April 2013 Chat Thread - Page 6
herbivora - When I read your post one website came to mind: http://urbanhomestead.org/. It's a family of four that built a self-sustaining farm (with chickens and goats!) on a small urban lot. They're completely self-sufficient and actually sell surplus to the local community. You can check a short film about them here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IbODJiEM5A. I found it fascinating what they've been able to do with little space! Sorry you're having a hard time with finances. I don't have any good advice that others didn't mention already: see if you can find old discarded bath tubs, barrels or any kind of container. Perhaps old furniture? As you're vegan you probably already rely on this but when I was trying to cut costs, I used a lot of dry legumes (they're cheap and rich with nutrients/protein as long as they are soaked properly before hand). I don't know how it is Canada but here dried legumes are much cheaper when we get them in big batches from middle-eastern stores than from the regular supermarket.
At the current moment (11:27 pm) I am sad and irritated that I only have orange and yellow sour patch kids left. uck! Guess its back to the dollar store candy aisle tomorrow. Normally I am not a sweets eater AT ALL!
hmm...is there a way to delete a post? I meant this as a reply to an earlier post. Sorry, new to all this.