Jun 232014
[Expired] Free Thrifty Chicken Breeds Kindle eBook

[Expired] Thrifty Chicken Breeds: Efficient Producers of Eggs and Meat on the Homestead by Anna Hess is free right now on Amazon.  I don’t know about you, but I never realized that certain chickens were thriftier than others.  I’d love to raise our own chickens, but we don’t have a good setup for it at our house. [...]

Feb 182012

This week I saw flowers blooming in the meadow behind our house, which told me that spring was here.  (This scene sounds a lot more pastoral than it is- the “meadow” is actually an empty lot waiting for our neighbor to build it up with two houses approved by the planning commission.  But, for the [...]

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Jun 132011

In Grow Some Herbs I talked about my venture into herb gardening as a cost-saving defense against buying those ridiculously expensive bunches of herbs at grocery stores.  The venture is not exactly a success so far- the oregano, thyme, basil, and parsley have not even sprouted, despite being planted 6 weeks ago, so I must [...]

May 092011
Grow Some Herbs

There is some debate as to how cost-effective it is to grow your own vegetables.  For instance, in the book pictured above, an avid gardener details how his adventures in gardening led him to unwittingly grow tomatoes that cost him $64 a piece.The frugal idealist in me wants to believe it IS possible to grow [...]

Apr 242011

April is a great time to start a garden, if you haven’t already.  Here are some of the best websites I’ve come across for gardening tips.  They’re not necessarily the top 5 of all time, they’re just ones that I regularly refer to for sound advice and inspiration: Sunset Magazine: If you live in the [...]