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Five Frugal Things

  1. Rather than buying a new wheelbarrow, we repaired the one we had. And then I had fun making a stencil to embellish it (totally needless, but I was amused).
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Garden Plans

Last year I made some drastic plans to change-up our gardens as a way to reduce the workload while still growing our entire year’s food.  I pretty much stuck to that plan of just planting half of each outside garden space to make a true 50% reduction. 766 more words

Zero Mile Foodshed

A slow week

From headcolds to coughing so hard I sprained my back (not funny – I’m spending the weekend stuck in bed!) and losing the lid of my… 321 more words


Day 31 - Making do in the moment

Today I walked into the living room to take a walk on the treadmill, and (Poof!) the light died.  Time to go light bulb shopping. 250 more words


Little Things

Kage Baker tried her best to ignore the little niggling attacks of life on her time and energy.

Large portions of her schedules were designed to resist the effects of the tiny problems, the ones that crowd into your time like evil rodents from hell and nibble on you. 906 more words

Life Lesson: work with what you have

This Life Lesson Episode:

You can’t always have what you want, so work with what you have.

One of my concessions in life – not having a walk in pantry in the kitchen.  769 more words

Accept What You Have

Reassessing for 2017

So any of you who have been around for a while know that my blogging over the last two years has been… sporadic at best. I’ll have a month or two where I’m really consistent, and then go on radio silence for three. 419 more words