not I still have an easy way to open those stubborn jars. And I do it using a common item in the ‘junk drawer’ right in my kitchen.

How to get that stubborn lid off of the jar? I've found an easy way using an ordinary household item. Check out this Homestead Hack! #TexasHomesteader

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