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  1. Fourth (and hopefully last) grocery trip for the month

    by , 07-30-2009 at 01:29 PM
    Still well within budget this month! Woo hoo!!

    Spent $52.22.

    Soymilk (on sale/4 cartons) $11.56
    Organic lemons (4 @ .79/ea) $3.16
    Catfood (dry) $15.99
    Apples (1 lb @ 1.75/lb) $1.73
    Organic lettuce mix $4.99
    Organic bunch carrots $1.39
    Yellow onions (3 lb bag) $1.99
    Organic wheat grass (4 ea) $7.16
    Half and Half $2.49

    The soymilk is for me. I'm living on the stuff now. Same with the Half and Half. Soymilk ...
  2. A week on the ranch (July 20 - July 26, 2009)

    by , 07-27-2009 at 01:30 AM
    Another less than great week. My back is still out, so I have been operating at about 30%.

    The worst thing that happened this week, and I'll just get it out of the way, was that Colton the bunny died. I found him in the morning, right after losing both the chicken and a finch last week. Polly was very traumatized. I've moved her upstairs with me, and she is slowly getting back to her old self, but I feel badly for her. She had become quite fond of Colton (as had I), and we both miss ...

    Updated 07-27-2009 at 12:15 PM by madhen

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  3. Third trip for the month

    by , 07-26-2009 at 12:12 PM
    Okay, total was $114.76. I'm still doing well, staying under budget, but here goes:

    Half and Half $2.99
    Raisins $3.99
    Canning lids $3.99
    Half pint jars $20.98
    Frozen corn (on sale/6 lbs) $6.98
    Sure-Gel (2 boxes) $6.58
    Yogurt (on sale/6 containers) $3.60
    Frozen blueberries $8.15
    Spring mix (lettuce) $3.99
    Dry mustard (on sale/4 containers) $15.16
    Pine nuts (organic/bulk/.76 lbs) $15.19
    Labels $3.18
    Sunflower seeds ...
  4. A week on the ranch (July 13 - 19, 2009)

    by , 07-20-2009 at 11:54 AM
    A week to forget, overall.

    On Monday, I had the opportunity to test my new pen. It worked beautifully, and I was able to round up all the goats in less than five minutes. The squeeze pen needs some tweaking - a board here and there to visually slow down panicky goats, so they don't end up bashing into the fence and cutting up their noses (two "casualties" on that one), but overall, it worked exactly as I hoped it would.

    However, karma always demands its ...
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    Ranch Diary
  5. And the shopping continues....

    by , 07-17-2009 at 05:47 PM
    Over the last two days:

    Static Guard spray $4.99
    Mustard seed $3.19
    Celery seed $3.99
    Red onions (2.07 lbs) $2.05
    Red bell peppers (.78 lbs) $3.89
    Sushi $8.79
    Watermelon (32.03 lbs for 2 melons) $18.85
    Canning salt $3.38
    Turmeric $3.89
    Lemons (4 total) $3.16

    The static spray is because my car seats on my work car always cause me to get a static shock when I get out of the car, even if I am in it only a few ...
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