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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I am looking for ideas how to raise my chickens as frugally as possible. Do you have ideas on feeding and raising my chickens frugally? I have 4 hens and 2 roosters that I got this spring. The hens are now laying but not consistently. I have 15 pullets that I got this fall. I am still feeding...
  2. General Chat
    Little Miss just came home from her first sleep over wearing make up,nails and toes done with fancy details,her long hair curled, and wearing the biggest smile. They mention they used a heat defender on her hair to protect it and the curls would have lasted longer if they had used hair spray...
  3. General Chat
    Just wondering what peoples opinions are on the raising the debt limit and if they dont how it will affect our every day lives...I have stocked up this past week just in case....love to hear what everyone else thinks....
  4. Frugal Living
    I just don't know if it is ever going to get better. I was reading the local paper yesterday and there was a piece on Duke energy raising our rates by 17 percent! Our pay has been cut in half this year and everything just keeps going up. I just don't know what we are going to do. We have...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    I have entertained the idea of raising chickens in the past.. I have one big problem... Most of my "usable" yard is on top of a hill and isn't accessible in the winter... Here's my questions.. How old are they when they start laying eggs? Can you raise them until the first snow and then,um...
  6. Family
    I wanted to share something we are doing in our home for and with my daughter. My Diva is chemically, physically and hormonally tested to be 13.10 years old... but she is still mentally and chronologically 9.11 years old. On top of the normal day to day dramas of being "almost 10 Momma"... she...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    To the veterans of raising chickens... I need your help. My DW has decided she wants to raise chickens. Well I get the pleasure of building a coop and of course my wife never does ANYTHING small scale!:gaah: So, until I get a shed or coop built, she wants to get her chickens and needs...
  8. General Chat
    My main credit card (the 1st one I opened) is raising the interest rate to 24%! I read somewhere that this is a desperate move by CC companies cause of the new rules for them. Sometime, I think in Feb, CC companies have to obey they new laws, government will make 'em. So they're trying to get...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I'm seeing alot of this being posted; so I thought I'd give you this info to check out. I received a statement from my credit union. It stated cc with 9% interest FIXED!! and there was no balance transfer. This might be something to check out.
  10. Family
    First a Funny: My youngest, Little Miss was excited to be going to the library to check out a book on her own library card. She said, "I can get the book on my own profile." Not so funny but wonderous: Keeping taps on Middle school son, Buddy. I can log on to the parent report card and know...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    I just called the zoning dept today and found out we can have up to 20 chickens as long as they within 2' of anyone elses property and they are enclosed in a coop. DH already informed me that he will build a coop but will not help with the cleaning/feeding of them. DH and SIL keep telling me...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    What is a good guideline in deciding how high to raise your deductible on your homeowner's insurance? Right now ours is only $1K and I'd like to raise that to lower our premiums but I don't want to be foolish. Any suggestions for me on coming up with a figure?
  13. Frugal Living
    I stopped in today to get my 10 loaves of breadstuff for $7.99. They are now 10 loaves for $8.99 (or .90 per loaf). I commented to the women at the till about the prices of discount bread going up. One of the ladies told me it was going even higher. They were going to double the price. They...
  14. Frugal Living
    I just read an article that since coke sales and profits are down, they are going to be raising their prices after Labor Day. I'd post the link to the article, but the info was mainly on the stock...and had nothing to do with the prices going up. I'm wondering how much the prices are going up...
  15. Utilities
    rates and they sure did!!!! My bill jumped from $151 to $198.:bang: I've been unplugging more, not running dryer, etc.... I don't think we will ever get ahead!
  16. News you can use
    Raising grandkids? You have options If you find yourself in the role of caregiver again, don't try to go it alone. Tapping the available resources for financial and emotional support can help.
  17. News you can use
    Raising your grandchildren? You have options If you find yourself in the role of caregiver again, be sure to tap the plentiful resources available to you.
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    I hope this is the right place for this but here goes. I am thinking about the future of course and thought it wouldnt hurt to get myself prepared but I am interested in getting some chickens and using their eggs to eat of course, I dont want to sell their eggs or make a profit but I do want...
  19. General Chat
    My kids are raising funds to sponsor two needy children at summer camp. The cost of the sponsorship is $100 per child. I need ideas for my 14 and 9 year old to raise the funds for this sponsorship. Their first fundraiser is to bake a variety of goods and place in fellowship hall at church...
  20. Find Your Kith
    yep I`m raiseing 2dgson`s. michael for 1oyrs. Jeremy since april . he`s no t related but I love him just as much. dgk are so precious. my 2 boy`sare 16 . I was curious how many grand parent`s there are.
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