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Texas Weather Update From Mary’s Nest

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Today, I am sharing a Texas Weather Update from my “Nest” here in the Hill Country. And I’ll start by saying…This has been quite a week!

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Chilly Texas Weather Greetings from the Hill Country

We have had ice, snow, more ice, single-digit temperatures, downed trees, multiple-day extended power outages…the list goes on and on! It has been quite a Texas weather adventure, and one that our weatherman tells us was last seen way back in 1949!

Normally, we would be enjoying our February Texas weather with temperatures in the 60s, but this has been a week for the record books. But we kicked up the fireplaces, pulled out our wool blankets, and enjoyed some ready-to-eat foods from our Prepper Pantry!

The good news is that this will all be behind us in a few days, and we will be enjoying a 70°F day again. Now that’s more like the Texas weather I know and love! 😊

Update: Filling Holes in My Prepper Pantry

Update: In my Filling Holes in My Prepper Pantry and Beyond video, I talk about what I learned from our recent Texas storm about emergency preparedness. I also discuss the items that I wish I had in my Prepper Pantry, and the products I recently found to help make sure I’m prepared for the next unexpected event!

Prepper Pantry Videos

As you may know from my videos, I’m the type of person who likes to be prepared and who loves to help others be prepared too. And as our latest Texas weather shows us, we need to be prepared as best as we can be!

If you would like to learn how to be prepared or learn additional ways to improve on your preparedness, check out the videos below where I help you get started creating your own Prepper Pantry. I share why we all need a Prepper Pantry, how to stock your Prepper Pantry with real food, and how to do it on $5 per week.

And as you begin to stock your pantry, I also show you all the best ways to store your food to keep it as fresh as possible for as long as possible.

Get Your Free Pantry List!

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to download my free 36-page Essential Traditional Foods Pantry List. This eBook outlines all the real foods you need for your Four Corners Pantry, which includes your:

  • Main Working Pantry
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Extended Pantry (Prepper Pantry)

I show you what real foods you should be stocking for you and your family to prepare traditional foods, including bone broths, ferments, sourdough, and more! And I also share links to my free videos where I show you how to turn all your supplies into delicious and healthy meals.

Ready to Get into the Garden?

If you are longing for when we can all get back into our gardens, you can start a fun indoor project right now. In the following video, I show you 10 vegetables you can regrow from kitchen scraps to create a recurring harvest!

Get your vegetables started in your kitchen now, and once the weather warms up, they’ll be ready to plant in your garden. But don’t feel left out if you are a city dweller. You can grow many of these vegetables in pots on a patio, balcony, or kitchen window sill.

Last summer, I planted my kitchen scraps in my garden with my son. And yes, this is the same garden that’s covered with ice and snow from today’s Texas Weather Update video!

For more wonderful gardening inspiration, be sure to visit my sweet friend Kaye over at Late Bloomer. Kaye has an award-winning YouTube channel all about gardening, but she also has even more exciting things in store for us.

Kaye recently moved from California and purchased a lovely homestead in Tennessee. So she is planning lots of homestead videos from gardening to remodeling her home and how to be prepared. She said she was also inspired to make beef bone broth from my recipe video. You might enjoy making that too!

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I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!

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  1. Sheila Singleton says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience of the snow Mary. As always you are a breath of fresh air. So uplifting to see you smiling and seeing the beauty in nature in spite of the difficulties you are going through.
    I wish that you both keep warm and safe.
    Looking forward to seeing back in the kitchen and sharing your insights when the warmer weather allows.
    Love and God Bless sweet friend. Xxx

    1. Mary's Nest says:

      Hi Sheila, thank you so much for the kind words and well wishes! So glad you are here on this traditional foods journey with me! Love, Mary

  2. Kay Softley says:

    Mary, We live in Lincoln, NE, and are having some super cold and snowy weather. We had 15 inches or more a couple of weeks ago and the night before last it got down to-31. I have been as far south as Harlingen, Houston, and Galveston. It is a truly beautiful country.
    Be real careful with that ice, it can cause lots of broken branches and broken legs.
    Take care and will be anxious to catch up on your videos.

    1. Mary's Nest says:

      Hi Kay, Oh my goodness!! You certainly understand cold weather!! Happy to hear that you liked Texas. Yes, it’s certainly beautiful!! Love, Mary

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