Sunday, May 6, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 5/6/18!

This week we had rain, severe high winds, then some beautiful sunshine.   Then everything seemed to bloom over night.  

We were just at the point were I was more than a little worried that Spring would come.  God is good!   

I planted more lettuce in the garden from my winter sown jugs.

We sold another item in a Facebook group this past week and we used some of that money on garage sales Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  We went back to the 46 mile long sale twice and we also went to a subdivision one.  Among other things we found a lot of clothes, a wooden porch glider, pizza pan, coffee cups, thermos, tools, a chicken water heater, window fan, sturdy clothes basket, toys, books, and a ice tea maker.  

Our best find this week was the glider.  It was $60 and when I looked like I didn't want to spend that amount my husband declared it was my Mother's Day present (he's something). I can just imagine myself sitting there reading this summer. 

Garage sales last all summer here of course but the ones that are in the Spring are the best. Towards the middle of the summer you don't find as much.  So, we tend to wear ourselves out going to them but it's so worth it.  

My husband tilled some more of the garden yesterday so the grandson could find worms to fish with. We saved $5.00 on worms from the party store. He used the small rototiller he bought for $2.00 at another garage sale last week.  He fixed it and now it's running great. He just kept saying it was froze so I guess he unfroze it.  That's all I know about the situation but I think he's pretty smart.  

I emptied most of the compost bins (I have two) and I've started taking our food scraps out there. This has helped some with the amount of food we have been throwing away.  I really think though what helped the most is that except for tomatoes and lettuce we didn't grocery shop. 

I used the banana that the granddaughter refused to eat and made banana pancakes for the next morning.  

My goals for this week:

Spring clean my bedroom.

Plant beets

Clean up the last flower bed.  

What are the ways you saved this past week?  

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