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Chickens, Eggs, and Building your own Coop

After buying a house last winter, one of my first projects was getting chickens. Having grown up on a farm with chickens and fresh eggs, I always wanted to get my own flock. 958 more words


What a Preschool Birthday Party Doesn't Need

When Christmas ends, there’s no rest for the weary in the FP household. Big Brother had the unfortunate luck to come into the world on January 21st, when many of us find ourselves sunk in celebration fatigue. 852 more words


Maintaining old boats

(Things that go “Tunk” in the night)

“Tack. Tack. Tack. Tunk…”

“Tunk” is a sound no boat owner wants to hear – at least no fiberglass boat owner. 914 more words


Pop Goes The Power

Here comes the wind again. Rushing in, flying branches, popping power lines, simultaneously encouraging quick writing and a post about frugality. Let’s see if I can get this done before the lights flicker again. 1,056 more words


Sometimes, when I talk with people about money, I get the impression that they’re not sure what to think of my frugal ways.  In some cases, they’re actually dismissive. 519 more words


Geriatric Social Work and Personal Finance Are Related How?

For those of you that don’t know, I work by day as a geriatric social worker (by night I write this blog, read a lot of books, and bake a lot of cookies). 1,714 more words

weekly budget check

As opposed to last week, I spend almost the entire weekly allowance this week. I also have spent a portion of the “fun funds” and had expenses in the “cleaning products” category (not shown). 88 more words