Category Archives: frugal

Seed Starting -Baggy Method -Step by Step -The Set up.

Now you can use this Seed Starting Method for two things.. A) you can test your seed germination rate for a small sampling of home saved seeds or bought seeds or older seeds or gifted seeds.. its always a good … Continue reading

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Elderberry Shrub Recipe

The first of a number of Shrubs for the Food in Jar Challenge.. Elderberry Shrub 8 0z of Elderberry Syrup (made with cooked elderberry juice and sugar at 1 to 1 ratio) 2 oz of Apple Cider Vinager 2 oz … Continue reading

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Lets talk about the farm’s Sugar use in 2016

So in 2016, we used a grand total of 126 pounds of sugar for coffee, tea, baking, canning and so forth.. My records show that approx. 76 pounds went into canning or curing items. Now it gets really trick at … Continue reading

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No Buy Feb 2017 – My Sixth Year..

Its amazing to me that we have been doing No Buy Feb for Six years now.. What is No Buy Feb? It all started years ago as a way for folks to reach two main goals a) do a home and … Continue reading

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Overdone.. Waste Not

This was the sauce.. half a cup of mustard, 1/4th cup of marmalade,  1 soy sauce, half a tsp of keen hot dry mustard and half a tsp of black pepper.  So yummy..  it was put over a mix of … Continue reading

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Hay Costs Winter 2016-2017

For those that where reading my blog though-out 2016, you know that we had a major local drought.. not a little drought.. but a zone 3 bright red drought in my area with level 2 drought around us.. up and … Continue reading

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Garden-Budget Plans 2017

Normally, I have a thousand dollar yearly budget for my garden-farm, this budget includes, seeds, tubers, plants, bushes, tree’s, tools and garden related training classes, seminars Most years I am under budget by a hundred to several hundred but not … Continue reading

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Golden Needles Harvesting

or in common terms, picking and drying lots and lots! of unopenned Day Lily flowers. Ah, the common, humble daylily that most of us call, tigerlily’s or Ditch Lily’s are so wonderful to have in the kitchen, the little root … Continue reading

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Egg Shells for the garden use

Now I know that I could put together a big list of uses for egg shells, and I might do a top ten list someday but this post is about the shells and garden use.. if you own a small … Continue reading

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March Pantry Challenge 2015- 30 days of War Time Meals

Normally march challenge is us living out of the pantry but the truth is we just did that for a month of no buy feb  As always I invite others to join me if they want.. even if you only want … Continue reading

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