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Tips For Fastest Cleaning For Unexpected Company

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I always feel panic when an unexpected visitor is on their way to visit. That’s when I need to incorporate the fastest tidying tactics to get our home company ready.

Thankfully it’s easy to do, I’m sharing some tips to get your home looking tidy FAST for unexpected company. 

Do you feel panic when unexpected company shows? I polled our followers to see if they felt the same. Their responses were hilarious! #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make A Large Chicken Water System For CHEAP!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Every chicken raiser knows how important clean water is for their chickens. But chickens like to scratch, sending dirt everywhere. And the water in their fount gets dirty fast.

We came up with a system that provides our chickens plenty of water and that water stays clean. We made the water system ourselves for cheap and you can too! 

How to keep Chicken's water cool and shaded using Cattle panel, shade cloth and sunflowers. #TexasHomesteader

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The Ultimate Generator Buyer Guide: 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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Tips For Hosting A Fun Yet Low-Waste Party – Eliminate Disposables & Trash

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

How do you host a fun party without all the expensive single-use items simply bound for the trash afterward?

Here are some tips for hosting inexpensive & fun yet low-waste parties. Everything from saving money, low waste dining and fun waste-free party game ideas. 

Low waste inexpensive party ideas reusable dishes, recycling, eco friendly. #TexasHomesteader


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Meal Ideas When Bringing Food For A Family

by Texas Homesteader ~  

Whether mourning a death in the family, dealing with illness or even just feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of a new baby, those going through hardships are often comforted when others bring food.

I’m sharing a list of meal ideas to consider when taking food to a family, whether for illness, grieving families or ‘just because’.

The Gift Of Food: Meal Ideas When Bringing Food To Families #TexasHomesteader

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

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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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Want A Glimpse Into Our Texas Homestead?

~ by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Years ago RancherMan & I started down this winding path to voluntary simplicity.

Red/white gingham tablecloth and denim jeans hanging on laundry line drying in the sun. #TexasHomesteader


Now I enjoy writing about our lives here on our beautiful NE Texas Homestead. There’s always something going on here!

Honeybee on sunflower collecting pollen and nectar for honey. #TexasHomesteader

On any given day there may be garden planting or food preservation tasks.

Vegetable garden in NE Texas. #TexasHomesteader

The joy of a brand new baby calf, or the fun of dealing with our quirky free-range chickens.

I'm sharing our lives here on our NE Texas Homestead. Come follow along! #TexasHomesteader

There’s cooking healthy meals from scratch and especially being careful with our precious natural resources. We’re doing so much more with less!

Air fryer fried chicken, steamed asparagus and seasoned rice. #TexasHomesteader

And of course RancherMan’s filled with inventiveness as he figures out different ways to keep our monthly expenditures low. 

It's easy to use these tips to save money. #TexasHomesteader

Oh, and I love to share the beautiful views around our homestead too.

My hope is that with this site I can inspire others who are also on a simple path.

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I love writing about our lives on our NE Texas Homestead. My hope is to inspire others also on a simple path, won't you follow along? #TexasHomesteader


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