• Black WIDOW!!!
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Well yesterday we found the body-less snake and then TODAY!!!
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I have learned a scary lesson about black widows.  Do NOT leave a tarp out on the grass for two weeks creating the perfect dark and humid environment that these dangerous creatures love.
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Today, I have seen my first black widow.  Yikes!!!
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  • New podcast is LIVE!!! Today @bettertogetherwife and I answer the #1 question we always get on YouTube and on our Shed to House FB group.... “How Do You Convince a Spouse to Homestead”.
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Yikes y’all..... this is about to get real!  So much info we had to separate into two parts.
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Please don’t shoot the messenger.
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  • So..... this was just found out in our rabbit pasture. We did NOT kill it, nor can we find the rest of the body.  #thatsweird 🐍
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Does anyone know what kind of snake this is?  Also @bettertogetherwife ....... are you enjoying living in the country yet? 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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  • This image of my beautiful bride @bettertogetherwife holding a lap full of little buns makes me so happy.
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We started raising rabbits in our suburban home in west Houston.  We couldn’t have chickens due to our “HOA blue hairs”. So we opted to go with rabbits because well, they are much easier to raise in suburbia because of MANY reasons! ———————————
What are those reasons you ask?  Well I ACTUALLY made a new video over on our YouTube channel!!!!!! ⬅️⬅️ Did you know that we have a YouTube channel? 😉😇 LINK IN BIO. ———————————
“Six Reasons Why RABBITS Should be the First Animal on Your New Homestead”
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But I wouldn’t want to make the Gram here seem like just a tease.  So I’ll be nice and give you ALL SIX of the reasons!!! But..... you’ll have to watch the video in order to see the special BONUS!!!!!
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1. Their Magic Poo for Your Garden 💩 
2. Rabbit Meat is VERY Healthy Protein
3. Rabbits are Low Maintenance 
4. You Can Sell Bunnies as PETS
5. Easy to Learn Basic Genetics 🧬 
6. Rabbits will Eat Grasses and Fodder in Order to Save Money on Feed Bills
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  • Chip has a new puppy pal!!!! She is the absolute sweetest dog!  Yes, @bettertogetherwife and I agree that we are from here on out a rescue family! .
Baby pups are cute, but soooo much work!
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  • This is Rex.  He is our pure bred Rex breed buck. ⬅️ that wasn’t proper English.
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Rex (short for T-Rex) is an absolute STUD!  So much that he is even successful with our does when we think we have had a failed breeding.  But he is batting 1000!!! •
For us he has produced 37 bunnies!!! And he was a successful buck even before we got him. •
Plus, Rex is also the sweetest rabbit we have had these last 3 years.  Everyday he hops up to the front and wants to be pet.  He is awesome.  So much so that we will be keeping him (as a pet) past his prime!!
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  • One of our favorite things to do is to go on a walk of our back pasture...and future pond site! Someday this is a location we will have as an AirBNB rental over looking this beautiful hay field where the wind is always blowing and it will over look our DREAM POND!
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  • I.Have.Finally.DONE IT!  I have been able to keep a sourdough starter ALIVE!!! You guys this has been a dream come true! •
And yes I did just say that.  I have FAILED so many times trying to create a starter that I had to give up.  Which is why I now love this way of getting your sourdough starter..... USE THE COMMUNITY!!!!! I am sure that you have some family or friend or coworker that would love to give you a starter.  You have to discard anyway, so why not spread the love!! •
THANK YOU @jwhornstra for hooking me up brother!!!!!!!!!!!! 😁😁😁 •
#sourdough #sourdoughpancakes #sourdoughbread #homesteadbaking #homebaked #homebakedbread #sourdoughbaking #sourdoughcinnamonrolls
  • This boy.  Holy cow this boy.  He is our nature boy and a huge reason why we wanted to move to the country on our 7 acres in central Texas.  There will never be enough critters for Ollie. •
And yes.  Thank you @hollarhomestead for teaching us how to make clay pots!!
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This puppy just gives us so much joy and he is NO LONGER LITTLE!!! He is now HUGE!  But seeing this cute face that was merely months ago does make @bettertogetherwife and I want another Rottie!
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  • Well..... @bettertogetherwife no longer wants to eat dinner on the floor anymore. •
😒 FIRST, she wanted hot water, then she wanted a kitchen sink, then she wanted a door on the bathroom.  NOW.....well now she and the kids are tired of sitting crisscross on the floor with an 80lb Rottweiler puppy jumping on us! •
I mean come on!  I thought we were going to be rough & tough homesteaders!!! (Kidding BABE!)
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When I told Kelly that I wanted to move from the comforts of suburbia to the country I told her, “you get WHATEVER you want!”
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Well, Kelly replied.... “Build me a kitchen island that we can convert into a bar stool dinning area.”
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It is not done yet.....but we are on our way! The frame of the island will be wrapped in white bead board....unless Kelly changes her mind. 🤣🤣
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  • So I was talking to @travisbeachy last week about online marketing and in response to him saying (in a VERY nice way) that our Instagram accounts need a little work.....well Travis buddy I accept the challenge!!!! So @bettertogetherwife and I decided to do a surprise visit to his lot @farmandyard where he specializes in Sheds • Playsets • Carports • Horse Barns • Chicken Coop!!!! You have got to go and check this place out!!!! Btw.....we got our Shed to House home from Farm and Yard and we love it!!!
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