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    Ordered seeds for my first garden at my new house and planning the layout - I'm so excited!!

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    Today I ate leftovers as planned, and also sewed and crocheted stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wunsagin View Post
    I read some of the posts for the 2011 challenge (which hasn't had a post since Aug I have never heard of a pullman pan so I looked it up and ordered one. Even if the zombies don't come it will come in very handy
    Well pooh....I was outbid. On to look for another one!
    Terry

    Oct grocery 137.50/217.00
    Oct coupon 8.00
    YTD grocery 2715.95
    YTD coupon 477.26


    New Recipe 7/24
    Items repurposed
    Twenty wishes 0/20


    as of 10-7

    1. clean/organize linen closet 2. organize/purge medicine cabinet 3. make at least one new recipe a month 0/12 4. learn to make 3 items from scratch 5. tame kitchen freezer 6. read To Kill A Mockingbird 7. watch Gone With The Wind 8. limit on-line game time to 30mins a day 9. write a letter monthly to MIL 10. make AND mail Christmas cards 11. repurpose 3 old items into something new 12. participate in monthly photo hunt 13. make 1 rag quilt 14. use exercise bike 4x wk 15. lose 3lbs a month 16. make work plan for camper 17. learn to back-up camper 18. participate in 1 SOTF get-together 19. complete dental work needed 20. say I Love You to loved ones daily

    Personal challenge, 5 A Day
    put away, throw away, give away
    at least 5 items a day

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    I don't know what a pullman pan is, either. I'll have to go check it out!

    Didn't do much self-sufficiency-wise yesterday, unless you count that I got additional warmth from the puppy sleeping on my bed last night, so I didn't have to run the space heater!
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    Shared puppy-heat counts!

    A Pullman pan is a long narrow bread pan with a lid that slides on, like some cake pan covers do. Or used to. Bread is baked in the pan with the lid on so you get perfectly square slices for sandwiches. I have a Pullman pan but haven't tried this bread yet.
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    Thanks, SD!!
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    I would like to join this thread..

    I made my bread from scratch..(I'm really trying not to buy any from the store)

    I made homemade Scalloped potatoes using up the few I had left in the bag so they didn't get wasted.

    I washed laundry in cold water using my homemade laundry soap.

    I used my homemade rice pack that I heated up in the microwave to put my pan that has my homemade bread in it to help it rise..

    I used up a bag of apples that would have went to waste and made homemade apple crisp.

    I turned off the hot water/heat switch to conserve on the fuel.

    My dh has started the woodstove.

    Gave my Chickens leftover pie from the holidays ..my mil decided to give us all the desserts that no one else wanted and it was way tooo much..so it didn't go to waste technically..LOL..
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    I made two batches of soup and froze one.

    I crocheted.

    I planted wheat berries from the whole foods store in two pots for the cats, instead of buying expensive cat grass kits from a pet store.

    I made a grocery list for OAMC meals and figured out what I already have that I can use instead of buying more.

    I started working on an OAMC meal list using Weight Watchers recipes.
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    Haven't spent any money so far this year. No travel/no gas/no spend.
    Eating from stockpile and trying new recipes using what is in the freezer and pantry.
    Crocheting, sewing, quilting and scrap booking for entertainment using only stash materials.
    Collecting free eggs from the hens and using them daily, plus selling extras.

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    Brenda67, I'm picturing manically-hyper chickens hopped up on sugar running around your yard!

    Yesterday, stuck at work all day, so I guess I just earned money through "hard labour" to put away toward retirement and managed not to spend any!
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Another no spend day.
    However I was gifted 2-8# bags of oranges. So guess what I'll be eating for the next few weeks.
    Worked all day.
    Eggs from hens, free heat from wood, warm enough this afternoon to have windows open for a few hours. Fresh air.

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    I hung up a drying line in my kitchen over my sink so I can dry my Ziploc bags after I wash them (our balcony overlooks a major street so putting them out there was risking them just getting icky again).

    I discussed self defense strategies with DH. Discovered he knows how to use grenades and is very accurate with them but is a bad shot with a gun (who knew?).

    I cooked from the stockpile exclusively.

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    If I had to live where I needed to be good with grenades, I'd be relocating.

    I sewed most of a shirt, crocheted, and ate leftovers.

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    Stockpotted a whole turkey today, so the dogs will eat like kings for at least a week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    If I had to live where I needed to be good with grenades, I'd be relocating.
    Heh, me too!! But they might be good against zombies. He was a soldier in the army, don't worry... I'm not living with a nutjob!

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