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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    30 September 2011 Peparing Garlic Bed 30 September 2011 Peparing Garlic Bed Garlic bed was prepared for planting about the 25 of October 2011. Preparation was in a slightly raised bed for containment and good drainage. Procedure: A layer of city supplied compost, rototilled into the underlying...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    ~My DH was informed this week that his place of employment for the last 15 years would be ceasing operations within a year. We weren't completely shocked by the news because there have been a lot of rumors flying around for months about plants being examined for closure. National level...
  3. Question and Answer
    New house small budget.. Lots of windows to cover for cheap this winter and a small budget. Help me it is drafty.
  4. Pregnancy
    I wanted to get a feel for how people prepared financially for having children. My husband is a grad student right now and we hope to start a family in the near future. I work, but only bring in about 20K a year - enough to pay rent and the bills. When I started asking some close friends I was...
  5. Pregnancy
    Anyone else out there a stalker like me (or anyone who has already gone though all of this) who is WAITING to try for a baby, and is trying get their financial ducks in order? We have a bunch of things that need to be done. We miiiiight be trying in May, but not sure yet. All depends on how the...
  6. Vacations and Travel
    Hi, everyone! :wave2: Just wondering if you could help me plan ahead for a vacation that is coming up. We're going to a place that will take approx. 2 days to get to including an overnight stay at a motel. I want to save on trip expenses, but I need some help in this department. Could/Would...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    So my husband is finally in agreement that we need to budget and we are starting DR FPU tomorrow. I have started putting together a budget to discuss with my husband and would love some input (Good and Bad!). What other categories would you recommend and where do you think I should cut...
  8. Preparedness and Survival
    I have 1 pantry, it is used for daily and small stockpile (very small) I also have a hall closet, it's about 2x8 (but there is a drop where the door is, so only about 2x6 of reachable space) My brain has been on overdrive (the empath in me) and the feeling of HAVING to prepare and getting...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    28 September 2010 Preparing garlic bed. 28 September 2010 Preparing garlic bed. A garlic bed was prepared for planting about the 20 of October to allow the garlic to overwinter. It is a raised bed 8 feet by 8 feet, which will contain over 200 cloves. The area can be a wet, so the raised bed is...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    We have a big snow storm coming our way this weekend. How do you prepare your homestead for a bad weather? We will bring the cows in the barn tomorrow night after milking. Glen said he will have the tractor ready with the plow on for doing the driveway and getting to the barns for the early...
  11. Money challenges
    As 2009 is coming to a close and we're closing in on our $1,000,000 mark for debt reduction (KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK PEOPLE!), it's time to start planning for the 2010 debt reduction challenge. It has become readily apparent that there need to be some definitions of terms for 2010, so there is...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    Preparing Garlic Bed for Planting in October http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RLQJG 10 September 2009 Preparing Garlic Bed for Planting in October The area was contained, rototilled, two wheelbarrows of compost added and rototilled into the soil. The bed will settle for about a month then the garlic...
  13. Preparedness and Survival
    Preparedness is a good thing, but I am curious as to what kinds of situations people are preparing for. For me, it is: 1. (most common) Winter storms / power failures. Up to a week of no electricity. Trees down on houses, etc. 2. (fairly likely at some point) Isolation. We are dependent on...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    I have a portion of my yard that was used as a garden by the old owners of the house. It's slightly raised, and is surrounded by railroad ties. I'm wanting to put in a garden this year, if I can get my hands on a tiller. Basically, I am wondering, is it a 'must' to lift out the sod on top...
  15. Frugal Living
    A thought crossed my mind the other day, and it's been sitting with me. We need to better prepare our children for the future. Teaching them to spend wisely, within their means is a good thing. I was never given that. I had to and am learning the hard way. But whatever, most of us learn that...
  16. Christmas
    I know I might be jumping the gun, but I'm already starting to make gifts for next year's Christmas presents from the extra craft supplies that I have around here( making my dad an afghan now). Just wondering if anyone else is doing the same & what are your handmade gift ideas for next year?
  17. Christmas
    There's three days until Thanksgiving (here in Canada). Every year since I came here, I've been habitually late with getting stuff set up. This year I wanted to change that, so I started three days early in preparing stuff for Monday. We don't plan on having a huge dinner, however, we do plan on...
  18. Christmas
    I admit it- we always seem to go overboard with my 10ds. 2ds and baby girl of course have no worries about Xmas and would be happy with just a few items picked up at garage sales or such, but we had a chat with 10ds the other day explaining $ is tight right now and with the economy in the toilet...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    Preparing Garden Beds for Over-wintering http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?OMLUB 28 September 2008. Preparing Garden Beds for Over-wintering I cleared most of my own compost bins, and spread on various beds throughout the yard. Sometimes I have cleared the compost bins in the Spring, but it is...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?SJQOX 22 August 2008 Preparing Garden for Spring 2009 A portion of the vegetable garden was cleared of spent vegetation, potatoes, beans, carrots, beets,and prepared for the planting of annual red clover cover crop, which will be surface seeded just prior to a...
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