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Our favorite articles about simple living and self sufficiency & preparedness posted on TexasHomesteader.com

When The Power Goes Down: Why We Chose A Portable Dual Fuel Generator

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

A power generator can help power your home in the event of an emergency electric outage. But we don’t rely on just one fuel option for emergencies. A dual fuel portable generator offers many benefits when the power goes out. We’ve researched it all for you – check it out.

Portable generator - dual fuel Westinghouse remote start emergency electric power. #TexasHomesteader

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A day in the Life of a Texas Homesteader

by Texas Homesteader ~

Much is going on these days here on our 100-acre Texas Homestead. We’re still dealing with a continuing gripping drought, I’m struggling to keep my fall garden going and we’re inspecting beehives & weaning calves. Come see what a day looks like for this Texas Homesteader.

Want to see what a day on a Texas Homestead is like? Come see! #TexasHomesteader

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Building A Life You LOVE With Your Own Two Hands

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Wouldn’t it be great to build a truly unique life with your own two hands?

I used to just swim with the flow of life, going where the tide carried me. But then I decided there must be much more to life.

I didn’t want to just take it as it came, I wanted to make life uniquely MINE. And you can too!

Building Life With Our Own Two Hands. Through the all the good & bad we toil for this a life we love, but we really do love this life! #TexasHomesteader

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How We Reduced Our Household Trash – A Few Simple Tips!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

We’ve managed to reduce our landfill contributions over the years by using a few simple tricks. We’ve even been able to eliminate our trash collection service and associated fees. So the result has been positive for both our budget as well as the environment.

PREcycle recycle, compost reducing landfill waste plastic trash #TexasHomesteader

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5 Frugal Things – Free Garden Soil, Inexpensive Date Night and MORE!

by ~ Texas Homesteader ~ 

This week gave me plenty of opportunities to stretch my frugal muscle. Everything from thinking outside the box for free repairs, an inexpensive date night idea, free garden soil and more.

Come see the 5 frugal things we did to save money this week. 

Come see this week's 5 frugal things to save money. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Get By Without A Corporate Paycheck – Budget-Saving Tips For Every Day

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

How do we keep our monthly income requirement LOW to be able to live this blissful life without a corporate paycheck? We’re often asked, “How in the world do you DO IT?” I’m sharing my tips below.

Part 1 of a 2-part series!

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 To Save Money & The Environment

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

There are many things that I no longer buy at the store such as cleaners, convenience mixes, garbage bags, paper goods, etc. I’m typically able to make do (quite nicely, actually) with what I already have here at home.

I’ve found it just took looking at things in a different way. Come see what I no longer buy at the store.

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

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