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    Default What did you get free November 2020?

    One breakfast cup of oatmeal, 12 rolls toilet paper, with virtual coupons at the supermarket. Also a bunch of hardwood scraps for my fireplace.
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    A friend brought me free dinner the other evening and another dropped off duck meat I helped her can in a basket that said she did NOT want it back. I ate the free dinner but passed on the basket (I have too many).
    I've gotten some wood scraps to enhance my firewood pile. They make great kindling.

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    I earned $30 from Inbox Dollars and chose a Ebay GC..I'll buy wool sox, gloves and hats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieTru View Post
    A friend brought me free dinner the other evening and another dropped off duck meat I helped her can in a basket that said she did NOT want it back. I ate the free dinner but passed on the basket (I have too many).
    I've gotten some wood scraps to enhance my firewood pile. They make great kindling.
    This place has both kindling and chunky blocks. Furniture factory. Another place I go by, builds modular homes and often has softwood scraps (lumber) so I get a good mix.
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    carbon monoxide detector

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    MIL sent me a Target gift card

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    not much free but library not selling books but giving the book sale ones away so got a few xmas mysteries. not sure if that was oct or nov though.

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    there was a 2nd harvest distribution at work. I went ahead and got the allotment for a household of "1" and shared it out with like 3 people! A bag of "creamy" mashed potatoes, about 3lbs. A 5lb bag of russian fingerling potatoes, 8lbs of bananas that had to be used THAT DAY, a box of cereal! (I haven't had cereal in forever and passed that on), 1lb of spinach rotini pasta, 3 loaves of bread!!! (passed some of that on, kept a loaf of dark rye for myself), 5lbs of celery (passed quite a bit of that on as well...too much for me to eat or use up). I made banana bread from as many of the bananas as I could, put a few in the work freezer for later, and passed the rest on to the neighbor....and honestly the ones that were just too far gone and dissolving in the bag went to my chickens to be turned into eggs (and chicken poop...). SO MUCH FOOD. I still had onions from going to 2nd harvest once last month, and 2lbs of carrots that I got for 5lbs for a dollar at a farmers market. And a ton of garlic from the community garden so ...soup for me tonight. Really good. I had it with some rye bread.
    The banana bread burned so unfortunately the chickens got the burned part too. I hate to waste but baking in a casserole on top of the wood stove with a metal dishpan over it to make a dutch oven...should have gone smaller. I have baking tiny breads and cakes or muffins sorted out but went big and ended up making a mistake. Still...worth nothing that the flour I used was also a gift from an over abundance at a food distrubution event. So...I really hate wasting it and I ate the bits that were remotely edible and the chickens get the rest.

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    It's so nice to have chickens to eat up the excess!!

    Got a good bunch of holiday fabric scraps from a free box, will cut them up for charm squares for sale. Two jars of black currant jam, someone donated to food shelf but we can't give them out if they are home-made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josantoro View Post
    This place has both kindling and chunky blocks. Furniture factory. Another place I go by, builds modular homes and often has softwood scraps (lumber) so I get a good mix.
    that is so cool! and you don't have to smash up pallets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieTru View Post
    that is so cool! and you don't have to smash up pallets!
    Speaking from experience, pallets are easy to take apart - it's the cable spools that are a real pain!
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    small pecan pie from friend.
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    Just went to 2nd harvest. They were giving out pre-packed boxes of pasta, sauce, brown rice, canned veg and canned fruit! Probably 20 meals or more with about half of those being fully balanced with fruit and veg. Special K cereal (too expensive for me to buy!) spinach pasta, frozen veggies in small amounts (I'm going to make a soup with those right away), bananas only good for animal feed, 3 loaves of bread (oroweat brand, I got 2 ryes and a sandwich things), Crackers, frozen bread sticks (I skipped those...no freezer) and few other random items. If we went into "lock down" right now this is all the perfect complement to all the meat and beans and lentils I have stored. This is up there with the time they handed out 10lb bags of flour. I'll share out what I got. It's more than I need and others will appreciate it too. Maybe some to the tiny free pantry.

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    Maggie- How wonderful that you'll share those food items with the pantry! You got some great non-perishables.

    We received a $300 supermarket gc.

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    Got a $10 GC for ebay from swagbucks to get a liquid transfer set.

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