Well, the first week is done and it was both easy and hard..
The easy part was we are not lacking.. while I am already out of fresh fruit, we have lots of canned and frozen fruit, we have some dried and I also brought in my pre-potted rhubarb roots that was done in the fall to start thawing and growing for fresh rhubarb in the middle of winter.
I am out of extra greens, so we are down to sprouts and pea greens as well as frozen or dried greens.. nothing that you can’t deal with.. Lots of eggs coming in the house, so great there and I have three ewe’s that are walking baby bellies!
The harder was my day out, I was grateful that Deb paid for my breakfast so that I did not break the rules but while I really enjoyed my looking at the shopping trip afterward, I would have gotten a great granite bowl and grinder for sure and we went lee valley tools…
YES, I went to lee valley tools and left the store without buying anything.. talk about will power!! LOL
The really hard was realizing that I am one hair wash away from being out of my favorite conditioner.. (how did that happen, why is there not any extra, because it’s not been on sale for months, or more like for at least a year plus) which let me tell you did not make me happy..
My longer hair needs to have a softener added after being washed.. but we have eggs for a deep condition and we have lots of rice.. so I will be doing rice water rinse
Did you just go.. huh, rice water rinse? The joy of this is that you just need to soak your rice in water (which also cuts down the cooking time) and instead of putting it down the sink.. it has a job to do.. or you can make your rice with extra water just for this, either way, it’s very little extra work and because it can be stored in the fridge and or fermented to a point, it does not need to be made daily and it should be diluted
What is Rice Water?
Rice water, in its simplest form, is the water that is leftover after washing off rice in preparation for eating. It can be concentrated or diluted and even fermented to bring out most of its benefits.
Rice water contains nutrients that can fortify hair and renew skin when used as a facial wash or hair rinse, and unlike many products for skin or hair care on the commercial market, it is an easy and natural way to care for your skin and hair.
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Other then that surprise, we had a cord give out, and it was a important one, its the cord that runs the heater in the big water trough.. its needed.. its been taken care of but while we have smaller cords, at this point, we have nothing as a current backup longer then 25 feet for outdoor winter left.
If I did not believe in solar power so much, and was a normal person that has more cords around, it would not matter but its a area that I will need to increase the backups on the farm.
That’s it for now.. how did everyone else’s week go..
Savings for week one
- Food Costs- 25
- Coffee on girls night out – 2
- Breakfast out 20 (meals plus tip, plus tax)
- Not buying the bowl 16
- Not buying at Lee Valley – (assuming that I was cheap that day) 60 at least
- Church Basement – 5 dollars ( I need second pots for a few things I want to do)
- Allowance -20 each so 40 total
Total Savings for week 1 – 108 dollars