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  1. General Chat
    Do we really crave the foods we were feed as a child? Will our children really crave boxed pizza if that is what we fed them? First glance I would say yes. That is what all the parenting papers say. And I did make homemade baby food for my kids and whole wheat bread for a reason, right? But...
  2. General Chat
    It does not cost you anything https://www.facebook.com/Kelloggs?sk=app_310578042293501
  3. Pets
    pigs ears........and if the brand is the Jones Brand...please read this article. Lots of states were mentioned.........and it is for salmonella....pretty serious stuff. Humans can get it too from handling them. Jones Natural Chews Recalls Pig Ear Dog Chews
  4. General Chat
    :yikes: I wonder just how much of this is going on? Lawsuit filed against Filipino teachers' recruiter - San Jose Mercury News
  5. Freebies
    Restaurant.com is sponsoring "Feed it Forward" again this year. You can give up to 30, $10.00 restaurant certificates away per day for free!!! Only 3 days left!!! I sent one to everyone in my address book! We received one last year and really enjoyed our discounted night out!
  6. Freebies
    This is a free e-book that gives you a shopping list and recipes so that you can feed your family for $3 per person, per day. Of course, I'm sure that most of you can probably do even better than that. But for someone who is just starting out trying to save money on groceries, this would be a...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Thought some of you may use this and so I thought I would let you all know about it... read more here: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/landolakes04_09.html
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    We now have 12 baby chicks, meat birds, that are about 1 week old. Bought them at the farm store last saturday, a unplanned purchase. Years ago, we have chickens and other barnyard fowl around so nothing real new to us. I don't remember ever raising babies up though. Hubby gave them a slice of...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    I could not believe it Walmart has big bags of laying hen's chicken feed. They also have mineral blocks, salt blocks, big bags of Pig feed, horse feed,and milk supplements. I guess Walmart is going to start competing with the feed store. Has anyone else noticed this at their Walmart or is it...
  10. Frugal Living
    I'm looking to make a scientific measurement of how much it would cost to feed and home one person. To do this I need to know what sort of things to take into account, and I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions. (or links to relevant information) For food, cheap recipes that you...
  11. Calculations and Alternatives
    Now, I know breastfeeding is the ultimate frugal choice but it just didn't work out for me. That said, I've compared Similac powder, ready to feed liquid (RTF) and the use of the $5 checks. Please check my math. I have used average prices based on the few stores I have price compared. Powder...
  12. Frugal Living
    Could you feed a family of four for a week if this is what you had? 1.5 lb. Choice Cut Beef Roast 2 lb. Breaded Chicken Tenders 2 lb. IQF Chicken Breast 1.5 lb. Pork Chops (4 x 6 oz.) 1 lb. 80/20 Lean Beef Patties (4 x 4 oz.) 28 oz. Salisbury Steak Entreé 1 lb. All Meat Hot...
  13. Pets
    We now have two more babies. We lost 3 in the last 6 months.. People must know to dump them off here.. ticks me off people won't take care of their animals ! We now have a 1 year old very long haired black & white, boy, he came already fixed, He was so matted we had to take him in to be shaved...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    DH was telling me about a commercial he saw and wanted me to check out feedthepig.com. It's actually a public service campaign to encourage people to budget and save. The commercials are also on the web site. Pretty cute, lol. http://www.feedthepig.org/AboutUs.aspx
  15. Frugal Living
    Demand spikes at pet food banks http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24936402/
  16. Food for Kids
    I'm looking for some frugal lunch ideas for my kids. It's so easy to heat a store bought frozen dinner for them, but I want to try and avoid that. My 6 year old is super picky. I was thinking of cooking large batches of items and freezing in single portions.
  17. Freebies
    http://www.feedourkidswell.com/Themes/fokw/Common/FreeStuff.aspx
  18. Discount Stores
    I found out recently that Ol'Roy dog food in the yellow bag is the same thing Pedigree. I did'nt believe it at first, but after buying a bag and comparing it side by side, it was the same. It is $7 cheaper than Pedigree for a 50lb bag. Well at least it is the same size and shape. It also smells...
  19. Food for Kids
    My son is 6 and is eating like a teenager lately! I think part of the problem is that at school they only have 20 min to eat so I don't think he's getting a lot of food for lunch. They do have snack in the afternoon, but I'm kind of limited on what I can send for that. Although I'm open to...
  20. General Chat
    I went yesterday & purchased 200 lbs of feed for my rabbits- that will last us 2 months. I have been keeping record of the price increase of feed in my "bunny log" and this time last year, I was paying $31.90 for #200 - yesterday I paid $46 for the same brand & weight. The owner was truly sick...
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