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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I absolutely hate the coop we have currently for the ladies. I am working to convince DH that we need to build one that is a little nicer with a larger run area. I can not free range in my area. Hoping some of you have plans, photos or advice on an affordable way to build something else...
  2. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    We have a lot of people looking to get the most bang for their buck when buying groceries and then using them in frugal meals. So let's see what we can come up with :) Please add one entry per post. Thanks. Appetizer- Salad- Bread- Soup- Entre - Side- Side- Dessert- Beverages- Condiments...
  3. Stockpiling
    I once had a pretty good sized stockpile. Then my BIL stole some of the items. Then we used alot of our items over the hollidays. Then times got tougher and we kept using our stockpile without adding back to it. My dh also keeps giving my bil (his brother) food. So I am back to building my food...
  4. Freebies
    http://f.chtah.com/i/9/276579820/20110414_18.jpg Visit Borders on May 7th for the Throne of Fire book release and kids will receive a free Lego Pharoaoh's Quest Building Set. This offer is only while supplies lasts and is at participating Borders only. The event will run on May 7th at 2pm and...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I found this article on a blog and thought it was awesome! It pretty much teaches Dave Ramsey but with the main stream media twist. All in all a good article. Is Dave Ramsey Wrong?
  6. General Chat
    The real breaking has started. I hope you like the photos. http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/members/dutchie-albums-follow-up-sons-apartment-building-progress.html
  7. Kitchen Basics
    Looking for a good reliable recipe building site. Does anyone have any suggestions? TIA Melissa
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    5 November 2010 Greenhouse on Deck. 5 November 2010 Greenhouse on Deck. I decided to build a large greenhouse on the deck, which doesn’t get much use. The enclosure will be a sun room if appropriate, instead of the canvas structure that use to be there. I have a small 5000 BTU heater that...
  9. DIY
    I bought this house in April. I need to fix a small section of the workshed roof which is an added structure attached to the outside wall of my house. The walls also need to be replaced because along the bottom where the wood meets the concrete, it is water damaged. I was thinking I would...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hey everyone. I haven't been here in a while because of work, school and family, but now that school is over, I am hoping to be on here a little more. We are getting ready to finally get a loan to build our house. As some of you may remember, we were 2 weeks away from closing on having a...
  11. DIY
    We've got a little area on the side of our house that is totally unused right now that has enough room for a 5'x10' shed. The shed will be bordered on 2 sides by fencing and on the 3rd by the house. I'm planning to stick build it myself from plans from the internet. My question - do I need...
  12. Question and Answer
    Anyone who has built a custom home, what is a good resource to start with? I'm not ready to research specifics (like building materials), I'm looking more for questions than answers. A list of steps perhaps, what I have to ask about and/or have tested when looking for land, what factors I need...
  13. General Chat
    Hello everyone. It's been almost 1 year since my DH and I broke ground for our off grid home. We built it ourselves and my DH designed our solar system without any prior knowledge to solar systems. We have been living off our own electric for almost a year. It is great being so self sufficient...
  14. Financial hardship
    Do you guys focus on paying off debt and then saving, saving first and then paying off debt or do you do a little of both?
  15. Home Environment
    We went to an orientation for the program through rural development. We can borrow up to $172,000 and payments will be $742 including taxes and insurance!!! WOW! We will probably spend less - maybe around $160,000 total but the monthly amount will stay the same; they just reduce our subsidy. We...
  16. News you can use
    Plastic fantastic building materials Neighbors and buyers can't tell these artificial materials from nature's handiwork. But your wallet will know. Here are the best state-of-the-art look-alikes.
  17. Home Environment
    Well, we're still waiting on final approval from rural development but should be getting that sometime next month (they have 30 days from the date they receive application. We were talking to dh's uncle and dh kiddingly said something about buying some of his uncle's land (he owns 13 or 14...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    they were here over the weekend and while we all sat around the patio he asked which of the rose bushes were ones that my mom planted (we bought this house from my parents when they moved away from here 25 years ago). I pointed them out and Gripey and I decided as part of their housewarming gift...
  19. Stockpiling
    Today after going to the bank, I went shopping. I decided to build my stock pile. I added: 60 boxes of mac n' cheese (lowest price i've seen in over a year) 40 lbs of flour(it was up already $4/20lb but it's only getting higher) 40 lbs of rice - still the same price. Might get one more for the...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    I am needing ideas for building up a pantry and stocking up on household/beauty products. I should be an old hand at this and used to have a good stock of supplies where I used to live. The only major grocery store we have here is a super Wal-Mart. They do not advertise sales so I can't plan...
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