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Safety From The Storm – Part II: Outfitting Your Storm Shelter

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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We had a concrete underground storm shelter installed, but we probably don’t stock it the same as others might.

There are some things that we feel are important and others that we just don’t. Wonder what made the cut?

In wondering what to store in our storm shelter I polled our wonderful  Facebook followers. They were so helpful with their suggestions (as they always are). 

Using their suggestions as a guide, here’s what we decided would be stocked (and what WOULDN’T) in our shelter.

Now that we have our underground storm shelter installed, what should we stock in it? Read how we decided what items should be included #TexasHomesteader

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How To Stay Warm When The Power Goes Out

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Texas was hit with a prolonged dangerous polar vortex winter storm. At one point the entire state of Texas (every county in the whole state) was under a winter storm warning. That’s one for the record books, y’all

Millions of people found themselves without power. Some for only an hour or so, some due to actual power outages were without power for much longer – even days.

It’s a dangerous situation, y’all. How do you keep warm when the power goes out?

How do you stay warm when the power goes out? Come see tips for keeping warm even with no power. #TexasHomesteader

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Veggie Garden Update: May

by Texas Homesteader

May is typically a great month for veggie gardening in NE Texas.  In May the temps usually haven’t heated up too drastically. And in a normal year there’s still spring rains swinging through each week so you don’t typically have to struggle quite as much with your garden maintenance workload.

C’mon and walk with me through the garden & let’s see what’s “growing” on these days.

May is a great month for the garden. C'mon and walk with me through the veggie garden & let's see what's growing on these days. #TexasHomesteader

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Emergency Preparedness on the Homestead: Solar Oven

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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Emergency preparedness for any situation is a good thing in my book. I especially plan about how to keep our homestead going when we lose electricity. 

Times such as hurricane season when I see on the news all the devastation suffered by those in the storm’s path, it brings preparedness once again to the front of my thoughts. You too?

Don't wait for a natural disaster, make a solar oven part of your preparedness kit now! #TexasHomesteader

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Hurricane Harvey Severe But We’re TEXAS Strong!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Our fellow Texans to the south of us on the Gulf Coast really took a lashing when hurricane Harvey came to shore.  He powered to shore at 9:45 Friday evening as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane just northeast of Corpus Christi. It looks like Rockport, TX took a direct hit.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that his primary concern remains “dramatic flooding” as the storm treks slowly inland.  Homes & business are completely destroyed, electricity is out for thousands. Many roads are impassible and damage is severe.

But Harvey doesn’t know you don’t mess with TEXAS.  We’re all one big family and we’ll band together to get through it…

We’re TEXAS Strong!

Our fellow Texans to the south of us on the Gulf Coast really took a lashing when the hurricane came to shore. But we're TEXAS Strong! #TexasHomesteader

If you’d like to help show your love to those affected by Hurricane Harvey you can donate through the American Red Cross .  At their site you can also find out where to give blood or volunteer.

 

~TxH~

 

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8 Ways a Smart Phone Helps on the Homestead

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Although we now enjoy smart phone capabilities, RancherMan & I resisted getting one for quite a long time. We just couldn’t justify the cost of it, including the increased cost for data usage. Plus we kept saying to ourselves “I only need a phone for calls, not for text or surfing the net!”

But now several years down the road we’re certainly wondering how we ever got by without it!  Yet it’s not just for fun or convenience reasons, there are several ways having a smart phone has been really helpful on the homestead.

A Smart Phone is certainly convenient, but here are 8 ways they're extremely helpful on the homestead too! #TexasHomesteader

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Wordless Wednesday: Wild Plum Blossoms

by Texas Homesteader ~

The beautiful blooms on this wild plum tree in our pasture give the promise that spring is on the way! #TexasHomesteader

Spring is coming!

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~TxH~

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