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Monday, June 15, 2015
Beets, Berries and Frugal Accomplishments
Last week's frugal accomplishments include harvesting beets, lambs quarter, blackberries, raspberries, chard. I used my .10 fuel rewards for a fill up. Made deviled eggs with our eggs, and roasted beets. Separated the seeds from chaff of our winter greens, & saved them in a reused prescription bottle. Charged my cell phone battery in the car whenever I was driving.
I made Brandy's Spanish rice, to go along with bean burritos. Stopped at the discount grocery store. I didn't get much this time, but got several 30 ct. boxes of Emergen-C for $2 ea. We use these if we're outside sweating a lot, to replenish electrolytes, and during cold and flu season for immune support. I also got a couple 28 oz cans of organic tomatoes for $1 ea.
Worked on my quilt. Sprayed insecticidal soap on raspberries, as I found what I believe are woolly aphids on them, which was draining a lot of their energy. Gave the last piece of honeydew to the chickens, who were delighted. Not so frugal that we forgot about it, but happy it was eaten by someone. I pulled wild lettuce almost everyday for the chickens. Gave chickens the top bits of strawberries.
Washed laundry in homemade soap & hung it on the line. Used homemade deodorant and soap. Made kefir and yogurt. Harvested onions for broccoli salad and quinoa summer squash salad. My niece had requested mint tea for her birthday, so I harvested a basket full of mint and made tea. We were gifted several summer squash. Ours are growing, but are not coming in quite yet, so they were most appreciated.
If you could use some frugal inspiration, check out what folks are doing at The Prudent Homemaker's Frugal Accomplishments. What have you done to save money or resources this week?