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    I like that too and I’d looked at them. The smock...

    I like that too and I’d looked at them. The smock I might buy is about $25 more than I’d budgeted. But what I ordered won’t do in winter... so next month maybe? The smock has kangaroo pockets, so...
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    Iíve just been contemplating changing my wardrobe...

    Iíve just been contemplating changing my wardrobe to being more minimalist. A smock and leggings, say. No buttons or zippers. Maybe no collar. Definitely keep the leggings. Havenít resolved the need...
  3. Thread: July Purge

    by NewGig
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    A pet carrier we were given, for a huge dog. We...

    A pet carrier we were given, for a huge dog. We have 2 small cats... DH has been on a tear. Weíve cleaned 1/2 the wood shed and the porch. The table and chairs which were in one corner of the yard...
  4. Thread: June Purge

    by NewGig
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    We are clearing an area behind the house. It had...

    We are clearing an area behind the house. It had been a dumping ground, but with the new window that went in with mini split, we’ve been looking at it, where we hadn’t. So, it’s being cleaned up. The...
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    Best thing I did was get a farm cookbook. Mine is...

    Best thing I did was get a farm cookbook. Mine is the N.H. Farm museum cookbook. Also, most CSAs publish recipes, at least the 2 weíve been involved with do. If you donít like a veggie the way it...
  6. Books. We’re finally putting in a wall of...

    Books. We’re finally putting in a wall of bookcases so I can shelve the keeps and eliminate dupes!
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    I have 3 pairs. Black, with spots, and blue. The...

    I have 3 pairs. Black, with spots, and blue. The black and spotted ones actually fit, they cost $1 each at a thrift shop and when I got them home I trashed the older ratty ones. Spotty jeans isnít my...
  8. Thread: May Purge

    by NewGig
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    I took 4 boxes of books to the dump today. Makes...

    I took 4 boxes of books to the dump today. Makes me sad, but they. Have to go.
  9. Thread: Flour

    by NewGig
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    We bake except in the dog days of summer usually....

    We bake except in the dog days of summer usually. This year we may just keep baking. Bread we liked just got too expensive.

    More with Less is a great book!
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    Iíve been making a lot of new recipes, using what...

    Iíve been making a lot of new recipes, using what I have in hand. A rice, lentils and onion dish, a jarred salad, a burrito bowl, a ďbrother JonathanĒ etc. Iím also using our standards, whatever fits...
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    Pretty much normal. We ordered but havenít yet...

    Pretty much normal. We ordered but havenít yet gotten some dry milk as the store has been out. The mail order place is out too. So weíll get it when we do.
  12. We are shopping once a week and had gotten lazy...

    We are shopping once a week and had gotten lazy about that before. Also, avoiding supermarkets, so buying more at the farm’s store or online. Mostly when we’re not working, we’re working on the house...
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    I have a pot of black beans soaking. I’ll cook...

    I have a pot of black beans soaking. I’ll cook them up plain and freeze them for ? Also have some jarred salad made. Tonight’s dinner will be omlettes with the last of the spaghetti sauce over them,...
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    Thought you might, but if there was something...

    Thought you might, but if there was something there you hadn't thought of, well I tried!
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    I'd started a lot of this because I thought one...

    I'd started a lot of this because I thought one of three things was going to happen: DH was going to be permanently disabled because of his broken leg last Oct., we were possibly going to need to...
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    Try diluting supplies? We mix expensive cat...

    Try diluting supplies? We mix expensive cat litter with cheaper stuff. I know of people who mix 1/2 the grounds from a previous batch of coffee into the next. I also know people who've tried that and...
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    We compost it as well. Itís the only thing which...

    We compost it as well. Itís the only thing which goes out in the composter year round.
  18. Thanks! In some ways I feel guilty to have...

    Thanks! In some ways I feel guilty to have something so positive for me come out of this nonsense. I’ve had a lot of folks ask me if this leaned on my ptsd and the answer is no.

    I’m already...
  19. We belong to a CSA, well 2. I signed up for an...

    We belong to a CSA, well 2. I signed up for an early spring one, mostly greens this year. I managed to do this and save money by going to a 1/2 share at our regular farm and not signing up for the...
  20. Thread: Conavirus......

    by NewGig
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    Two days ago there were no cases in our town....

    Two days ago there were no cases in our town. Last night's map has 1-4 people in town have it. Probably 1, maybe as many as 4. Oh joy! It isn't us, but I was feeling not safe, but not endangered,...
  21. Thread: Gaslighting

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    One thing I know as a previously-abused person,...

    One thing I know as a previously-abused person, afterwards it DOES stand out like a beacon when you encounter it again.
  22. Thread: Making bread

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    FrugalFitMom on youtube has a cheap, no knead...

    FrugalFitMom on youtube has a cheap, no knead bread she makes. We've been using the recipe for a while. I like it better than my significant other, but we both like it well enough.
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    I worked for a service bureau for a couple of...

    I worked for a service bureau for a couple of years doing data entry. It is essentially a factory job, with paper. You’re asked to do as much as you can, as fast as you can. If you don’t like the...
  24. Thread: March Frugals

    by NewGig
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    I did a tally since DH broke his leg in Oct. We...

    I did a tally since DH broke his leg in Oct. We have replaced the basement sump pump, a car, the heating system, and our water heater. Definitely NOT frugal!

    The new heating system costs more to...
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    Not surprised!

    Not surprised!
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