~by Texas Homesteader ~
Years ago RancherMan & I started down this winding path to voluntary simplicity. Now I enjoy writing about our lives here on our beautiful NE Texas Homestead. There’s always something going on here!
On any given day there may be garden planting or food preservation tasks. The joy of a brand new baby calf, or the fun of dealing with our quirky free-range chickens.
There’s cooking healthy meals from scratch and especially being careful with our precious natural resources. We’re doing so much more with less!
And of course RancherMan’s filled with inventiveness as he figures out different ways to keep our monthly expenditures low. 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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Tammy, I just thought I would say Hi and let you know that I follow your post through my WordPress reader. My husband and I have a small piece of land up here in Michigan where we are on a similar quest for self sufficiency. I am sorry I don’t always take the time to comment but I do enjoy reading and have found some useful tips on your site. Thanks for all the great articles.
Well aren’t you sweet as Peaches, Ruth. I enjoy reading your blog as well. As a matter of fact, do you mind if I add it to my Homesteading Blogs Sorted by State tab here on my page? If so, email me a short 1-2 sentence description of your topics & I’ll make sure you’re added. I know many of my readers would enjoy reading your fun blog too! XOX ~TxH~
Thank you so much Tammy! I am thrilled! 🙂 I can’t seem to find your email address. If you want you can use my tag line ” Hand crafted soap, bee keeping, farming and more.”
No problem Ruth. (The contact information’s in the ‘about us section’) But I’ve added your blog & used your tag line. I know our readers will love your blog as much as I do! XOX ~TxH~
I love your article here. I grew up in East Texas in a small community east of Tyler and now live in a suburb of Dallas. I long for my East Texas roots but I’m a widow and too old to start over, so my memories serve me well.
I had to re-read your story about the jalapeno cornbread because my name is Virginia and you gave credit to a Virginia for the homemade cornbread. That is exactly my recipe for regular cornbread (except for the jalapenos), but I will start using them in my cornbread from now on.
I would love to know more about you and where you actually live in NE Texas. Your pictures are beautiful, reminds me of where I used to live.
Ya know Virginia, many people over the years have lamented that they were interested in self sufficiency but weren’t in a place to start over. To that I say: “Bloom where you’re planted!”. No matter where you live or what stage of life you find yourself, you can choose to what degree you wish to be self sufficient. Some start a garden and some learn to sew or preserve food. Some start cooking from scratch and others just learn to be more eco friendly, using what they have and repurposing into new things to fill a need. Not all of us are in the same place in life. Some are young parents, some in their middle age, others are empty nesters or widows. But we all can choose to do what we can right now where we are. I’m glad you’re following along with us! XOX ~TxH~