Top 10 Homesteading Posts of 2016!

by Tammy Taylor~

Whelp, here we are at the end of 2016.  What a great year it’s been! My veggie garden was screamingly successful this year.  And our homestead branched out with registered Angus heifers to augment the registered Hereford operation we currently have.   But it wasn’t without its darker moments too, including twin calves that died in calving and dealing with expensive yet crappy appliances.  But RancherMan & I tackled the successes and the trials together, side-by-side.  And that’s the way I always want it to be.

All this month I’ve been sharing with you the top homesteading posts on the blog for each year I’ve been writing.  I’ve linked to each of those years of Top-10 posts at the bottom of this post.  So if you haven’t already enjoyed ’em, well there ya go!

But without further adieu, here are the top 10 posts of the year for 2016:

5 Frugal Things To Save Money This Week

This past spring I shared 5 frugal things we’d done to save money in a single week.  They included being mindful of errands and a thing to keep in mind about credit card rewards.

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Homemade Light & Sheer Face Powder

With all the hype these days about toxins in cosmetics, I’m happy to find a solution that works well for pennies.  And my recipe uses standard pantry staples!

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5 Frugal Things To Save Money This Week

Y’all are really interested in various ways we save money here on the homestead – there were TWO such posts in the top 10!  See another list of 5 FRUGAL THINGS To Save Money in a week. They’re easy to incorporate and the more you do the more it becomes part of life.

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Homemade Vanilla-Scented Shampoo-Bar Soap

RancherMan & I make our own soap – it’s an affordable luxury for us.  But y’all were very interested in this vanilla-scented shampoo bar!  And it’s a great travel or camping/hiking item to have too!

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Low-Waste Chicken Feeder from Cheap PVC Pipe

An Inexpensive PVC chicken feeder that’s SUPPOSED to cut down on wasted feed. But did it work as advertised? Check it out & see…

 

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No Knead, No-Roll, Mix-N-Pour Tortillas (No KIDDING!)

Finally I can whip up a batch of tortillas start to finish in about 15 minutes! And there are many flavoring options & uses too!

 

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Depression-Era Chocolate CRAZY CAKE. No Eggs, Milk or Butter

DEPRESSION-ERA CHOCOLATE CRAZY CAKE RECIPE – no eggs, butter, milk or even BOWLS! Quick & easy with BONUS no-cook chocolate frosting recipe!

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Homemade Cold-Process Lavender/Rosemary Soap

COLD PROCESS LAVENDER / ROSEMARY SOAP – making homemade soap is easy and fun, and makes great gifts! See my recipe complete with photos.

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Canning Jar Storage Solution

New canning jars are now sold in half boxes shrink-wrapped in plastic, I don’t want to use them to store my empty jars. See what we did!

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And the most popular post of 2016 (drum roll, please…)  Y’all are just going CRAZY for this laundry-scent booster.  And what’s not to love?  Cheap, easy and effective!

2-Ingredient Lavender-Scented Laundry Scent Booster

My homemade laundry detergent smells great.  But sometimes you want a stronger scent. Making a scent booster is inexpensive and easy!

 

So there ya go – the top 10 most popular homesteading posts of the year!!  Now that the year is coming to a close I’d like to take this moment to thank YOU, my dearest readers, for following along with us on this journey of self sufficiency.  Your love & support make this blog a pleasure and I couldn’t do it without ya.  (MUAH!)

If you’d like to enjoy a fun blast from the past, grab a cup of coffee and read the Top 10 Homesteading Posts of 2013 (my first year of blogging), 2014 and of course 2015 too.

~TMH~

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5 thoughts on “Top 10 Homesteading Posts of 2016!

  1. Katy SkipTheBag

    That chicken PVC feeder was my favorite. I wish I’d seen it before we got our chickens feeder. I wish you all the best in 2017. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Hop!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      We got a chicken feeder too Katy when we first got our chickens. I still have and use it but this feeder holds more and produces so much less waste that it’s our primary feeder, using the other in emergencies or confinement situations. PVC is pretty cheap so this feeder paid for itself long ago! ~TMH~

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  2. Greg Hill

    Happy New Year ~TMH~ Just wanted to let you know you made many great post this last year, bringing out some great Ideas and savings for others to try. I looking forward to see what you will do in this coming new year 2017. Here’s to your success this year and to your ~TMH~ Brand. Greg Hill

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