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My situation is a bit different, but I work at an orchard two months out of the year. Sounds like yours is year round. As for organization, I would suggest having a daily focus:Monday harvest/and market, tuesday paperwork, wednesday market, etc. Leave a day or two open for all the stuff you don't get done on the "day" you have designated. For meals, what works for me (workng only seasonally, mind you....) I always make at least 2 dinners worth of each meal I make,...
Quote: Originally Posted by p.s I'm trying to figure out how to best answer your question.... but what I really want to do is address why there is this issue in the first place. I guess I am wondering... why is this even an issue? I was blessed with loving parents who were extremely frugal, but both earned throughout their life in the top 1%. also fortunate to have a very active metabolism, and have not needed for male attention. My parents were...
If I cook dried beans, I will only do it if I have two pounds, not one. And then I freeze them in can-sized containers so I can substitute them easily in recipes.
Suggestions from what you've said so far: Get a basket or bowl for the rocks/shells/feather. Take the trash out on your way out in the morning. Don't buy more fruit than you can reasonably eat in a week or so. Put most of the fruit in the fridge. give away houseplants to friends until you have only the ones you absolutely love or are meaningful to you. open the windows whenever you can.
My kids are in school all day now. It looked different when they were younger, but each season now, it seems like what works for me changes. Monday: clean the house: (everyone is gone, off to school and work.) vacuum and clean living room, kitchen, bathroom. Wash towels. Tuesday: finish all the cleaning I didn't do on Monday: vaccuum kids bedrooms, my bedroom, the basement. Wednesday: Wash the kids clothes. Thursday: Do paperwork (my dh has his...
I have only had chickens, not bees. But my suggestion is to write down a list of things you want to do, then each year decide which thing(s) you will do.
I have come up with very good solutions for temporary storage. ~I have a habit of piling papers/books/magazines on the kitchen counter. I almost went out and bought a basket to put the piles in, then I realized I have a small drawer nearby that is paper-sized. So all the magazines/permission slips/interesting brochures/coupons/sale flyers I want to look at later are hidden. When I can't close the drawer anymore, I go through and recycle it. ~We have a business...
Some kind of lilly?
Quote: Originally Posted by doubledutch your income is $700/month greater than your listed expenses. as long as you stick to this and don't go do any spending outside the budget, that $2000 overdraft would be gone in 3 months. i understand that other expenses may pop up, and the bills you listed may not really cover everything in your budget, but even if you need an additional $200/month for little extras, the overdraft is gone in four months - or...
Quote: Originally Posted by DashsMama jtsmom, were you able to plant in your beds right away or did you need to overwinter them? I was thinking of picking up some free composted manure and composted greenwaste and just piling it up in layers to get my new beds laid out. But, I'm afraid that manure and mulch by itself will be too hot to plant in right away. And I really want to start growing things asap. The more I think about it, the more I think I...
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