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  1. General Chat
    Well, here's the start to my day. I can hear the ravens outside, spreading the word to all their beaky friends about the buffet scattered around our yard by the bear who dumped three of our trash cans during the night. Guess it's time to get out the scoop shovel and clean up the mess.
  2. Secondhand Shopping
    I think I am addicted lol. I went shopping up north this time to some new stores. I set out looking for several things- foodsaver accessories, craft items, inline skates for ds (so I can have mine back!), shorts and pants for ds, longsleeve shirts and pants for dd, and a sweatshirt or jacket...
  3. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    I had 3lbs of blackberries that had been in the freezer all summer. I finally got around to making a pie this evening..... and a little more. ( I have to make big pies in a 13X9 cake pan for my large family) I had to drain all of the juice that I could after the berries thawed - with that juice...
  4. General Chat
    We are finally moved. After three months of living in our adult daughter's upstairs bedrooms, and commuting back and forth to Indianapolis all this time, we moved last weekend. Of COURSE it was pouring rain. And we broke the garage door by slamming into it with a runaway upright freezer. And the...
  5. Community sites
    I hope you guys want to follow it!
  6. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I made hot pepper jelly today but instead of making freezer jelly like I said I wanted to do before, I hot packed it!! Woohoo! It looks like it turned out well, all the lids sealed. I hope it sets up right. I goofed and chopped up way too many peppers but I caught my mistake before I cooked...
  7. General Chat
    A few months ago I posted about my challenges of shopping without meaning... you can find that story here... http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110558&highlight=adventures+in+frugality Last night dh and I had an equally comic experience and were laughing all the way through...
  8. General Chat
    A short story to highlight the challenges of a frugal shopper: I somehow managed to get to town without my debit card. I had $20 in cash but my list for Aldi was longer than $20 and, while they do accept debit, they don't accept checks. We live about 25 miles from Aldi so I didn't want to have...
  9. General Chat
    Moving across country is not an easy task. We picked up a 16 ft truck and a trailer for our car on Monday morning. We loaded the truck most of the day on Monday as well as ran some last minute errands. We had hoped to sleep on an air mattress at our house Monday night, but someone packed it. So...
  10. General Chat
    Moving across country is not an easy task. We picked up a 16 ft truck and a trailer for our car on Monday morning. We loaded the truck most of the day on Monday as well as ran some last minute errands. We had hoped to sleep on an air mattress at our house Monday night, but someone packed it. So...
  11. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    :laughs: I'm having surgery on my foot next month so have started the menu planning and cooking so its easy on dh. I've made: 1 large recipe meatballs that made 5bags 4 small pans of lasagne 36 hamburger patties (portioned into 6's) and the buns 4 meatloaves marinating (each bag has 4drums...
  12. Baking Breads
    I ahve this super simple recipe for bread so I thought Id try it. So I get out everything I need and proceed. I mix the yeast, sugar and water. Let it sit. Meanwhile I mix the milk, butter, sugar and salt. It says add 4 cups flour. So I add the flour and yeast mixture. Then it says add an...
  13. Freebies
    AAA, AARP, Military and Senior Discounts Available Book a flight in our open cockpit biplane, air combat fighter, or warbird and we’ll give you a free T-shirt. Offer expires July 31, 2007. Expiration dates are renewed the last week of each month. Tickets Good For 6 Months - 30 Day Money Back...
  14. Freebies
    http://www.fema.gov/kids/freebks.htm Free Books To Order From FEMA You can order a storybook and a coloring book free from FEMA. "The Adventures of Julia and Robbie: The Disaster Twins" is a book best for third and fourth graders. Both are great stories about disasters. There is also a great...
  15. Baking Breads
    I have been looking for an authentic sourdough starter recipe (that I like) for awhile. Now I have a new one to try! I got this starter recipe from Cooks Illustrated and am going to be trying it out this week. I will post my results as I get time. Anyone else who wants to try it--go ahead. (I...
  16. Freebies
    hubby will LOVE this!! :)   http://www.4wheelparts.com/4wp/customer/login_sub.asp?subType=am
  17. Frugal Living
    Check out how The Tightwad Gazette helped saved these people money throughout the year: http://pages.ivillage.com/thefarmhouse5/id25.html :toothy:
  18. Soapmaking
    I'm going to making soap over the next little while and thought I'd start a thread and tell you my adventures. I will probably take some pictures as well so let me get started. When I first started on this journey of being self-sufficient, on the top of my list was to learn how to make...
  19. Home and Family
    I wish there was an easy 10 step plan to potty training. But the truth is every child is different and will go at their own pace. To quote a teacher I had in a child development class I took, "I've never seen a college student wearing diapers." Being a mother of two, one boy and one girl. I've...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    Looks like a good book... "Homesteading Adventures, A Guide for Doers and Dreamers" I found this review as I was surfing. I think I will check the library for this book, it looks good. Theres a few reviews and an excerpt from the book here. http://www.manytracks.com/homadv.htm
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