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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 06:15 PM
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Posted By justmama
Mimi, welcome. Wish you didn't have to be here...

Mimi, welcome. Wish you didn't have to be here iwth us.


Zebra, glad your "friend" isn't in your life much. I read your other post and to be brutally honest, she's not your FRIEND if she's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2015, 02:20 PM
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Posted By justmama
Mylie, I'm so jealous that your schools give out...

Mylie, I'm so jealous that your schools give out farmer's market vouchers. I wish they would do that here. It can be a really cost effective way to shop. I know that we even barter with customers...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 04:02 PM
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Posted By justmama
Mylie, it is SO hot here. No AC but after...

Mylie, it is SO hot here. No AC but after working in the hot sun all day long, it feels like heaven to sit in my house in the evenings out of the sun and just relax. Feels way cooler.


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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By justmama
Ruthiegirl, I'll be your friend!!!!:thumb I...

Ruthiegirl, I'll be your friend!!!!:thumb I totally get it.



Just ate a dinner that was 99% free. Wild caught striper from our bay from the lady who manages the fresh food donations at the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By justmama
That's incredible. What a huge blessing! We...

That's incredible. What a huge blessing! We don't tell the grocery store we pick through it. But honestly, they are throwing away organic apples without a single bruise and bunched green onions...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2015, 07:08 AM
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Posted By justmama
Anxiety had me sidelined for YEARS but my current...

Anxiety had me sidelined for YEARS but my current job forces me out into the public and into the public eye more now which has been a bit of a blessing. I HAVE to interact with the public but at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2015, 02:33 PM
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Views: 12,460
Posted By justmama
We did a farm delivery to a local small grocery...

We did a farm delivery to a local small grocery store this week and while chatting with the produce buyer I realized that they give away their scraps to anyone who asks. Since we've done hundreds of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2015, 01:00 PM
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Views: 12,460
Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -more free tomatoes to can into...

Gratefuls:

-more free tomatoes to can into sauce

-it's my daughter's birthday today and she's such a good kid. I'm grateful that I took that plunge early in life because she and I grew up...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By justmama
I'm canning tomato sauce and raspberry jam today....

I'm canning tomato sauce and raspberry jam today. :) Of course I picked the hottest day of the year but...... I may also do some pickles if I get some time. My house desperately needs some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2015, 04:35 AM
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Views: 859
Posted By justmama
Took a little manuevering but we managed to get...

Took a little manuevering but we managed to get all of our animals through the last 2 weeks adding many new ones and cordoning off sections of our barn to keep everyone happy and safe. With no extra...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2015, 04:26 AM
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Posted By justmama
Ummmmm, yes and no. We already had land. We...

Ummmmm, yes and no. We already had land. We already had a small barn that just needed some tweaking. The hens were free. So really all we needed was feeders and waterers and feed. We also have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2015, 05:00 PM
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Posted By justmama
The dang egg shortage is killing us too. Eggs...

The dang egg shortage is killing us too. Eggs are usually a super affordable way to eat for low budgets but......not anymore.


Gratefuls:

-the raspberries are starting to ripen. I see jam...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2015, 01:27 PM
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Views: 22,340
Posted By justmama
I already messaged you a few days back but I just...

I already messaged you a few days back but I just wanted to let you know so you could go looking for it. I'm not sure how the mobile version works for PM's so I had to do it on my laptop.


Good...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2015, 12:03 PM
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Views: 22,340
Posted By justmama
Oh my. When it rains, it pours huh? That's...

Oh my. When it rains, it pours huh? That's awful. Do you guys have any summer recreation camp programs? My younger two girls are enrolled and it's awesome. It's $275 for the whole summer from...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2015, 10:54 PM
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Posted By justmama
Yeah we aren't off grid either. We still use...

Yeah we aren't off grid either. We still use electricity for our well pump and some supplementary grow lights in the fall and winter and we still get propane delivered for heating our greenhouses. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By justmama
This is tough for us as well because like Mylie,...

This is tough for us as well because like Mylie, we are very low income but we also live in a very low income area so I don't think my kids really see it a LOT. They do have a few people in their...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2015, 04:12 PM
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Views: 22,340
Posted By justmama
Good to see you Mylie. Hope things are just...

Good to see you Mylie. Hope things are just kicking along for you.


You seem to have a good head on your shoulders. Being broke in the summer is WAY easier here than broke in the winter. We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,460
Posted By justmama
Our electric rates just went up 40%...

Our electric rates just went up 40% so.......clearly we aren't using much electricity these days. My bill doubled. :( So now things are getting hung dry in our tiny 849sqft apartment and lights...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,835
Posted By justmama
We have been foraging lamb's quarter, purslane,...

We have been foraging lamb's quarter, purslane, wild onion, and raspberries a lot lately. They are all super easy to spot and pick.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By justmama
I love pinterest for creative repurposing. We...

I love pinterest for creative repurposing. We also find a lot of stuff on craigslist for free that we can use. This past weekend we found 50ft of slightly rusted but perfectly functional metal...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2015, 03:22 PM
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Views: 22,340
Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -milk still continues to increase...

Gratefuls:
-milk still continues to increase every day. Sally is not easy to milk but hopefully she relaxes a little.
-blackberries are plentiful.
-wild onion
-made an awesome fried rice recipe...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2015, 12:37 PM
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Views: 22,340
Posted By justmama
I make my pizza crust similarly but add garlic...

I make my pizza crust similarly but add garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and a little parm cheese to season my dough.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 22,340
Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -1 1/2 cups of blackberries...

Gratefuls:

-1 1/2 cups of blackberries foraged on the farm today.

-Free hay! We got 14 bales of old hay that probably doesn't have a lot of nutritional value in it for the winter but it's 14...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 22,340
Posted By justmama
You are my hero wolfcat. I love you.

You are my hero wolfcat. I love you.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By justmama
We do a lot of making do. We joke that our farm...

We do a lot of making do. We joke that our farm couldn't exist without polish ingenuity. We used zip ties on the goats' collars today instead of buying new ones when they broke. We are in the...
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