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?
Thank you Lord for food to nourish me, a warm bed for rest, and the love of family to warm my heart. From our family to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!
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RancherMan & I were planning a day trip to visit my dad. When we go for a visit I like to take any meal-planning pressure off him. I’ll typically whip up something super easy & portable to bring with us so he doesn’t feel he needs to put on a spread for us.
On this day I decided a big pot of soup would fit the bill quite nicely.
We typically leave early in the morning so we can drive the 3 hours for our visit. We’ll stay all day and plan to be back home around 10 that evening.
Since I’ll be whipping up this soup early in the morning I need a lazy-cook’s recipe. You know, a recipe where I can just start with some cooked ground meat, open a bunch of cans, dump it all in a slow cooker’s crock and GO!
It’s early in the season and most of us aren’t even thinking about dropping seeds or plants in the garden. Here in Texas planting zone 8 we typically don’t risk planting until Easter when in all probability the danger of the last frost is past.
I’m not gonna lie, I jump the gun with my planting dates sometimes. There are times I get away with it, and other times I have to start all over…
But there are still garden tasks to tend to even though actual planting time is still weeks away. Come see…
It was gonna get into the low 20’s overnight so I brought in 6 plants I’d had outside. At least they’d be safe from the cold. But they were planted in repurposed red plastic coffee cans. I needed to put them at a southern window in our guest bedroom.
But ugh, such ugly planters for inside! Check out this easy Homestead Hack for making it all look nicer… Use Whatcha Got!