Essential Tools on the Farm

Essential Tools on the Farm

  During the summer, my days are filled with mowing the lawn, working in the garden, and doing all the other chores a farm requires. But while doing those chores, I often see where something is needed that will benefit us in some way. However,…

It’s What You Do

It’s What You Do

  Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and make a purchase I might make a small commission but it does not affect the price you pay!   When a friend brings you 14 cases of blueberries,…

Free Food (or almost free…)

Free Food (or almost free…)

  With the high cost of living, any time we can find something free, we get excited. But as my Daddy always said, “nothing in life is truly free.” Okay, he was just repeating someone else, but nevertheless, those words are still all too true.…

The Chickens ate my Unmentionables!

The Chickens ate my Unmentionables!

  The chickens ate my unmentionables!  Well, okay.  Not literally.  But it does feel that way sometimes… Around here, we live on a budget.  Some days it is strict.  Some days it is rough.  Some days it is either suggestive or a dream.  But we do…

The Hidden Expense of Frugality

The Hidden Expense of Frugality

      There is a hidden expense of frugality. Think about that for a moment.   Bargains are Wonderful – Until You Find the Hidden Expense! I love a bargain as much as the next person. When I shop, I compare prices. Larger items…

Need to Escape? – Have Fun at Home!

Need to Escape? – Have Fun at Home!

  With everything going on in our world right now, it is rare that The Country Boy and I get to escape.  Traveling to exotic and fun places is out of the question, as most hotels don’t allow pets – much less cows and chickens. …

Variety – The Spice of Life

Variety – The Spice of Life

    The Spice of Life   Variety is supposedly the spice of life. When Daddy would choose to do something others considered ‘different’, his response was, “Julie Belle, there is always chocolate and vanilla. I just prefer strawberry.” I heard a comment the other…

Gracious Plenty

Gracious Plenty

    There are so many things that fly beneath our radar – mainly because our minds are running ninety miles an hour on at least a million different things at one time. Some of those things that are allowed to slip by are those…

The Seven Point Plan

The Seven Point Plan

    As I sit on the Prayer Bench down at the pond, I often reflect on the sheer quiet of the moment. I am usually embracing this time about half an hour after I arrive home from work. I honestly believe the more I…

Proportions…

Proportions…

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden   Although I consider myself an extremely wealthy woman, by society’s standards, I ‘don’t have a pot to pee in, nor a…

The Art of Bartering

The Art of Bartering

In general, we tend to be frugal people. Before we allow our money to leave our hands, we think long and hard about the need of the item we want to purchase, as well as the value to us. Let’s face it, we have to…

Luxuries

Luxuries

  Pay close attention. You’re gonna have homework with this one! I’ve noticed while watching television lately that all the commercials are touting these newfangled phones, tennis shoes, trips and other items as ‘absolutely must haves’. The way I view it, the only must have…