Herbs Full Sun or Shade; Annual or Perennial

Herbs Full Sun or Shade; Annual or Perennial

Sage

Sage

As part of eating healthier we have cut back on our use of salt. We have found that using fresh herbs or even herbs we have dried ourselves lends to a much tastier meal. This year thanks to my sister in law Cindy, we not only have a garden but will have an herb garden as well. There are seven of us all together between both houses to feed from this garden. Which means we will need a lot of…

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Rear Tine Tiller Review

Rear Tine Tiller Review

2014-04-11 12.12.41We bought a Powermate 18 in. 196 cc 4-Cycle Rear-Tine Counter-Rotating Gas-Powered Tiller from our local Home Depot store. I can’t tell you how pleased we are with it and its capabilities. We were turning virgin ground, truly virgin ground loaded with all kinds of rocks. She went through it like a hot knife through butter and was barely breathing.

You do need to have some muscle to use this…

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Basic Skills Everyone Should Have

Basic Skills Everyone Should Have

DIY is more frugal.

DIY is more frugal.

If you can afford to pay some one to do everything for you kudos! However, most of us cannot. So there are some basic skills that everyone, men and women alike should know how to do. It’s quite a list but I personally find these skills so very useful and most of them are not hard to learn either.

Knowledge is always the key to being self-reliant and saving money. There are…

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Adventures in Gardening: First Look at the New Garden

Adventures in Gardening: First Look at the New Garden

2014-04-11 12.12.41Last week we were able to fire up the new tiller and get started on putting in our garden. We are using a small plot at my brother’s house. We will also be putting in a small garden at a friend’s house as well. I guess you could say we are “guerrilla gardening“. It is our solution to not being permitted to have vegetable plants at our apartment complex. So this is how we will get it all done…

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Organization Tips

organizerI have several calendars that I use to make sure I know where everyone is supposed to be. I have been searching the web for some cool ways to make this process a little easier. Once upon a time I had a family life organizer that I made based on Flylady’s calendar and my needs at the time. It definitely needs a make over, which will be available later this summer.

In my search I discovered Money…

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Is Menu Planning Frugal?

Is Menu Planning Frugal?

cookbookDo you plan out your menu in advance? Do you find it useful to stick to a recurring menu or to just have meals planned out in your head?

I try to plan out a two week menu. Eventually I want to return to Once A Month Cookingbut that is still a ways away. I get paid every two weeks so that why I decided on a two week menu plan. Meal planning has become a family event. We sit down with our calendar…

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Canning Jars vs Plastic Tupperware

Canning Jars vs Plastic Tupperware

antique-jarsMy family and I have been talking about finding a solution to the whole store it in plastic issue. We had talked about going to glass but finding the right sizes and the cost have been a bit prohibitive. Well this year we started talking about how best to preserve our garden delights. Canning of course was one of the options, so it was agreed we would start buying canning jars a few at a time.

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To Give Allowance or Not? That Is the Question.

To Give Allowance or Not? That Is the Question.

cashDo  you give your kids an allowance? How much? Do you pay it weekly, biweekly or monthly? Almost sounds like you are applying for credit doesn’t it?

I do give my 15 yr old daughter $20 per month in allowance. She does earn a bit on her own here and there helping some of our neighbors out. With a very busy schedule she really doesn’t have time for a part time job. I would rather see her…

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