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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 04:34 PM
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By justmama
My 7 year old and 10 year old share clothes all...

My 7 year old and 10 year old share clothes all the time, even socks and undies. Honestly, the 10 year old is teeny tiny and the 7 year old is spot on for average height and weight so it works...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 04:28 AM
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Posted By justmama
Well, at least you figured out the source of the...

Well, at least you figured out the source of the issue. I mean, at least there's a direction to go in. My youngest daughter potty trained herself at 26months old and then didn't night train until...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -raw goats milk in my fridge. ...

Gratefuls:

-raw goats milk in my fridge. It's only a cup or so at the moment but I'm hopeful for more.

-picked more salad greens from the farm for the week.

-my friend is driving me to the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2015, 05:20 PM
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Posted By justmama
Check into your state's laws regarding that...

Check into your state's laws regarding that first. In my state to do ANY food preparation to sell at a market you need a state kitchen license. It's a $120 fee plus a class you take and your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2015, 05:21 AM
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Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -I'm babysitting two extra kids...

Gratefuls:

-I'm babysitting two extra kids today. MONEY!

-my girls' dad is getting them 2 hours early and man could I use the break after this week.

-we got two goats last Friday for free...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2015, 05:07 AM
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Views: 10,687
Posted By justmama
I bought a whirlpool duet front loader in 2010...

I bought a whirlpool duet front loader in 2010 after we had massive flooding in my area and my entire basement flooded to the floor joists of the first floor. I thought the energy and water savings...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2015, 03:18 AM
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Posted By justmama
Try potting some. Have any sunny windows? I kid...

Try potting some. Have any sunny windows? I kid you not. I took a giant sucker off one of the big guys int he greenhouse and put it in straight water in my kitchen window and it shot roots...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2015, 02:26 PM
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Posted By justmama
Also, are your black and yellow leaves all...

Also, are your black and yellow leaves all spotty? Like.....black and yellow polka dots? That's usually blight and it's not curable.



With anything, keep your infected plant separate from...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2015, 02:25 PM
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Posted By justmama
Have you had a ton of rain lately or are you...

Have you had a ton of rain lately or are you prone to overwatering? If it's split and rotting inside, you have root rot and it's not worth it because it's dead at the root and won't survive anyway. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-15-2015, 05:27 PM
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Posted By justmama
What's going on with your tomatoes? Can you be...

What's going on with your tomatoes? Can you be more descriptive? Dude, I manage a 16acre organic farm with a greenhouse FULL of tomatoes. :) Legit, I care for 250 tomato plants on a daily basis.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-15-2015, 03:26 AM
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Posted By justmama
My girls won't eat cooked veggies to save their...

My girls won't eat cooked veggies to save their lives. It's raw or NOTHIN. I'll freeze some and hope for the best though with their taste buds changing. And I'll try buckets of sand for fresh and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2015, 12:06 PM
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Views: 18,027
Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -we are being given a mama goat...

Gratefuls:

-we are being given a mama goat and her baby in a few days(too few. Holy crap I have to make their shelter like yesterday). Not only can we get milk but we can finally get some of the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-06-2015, 06:19 PM
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Views: 18,027
Posted By justmama
Anyone just feel like they are constantly playing...

Anyone just feel like they are constantly playing catch-up? I just always feel like my finances are three steps forwards, 2 steps back. Life can be so stressful sometimes. I always just feel like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2015, 03:24 AM
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Views: 18,027
Posted By justmama
We hadn't had rain of any sort for WEEKS before...

We hadn't had rain of any sort for WEEKS before the last 3 days. Thank goodness it came! That humidity is what kills me. I can't take it.

Teacher gifts. I know quite a few of you homeschool...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2015, 03:44 AM
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Posted By justmama
Day 3 of rain here. It's not fun being cold and...

Day 3 of rain here. It's not fun being cold and not being able to enjoy the outside but we needed it SO badly. Of course now the rest of the week I'll be stuck weeding since they'll be over my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-30-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,687
Posted By justmama
Spiderdust, while you are in this mindset, try...

Spiderdust, while you are in this mindset, try brainstorming and writing down free activities to do with the kids for the next few months. Having a list to access when you ARE feeling crappy about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-29-2015, 05:43 AM
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Views: 18,027
Posted By justmama
Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row...

Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row already spiderdust. It won't be fun but make it through, ya know? Hope he makes it through without the job loss.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-28-2015, 12:57 PM
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Posted By justmama
Spiderdust, I'm so sorry. Is it a loss of a job?...

Spiderdust, I'm so sorry. Is it a loss of a job? Hopefully something will come up soon for you guys. In the meantime free activities for the kids and a pantry challenge for you. :( Sorry.

...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-28-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,248
Posted By justmama
It really only takes a little dirt and some sun,...

It really only takes a little dirt and some sun, nothing fancy. I'm glad you got "free" perennial plants. A little clipping, some root hormone, and some time is all it takes. I love gardening!
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