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How To Paint A Texas Flag Gate – A Fun, Quick Project

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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RancherMan & I painted one of our 16-foot long gates in a Texas Flag pattern to show our Texas pride. I think the gate looks awesome.

Many were interested in how we did it – paint color choices, metal star size, etc. So today I’m happy to share how we did it.

How To Paint A Texas Flag Gate. It was a quick and enjoyable project. And I love the way our gate painted in a Texas flag design looks. #TexasHomesteader
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Living Life With NO REGRETS!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Most mornings RancherMan & I engage in what I consider to be an intense conversation about any number of hot-button social topics.

In the past these topics have included religion, law, politics, elections, etc. (groan…)

Thankfully most of the other’s thoughts are met with an energetic nod and the words “Exactly!”.

So we’re typically on the same page but WHEW! Intensity sometimes reigns at during these conversations!

But a recent topic? Life’s regrets.

Living Life With NO REGRETS! Quietly going about the natural rhythm of my days in ways that make sense to me - not some corporate head #TexasHomesteader

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A Day on the Homestead: New Calf Needs Our Help!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I usually make plans for the day and work towards implementing them to keep things running smoothly. And then things change. Wanna see what a day on our Texas Homestead is like?

I’d already made all the preparations for my homemade Chicken & Dumplings supper. The cooked chicken was pulled from the freezer and the dumpling dough made in advance & stored in the fridge. Heck even the Homemade Broth was made & canned weeks ago. So all my advance preparations meant that supper tonight would be quick & easy. But then…

Join us for a Day on our Homestead. A first-calving heifer calved but didn't know what to do with her baby calf. Time was of the essence, they needed our help! #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!

~TxH~

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What Working At Home Really Means (And What It DOESN’T)

by Texas Homesteader ~

When RancherMan & I bought this little piece of paradise several years ago, we were still commuting to Dallas every weekday for our corporate jobs. I was finally able to convince my boss to allow me to telecommute three times each week. Sweet

Hearing the radio drone on & on about the horrific traffic jams that were always present in my typical route, I’d simply grab a cup of coffee & ‘log in’ on my computer.

Commute Time: 2 minutes!  🙂

But I was always super sensitive about the perception to my in-office cohorts regarding my working from home. I went out of my way to make sure my all my work efforts were very clearly visible. Plus I was always instantly available by office video chat.

And I purposely worked many more hours than I was being paid forjust to be fair. Oftentimes I worked well into the night and on weekends too.

Still I felt there was a false perception by my coworkers regarding the time I put in for my employer.

Working At Home often gives others the false perception that you have lots of free time. Whether self employed, homeschooler or stay-at-home parent, it's hard work! #TexasHomesteader

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