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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Wolfcat
Corn cob jelly - yum! I invested in an...

Corn cob jelly - yum!



I invested in an electric hair clippers (buzz cutter) about 5 years ago. It makes getting everyone's hair done so easy. DS does a mohawk; DD usually gets a trim, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Wolfcat
I was having problems getting motivated this last...

I was having problems getting motivated this last week, then on Wednesday I got sick to my stomach and on Thursday I totally gave up on housework, cleaning, cooking, all of it. That is totally unlike...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,097
Posted By Wolfcat
I googled it. I prolly should have saved the...

I googled it. I prolly should have saved the recipes I used, but oh well.

We got a handful of mulberries before the birds picked them clean. The catnip is doing well again, so I'll harvest next...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Wolfcat
If you don't add pectin, I bet it would do very...

If you don't add pectin, I bet it would do very well for corn syrup. Just use about 1 cup of sugar for each cup of corn cob juice.



It is actually quite delicious. It has a very light taste,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Wolfcat
I've been busy with breads, jams and jellies this...

I've been busy with breads, jams and jellies this last week: 4 loaves of bread, 16 half-pints of corn cob jelly, 5 half-pints of mango jelly, 12 pints of corn... I still need to make a double batch...
Forum: Spirituality   07-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Wolfcat
Welcome! :grouphug

Welcome! :grouphug
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2014, 02:48 PM
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Views: 57,253
Posted By Wolfcat
http://www.uline.com/BL_8192/Canning-Jars?keywords...

http://www.uline.com/BL_8192/Canning-Jars?keywords=mason%20jars
Be aware that a minimum order is 12 cases (1 doz/case) per size. So it's about a $20-30 minimum order. If you can split it up among a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2014, 12:52 PM
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Views: 57,253
Posted By Wolfcat
We got a huge hit this last week. The local...

We got a huge hit this last week. The local police chief doesn't much care for us, and we let the yard get a little out of control. We'd just spent a full week working on it, and the lawn hadn't...
Forum: Spirituality   07-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Wolfcat
We usually do a feasting of some sort for the...

We usually do a feasting of some sort for the Sabbats. I'm always looking for ideas for branching out our celebrations. Since we are Heathens with variations, the Sabbats are only of moderate...
Forum: Spirituality   07-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Wolfcat
Thumbs up Pagan Families Celebrating Lammas (August)

Hey everyone!
Our threads seem to have slowed down quite a bit, so I'm giving this months' thread a head start.

What do you have planned for Lammas?
What books do you use for teaching your...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-18-2014, 01:51 PM
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Views: 7,318
Posted By Wolfcat
Aside from the usual of getting rid of toys and...

Aside from the usual of getting rid of toys and stuff that breaks or is unused, we have three large boxes of outgrown/redundant shoes and clothes going out as soon as it gets packed into the car....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2014, 05:25 PM
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Views: 57,253
Posted By Wolfcat
Thank you all! We already have someone...

Thank you all!

We already have someone working on a location 15 miles away. They need to set up more truck routes to support it and then we are in. And we'd have more than 50 orders in the area...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2014, 09:58 AM
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Views: 57,253
Posted By Wolfcat
Back and forth: Bad - got denied for...

Back and forth:

Bad - got denied for insurance (medicaid) because we "failed to turn in paperwork" (we turned it in within a week of getting the notice, but the mail is slow around here).

Good...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2014, 09:13 AM
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Views: 57,253
Posted By Wolfcat
zebra, you could do homemade pizzas. I make a...

zebra, you could do homemade pizzas. I make a pizza dough, divide it up into mini pizzas, put about a 1 tbls of pasta sauce on it, top with whatever (the kids love pineapple and ham, mixed veggies,...
Forum: Spirituality   06-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Wolfcat
Hi Lillith, and welcome! I'm working on...

Hi Lillith, and welcome!

I'm working on Farmer's Market stuff today, in preparation for the first market of the year this Saturday. It's weird being the one in charge since I'm the youngest...
Forum: Spirituality   06-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Wolfcat
Congrats! Don't forget to do a house blessing. It...

Congrats! Don't forget to do a house blessing. It always makes me feel like it's really home when we do a house blessing.



Oh, how cool! Pics when you do it, right? :grin:

I know what you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By Wolfcat
Netflix here. The Roku box is about $50 one time...

Netflix here. The Roku box is about $50 one time fee, and we got two so the kids don't have to fight over it. It's great. DS watches Pokemon (his current fad), and DD watches Daniel Tiger, Lunar Jim,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Wolfcat
Can you bake bread or can jams/jellies and sell...

Can you bake bread or can jams/jellies and sell at a farmer's market? I do that and we make plenty more then we will eat, so I can sell the rest.

As for cutting, I bake my own bread, so we never...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,856
Posted By Wolfcat
We talk about it all the time with the kids,...

We talk about it all the time with the kids, essentially since they were old enough to know what money is.

We talk about what things cost money, why we pay bills (electricity runs the tv, you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Wolfcat
DH repaired the washing machine - the lever that...

DH repaired the washing machine - the lever that gets pushed down when the lid is closed got broken; lever was about $20 on amazon.

I learned to can from videos and online recipes.

DH learned...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Wolfcat
This one is a washer and spinner in one. Also...

This one is a washer and spinner in one. Also looks like a bigger capacity. It's called the GiraDora, if you can't access the fb page.:wink:
https://www.facebook.com/GiraDora
Forum: Spirituality   06-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Wolfcat
Cool Pagan families in the month of Juno

We kinda skipped last month, but now that the kids are out of school, what are we doing to keep them entertained?
:nerd:
:eek:
:wink:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 57,253
Posted By Wolfcat
*sighs* It should be good news. DH got a...

*sighs*
It should be good news. DH got a promotion and a raise. The raise is just in time to make up for the higher electric bill in summer (yes, we try to cut expenses, but we can never seem to get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-17-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 57,253
Posted By Wolfcat
Today, I'm going to play Good & Bad wherein I...

Today, I'm going to play Good & Bad wherein I will alternate good news happenings with the bad:
 
DH got a promotion (and raise) at work! With me working more hours, we are doing a little better....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,097
Posted By Wolfcat
I have accomplished my first real foraging...

I have accomplished my first real foraging event.
 
Dandelions and lilacs from my yard:
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/332012/width/200/height/400...
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