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Fall-Back Friday: FREE Wood Mulch!

by Tammy Taylor~

Spring is in full swing y’all and what a glorious time it is!  Everything’s green and lush.  Blooms of every shape, color and scent abound. Our beehives have been split and expanded.  We’ll be adding honey super boxes soon!  And it’s time for us to finally get our chickens for the year – Fresh eggs, anyone?  YES!  Oh, and the garden?  The garden is giving me much joy as I see all the nutritious potential for the season.  I’m spending lots of time in the garden these days but it’s all enjoyable with very little weeding since we put a wide walkway perimeter around my planting area.  That perimeter was covered with repurposed paper feed sacks and topped with thick wood chip mulch.  Grass hasn’t been able to infiltrate my garden area.  YEA!

But wait a minute Tammy – isn’t that expensive??” you might exclaim?  Oh no, it was very inexpensive.  How inexpensive?  Howzabout FREE!  Did the wood-chip fairy visit?  Nope, but just as good.  And there was no mountain of plastic bags to dispose of like there would have been if we had purchased mulch.  But don’t fret, you might be able to get your wood mulch free too.  Today I’ll Fall-Back into the archives & bring this post to the surface for ya – check this out, y’all!

Fall-Back Friday: We scored tons of wood mulch for FREE and you can too! Check out today's Fall-Back Friday post. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Light, Fluffy Sandwich Bread – With Oatmeal!

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF y’all, spring is finally on its way!  RancherMan & I love all the green popping up in the pastures & I’ve shared some gorgeous pictures of the wild plum trees blooming.  Plus our bees are emerging from winter stronger than ever.  Heck we’ve even completed our very first Walk-Away Hive Split!  I can’t wait for that first honey harvest in July.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, ya know?  Today is finally Friday and we can almost smell the delightful aroma of the weekend wafting in the air, no?  So to celebrate I’ll share a Fall-Back Friday post with ya.  That’s where I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with our readers.  Today’s share is one of RancherMan’s faves – homemade  bread.  But not just any homemade bread.  I’ve amended my recipe to include oat flour from oatmeal I’d ground into flour.  OMGosh y’all.   So.  Good!  Check it out!

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Fall-Back Friday: Depression-Era Crazy Cake!

by Tammy Taylor~

What a fun, eventful week we’ve had – seems baby calves are popping out everywhere these days!  But we finally made it to Friday #canIgetaHallelujah??!!  So to celebrate this fine day I’ll fall-back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with our readers in the past.  Oh and let me tell ya you’re gonna love this one too – Depression-Era CRAZY CAKE.  Crazy cake recipes were popular during the great depression when eggs, milk & butter were oh-so-hard to come by.  But just because ingredients were scarce doesn’t mean they didn’t whip up a little sumpin’-sumpin’ sweet for their family’s dinner table from time to time.  Enter this depression-era chocolate crazy cake recipe.   Yep that’s right, no butter, no milk, no eggs – heck not even a mixing bowl!  You’re gonna love this!  You’re welcome.

Fall-Back Friday: Depression-Era Chocolate CRAZY CAKE! Yep that's right, no butter, no milk, no eggs - heck not even a mixing bowl! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: When Financial Times Turn Tough Unexpectedly

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF y’all! Today I’ll celebrated Friday by sharing a Fall-Back Friday post with you.  Fall-Back Friday is when I fall back into the archives and bring to the surface a post that’s proved popular in the past.  Today it’s all about finances.  I’m sure we all know someone that is struggling financially right now.  Some because they went a little overboard during the holidays but some are struggling due to circumstances completely unforeseen & out of their control.  Financial adjustments must be made sooner rather than later.   Today I’m sharing some ideas on how to save money when financial times turn tough unexpectedly.

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Fall-Back Friday: Best Homesteading Posts of 2015

by Tammy Taylor~

The end of the year is getting closer & closer, y’all!  Continuing our series of the “Best-Of” titles, today I’m sharing with you the most popular posts of 2015.  These posts were the most clicked articles on our little ole blog by our awesome followers.  In 2015 our readers were really interested in a fluffy KitchenAid Sandwich Bread, making their own Cream-of-WHATEVER Soup, following our 30-day No-Spend Challenge for groceries and easy ways to Ditch the Plastic in your Refrigerator, as well as many other DIY, MIY self-sufficiency posts.  I’ve laid ’em all out for easy reading for ya – check it out!

(psssst:  Be sure to tune in next week for the final tally of our absolute top 10 Homesteading posts of 2016!)

Wonder what the most popular homesteading posts were on the blog in 2015? Here it's all laid out for easy reading. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Best Homesteading Posts of 2014

by Tammy Taylor~

So how did you like the collection of Best-Of” posts for 2013 that I shared last week?  Well the fun’s not over yet, y’all!  Today I’m sharing the most-clicked DIY/MIY Homesteading posts on our blog in 2014.  That’s the year our readers were most interested in such things as our Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit recipe; how to Declutter and KEEP it Decluttered; Our favorite barnwood project when we made our own Queen-Sized Headboard with our own weathered Barn Wood, among other fun DIY/MIY Self-Sufficiency Homesteading posts.  Grab a cup of coffee & sit back, you’re gonna want to savor these fun posts!

Today I'm sharing the best DIY/MIY Homesteading Self-Sufficiency posts of 2014. Grab a cup of coffee & enjoy! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Best Homesteading Posts of 2013

by Tammy Taylor~

Whelp, here we are in the last month of the year.  Howzabout this:  Just for fun, I’ll share a series of the “Best-Of” posts from previous years, ending up with the most popular best-of posts for 2016 at the end of the month.  Whaddya say – are you in??  YES!

My little ole blog started in 2013.  It was a tumultuous year for RancherMan & me, I’d just received that diagnosis no one wants to hear: “You Have Cancer”.  Since my handsome RancherMan knew I’d never be able physically to keep up with ranch duties while I was healing he suggested that I start writing a blog.  He encouraged me to write about our lives here, our drive for simple living and self sufficiency, gardening and cooking from scratch.  You know what?  I found I really liked it!  Our readers were so kind and helpful in their comments and I got quite a bit of value out of writing, so I kept it up even after I healed.

Today I’ll share with you the top 10 posts in that first year.  That was the year y’all were most interested in such things as making your own Homemade Yogurt; Taking a BITE out of Your Grocery Budget; making Honeysuckle Jelly and much more.  C’mon, take a load off & enjoy these most popular posts of 2013!

Stay tuned, next week I’ll share the most popular posts of 2014)

I'm sharing the best homesteading posts of 2013. Such things as making honeysuckle jelly, homemade yogurt, grocery budgeting & more! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF y’all!  Finally the weather is starting to change, it’s getting a little cooler in our part of NE Texas and there’s an ever-so-subtle hint of the leaves thinking about changing to their fall-colored splendor.  I don’t know about you, but I look forward to fall.  Oh no, not for the ragweed counts that plague my entire face (lol) but the anticipation of those delightful cooler temps and the beginning of comfort-food menus at the Taylor Household.  Oh yeah, when fall comes around my mind turns to those good ole Southern comfort-food,  favorites like Potato Soup, Black Bean & Beer Chili, and my all-time favorite – Chicken & Dumplings!  And to celebrate Fall-Back Friday I’ll fall back into the archives & bring my Chicken & Dumplings recipe back to the surface for you to enjoy today.  Go on now & give it a try, y’all – you know you wanna!

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings - The perfect comfort food! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Fall-Back Friday: Homemade Baked Apple Hand Pies

by Tammy Taylor~

We’ve really been enjoying some unseasonably cool fall-like weather here in NE Texas and I’m LOVING it!  There’s still much to do this time of year, I see my wild plums are starting to ripen on the pasture trees so I’ll be headed out there to harvest them soon – I’m thinking maybe plum jam…  Of course there’s planting a fall garden and preparing for the colder months too, but in the meantime – TGIF y’all!!  To celebrate I’ll share a Fall-Back Friday post with you, where I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that has proved popular with our readers.  And today’s share is aaaaaall about fall, y’all!  Apple season is almost upon us, why not put those home-canned apples (or even the commercial cans) to good use?

Baked Apple Hand-Pies Using Home Canned Apple-Pie Filling (or even the commercial stuff!) Delicious! #TaylorMadeHomestead (Read More)

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Fall-Back Friday: MYO Cream Of ANYTHING Soup

by Tammy Taylor~

TGIF Y’all!!    It’s been a busy week for RancherMan & me.  We’re nursing one of our cows back to health, she had twins but neither calf made it.  Mama cow’s health was hit hard and we’ve been taking extra care to make sure she’s comfortable and healing.  Thankfully she’s almost back to normal now, the partial paralysis in her back legs is gone and we made sure she warded off any infection.  But we also spent several hours on the tractor mowing pastures – with the wild hog wallows it’s similar to enduring a 6-hour bumper car ride on the tractor!  LOL  And of course the weather has really heated up for most of the country – I think we’re all looking forward to fall!  But we’ve finally made it to Friday.  Woo-hoo!  To celebrate I’ll share a Fall-Back Friday post where I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular in the past with our readers. Today I’m sharing how easy it is to make your own Cream-Of WHATEVER soup.  Cream of Chicken?  Yes.  Cream of Celery?  Sure.  Cream of Mushroom?  You bet!  Any variety you like, check it out!

It's so easy to make your own Cream of ANYTHING soup in minutes. Healthier ingredients, lower sodium, no landfill trash. Give it a try! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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