Category Archives: thrifty

Hope Chest So Far

Here are the contents of my step daughter’s hope chest to date. She’s got one more year at home, so her focus and ours is preparing her for the next step in life. I am excited for her and so … Continue reading

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Homemade Coffee Filter

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Saving Up

River really wanted an LOL doll.  These are not my favorite toys. Still, I believe in setting limits about what is allowed in our family while still being flexible and not denying kids ALL of the pop culture type things … Continue reading

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The Past Five Years

Five years ago we had to move from our trendy walkable neighborhood in Portland, OR, to a neighborhood on the outskirts that was not our top pick. Due to a chain of events we had to pare down our lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Rosie’s Foot

  Poor Rosie. She has a growth on her foot. My wonderful vet friend came over to have a look. We did a little mini ‘surgery,’ farm style, to see what was going on with her foot. We both assumed … Continue reading

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Popcorn

Chickens deserve treats too.

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Cover Crop

About to turn under this buckwheat I planted as a cover crop. After the garlic was harvested from this plot I sowed buckwheat and it grew easily and quickly with just a little water from our sprinkler. Now I will … Continue reading

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