Homesteading

Planting and enjoying Zinnias

Planting and enjoying Zinnias

Zinnias would not have been one of my favorite flowers prior to this year, but this year I am learning to really appreciate and enjoy them.  Last year at market, someone gave me a packet of Zinnia seeds.  I had never grown Zinnias before, but […]

Hand pollinating squash

Hand pollinating squash

Back when we lived and gardened in Georgia, I had never heard of hand pollinating squash.  I did not really give the idea of squash being pollinated much thought at all.  I planted a garden, prayed for it to prosper and nature took care of […]

Budget meals – It is the little things

Budget meals – It is the little things

It’s the little things This post goes along with the $25 weekly budget meals posts.  Weather you have a $25 weekly budget, or a $75 weekly budget, if you are trying to reduce grocery expenses and eat meals on a budget, the little things add […]

What to do with too tall tomato plants

What to do with too tall tomato plants

Have you ever started your own tomato seeds only to end up with too tall tomato plants?  It happened to me this year.  The cold lingered on longer than expected and the plants kept growing until the tomato plants were too tall.  They can often […]

Frugal food and eating on a $25 weekly budget.

Frugal food and eating on a $25 weekly budget.

This is a series of post on eating on a $25 weekly budget.  Click here for the beginning post. It is somewhat hard to give an example of a “normal” week or month of frugal food around here. It can change on what is most […]

Easy way to plant Pepper Plants

Easy way to plant Pepper Plants

As I wrote about previously, I like to individually plant my seeds in egg shells.  This is how I usually plant pepper plants.  While I did plant some pepper plants in egg shells this year, I also planted some in flat trays.  The Banana Pepper […]

A healthy grocery list on a $25 weekly budget

A healthy grocery list on a $25 weekly budget

This is post # 3 of a series of post on eating on a $25 weekly budget.  Click here for the beginning post. What does a fairly healthy grocery list look like on a $25 weekly budget?  (I won’t claim that everything on our grocery […]

Gift Ideas for the Homemakers and Homesteaders

Gift Ideas for the Homemakers and Homesteaders

Here are some gift ideas for the practical person.  I love pretty things.  I’m also very practical.  The older I get, the less I like “stuff.”  I wouldn’t quite fit into the minimalist camp, but headed in that direction!  While horse, goat, or flower figurines […]

How we meet the $25 weekly grocery budget and eat healthy food

How we meet the $25 weekly grocery budget and eat healthy food

This is post # 2 of an eating fairly healthy food on a $25 weekly grocery budget series.  Click here for the beginning article. An important key to us being able save money and eat healthy food while on a tight grocery budget is having […]

Saving money, our $25 weekly grocery budget goal

Saving money, our $25 weekly grocery budget goal

Last year, our weekly average grocery bill was $25 for two adults. Saving money is my way of contributing to the household. Ever since we got married, Paul has budgeted $50 a week for our groceries. I tried saving money from this each week to […]