Each week, I share five ways we saved money, as I find that any success we have had with money management have involved counting all savings and expenditures- both big and small. In discussing what we have done to help our budget, it is my hope that you will find something that works for you and your family.
Okra is amazing! It produces for months and we planted a lot. The flowers are also beautiful in the garden, as shown above. This week, we ate it fried and in a slow-cooker gumbo. The freezer is also packed with bags of it, breaded and frozen.
Bartering is alive and well around here. I gave okra (of course), tomatoes, and green peppers to friends and family who provided rides, childcare, and playdates for the children. We are also preparing to remove eggs from our broody hen to give to a farmer who wants them for an incubator. The give and take of favors is a natural way of life around my husband’s farm supply.
My daughter and I picked five gallons of muscadines for $5. These were also given to friends, served at every meal, and made into jam and juice. And, the lady at the farm said she would trade muscadines for….you guessed it- okra! We’ll be back.
Discovered free Amazon Prime (shipping only) as a friend of an Amazon Prime member! My mother signed up for this for me, and I followed the email link to be on her membership at no additional cost to her. I can use this service on my account, which means items ship to my address.
Organized the mudroom, to find a few much needed items- no buying more! And less stress with the room no longer junked up….
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