I am joining in with Frugal Accomplishments today. Last week, J & I picked all the field peas that were ready Sunday evening, and then shelled them on Monday. He's an old hand at shelling, and very quick at it. It's nice relaxing work, sitting and talking while shelling beans on the porch. I cleaned, researched, took photos of and listed 3 new items on ebay, plus a few reruns. I've had sales of shaving soaps, a shaving set and a pub table in my online shops the past couple of weeks. I harvested tomatoes, cucumbers, lima beans, red noodle beans, pears, pawpaws, yellow squash, plums, & hazelnuts. Used cooled down water from canning to water a number of plants outdoors. I needed to buy paint for the pub table, and using Swagbucks and my credit card saved 7%. Needing to restock supplements, I used a 20% off coupon code along with saving 4% through ebates for my purchase. I had frugal fails on some leftovers... some went to the chickens and some were composted. There was not a lot of anything, just a few bites of this and that, but I still don't like to waste. I cut a bouquet for the house, which I used in some photo shoots for my shop before placing it on the kitchen table.
|J shelling beans
The orchid I bought myself Valentines Day wasn't happy in the store bought pot, so I transplanted it to one of the orchid pots with air vents on the side. Hopefully, it will be happier now. I fertilized all orchids with orchid food I found at the discount grocery. I don't have a lot of luck with orchids reblooming, so I'm hoping this will help give me some lovely blooms. I did laundry with homemade laundry soap, and hung it on the line. As usual, I used homemade soap and deodorant.