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Calling All Homesteading or Simple Living Blogs!

~by Texas Homesteader ~

 

Recently I had a follower on my  Facebook Page share an interesting thought. They’re not located close to us and although they love reading our blog (blush) they wondered if there was a list somewhere of other homesteading blogs from homesteaders in different areas.  Their thought was that since there are some gardening season or altitude cooking differences based on location that it would be a helpful resource to have several homesteading or voluntary simplicity type blogs listed by region.  What a great idea!

CALLING ALL HOMESTEADING OR SIMPLE LIVING BLOGS! I'm compiling a list divided by area that I'll share right here on my page. #TexasHomesteader

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Building Life With Your Own Two Hands

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Why do I do it?? Why do I go through the trouble (and expense) of raising my own chickens? Or why do I plant a veggie garden and then spend countless hot summertime hours over a steaming pressure canner to preserve the bounty it produces?

And why do I haul my laundry outside when there’s a perfectly-good electric clothes dryer RIGHT THERE

Doesn’t it all take a tremendous amount of time? Wouldn’t it be easier to pop open that snack-pak chocolate pudding cup instead of making it from scratch? 

HECK YEAH it would!

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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Wordless Wednesday: “The BOY”

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

 

Wordless Wednesday - RancherMan refers to our beefy bull as "The Boy". LOL #TexasHomesteader

RancherMan refers to our beefy bull as “The Boy”.  LOL

~TxH~C’mon by & sit a spell!  Come hang out at our Facebook Page. It’s like sitting in a front porch rocker with a glass of cold iced tea.  There are lots of good folks sharing! 

And you can also follow along on  Pinterest,  Twitter,  Instagram  or  Instagram.

 

Come With Me For A Day At The Homestead

by Texas Homesteader~

I’ve had many people tell me they wonder what a typical day at a Texas ranch might be like.  So last year I published a post detailing a day in our lives here in our NE Texas paradise.  But that was during the heat & drought of summer, a very different kind of day than in the cold of winter.

So I thought it would be fun to let you walk around with us today to see what a day at the ranch is like when it’s c-c-c-cold outside!  C’mon, put on your mud boots, bundle up in your heaviest coveralls, grab your gloves & follow me – it’ll be a blast!

Walk around with us today to see what a day at the homestead is like! Put on your mud boots, grab your gloves & follow me - it'll be a blast! #TexasHomesteader

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Wordless Wednesday: Storing Hay

by Texas Homesteader 

At last the hay delivery to see our herd through the rest of the winter has been received. RancherMan stacks it into our hay storage area. #TexasHomesteader

At last the hay delivery has been received to see our herd through the rest of the winter.  RancherMan stacks it into our hay storage area.

~TxH~C’mon by & sit a spell!  Come hang out at our Facebook Page. It’s like sitting in a front porch rocker with a glass of cold iced tea.  There are lots of good folks sharing! 

And you can also follow along on  Pinterest,  Twitter or  Instagram.

Safety From The Storm – Part I: Seeking Shelter

by Texas Homesteader

When RancherMan & I built our home here on the homestead, I was pretty adamant that I wanted an underground storm shelter.  I mean, I was born in & spent much of my childhood in Central Oklahoma.

Although I loved it there I considered it tornado ally.  I remember many stormy tornado-warning nights that my parents would awake me and my siblings and place us in the hallway for safety from the potential hazards should a tornado come too close.

And it’s funny how those emotions carry with you into adulthood.  Even today although I absolutely love the rolling thunder and am awestruck by thick dark clouds. But when the wind kicks up I nervously pace.  And if it kicks up a lot I’m almost inconsolable.

Thankfully RancherMan can soothe me most times. But when you hear your tiny city mentioned on that radio followed by the words “Take Cover IMMEDIATELY”…   Well, I needed more than soothing – I needed SAFETY from the storm!

When bad storms hit I needed SAFETY from the storm! So we bought & had installed an underground storm shelter. #TexasHomesteader

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