July 18, 2011

Let's Help Each Other Out

Tomorrow I will be posting from our Tightwad Gazette III reading. 

This afternoon I was reading some of the comments on my site.
Rose over at Simple Everyday Living posted some comments as to my pantry and the amount of meat I have in my freezer for a 6 month supply.  I will do my best this week to follow up with the answer to that question.  As many people know, I am a big believer of buying items on sale and stocking up. 

In the meantime, I know there are people that read my blog and have great ideas of their own on saving money.  Some are on my blog roll.  If you're not on my blogroll and you want to share some money saving tips, leave a comment with your blog link and I will put it on my blogroll.  Sometimes you think that no one will want to do some extreme things to save money, but I am here to tell you that even extreme ideas are welcome. 

Just use your imagination.  I really believe that people need to come to the realization that we need to view our money as a precious commodity, be better stewards of what God has given us and that it is okay to adopt a "Great Depression like" mentality of stretching our resources. 

Then I think it would be wonderful if you would challenge yourself to learn one new skill over the next few weeks.  It could be that you don't cook much and need to learn.   For me it will be gardening and canning.  It is too late to plant this year, but I can start to read and study the subject so I can be prepared to garden next year.  Perhaps I should be digging up some ground in my backyard this fall to prepare my garden for the spring.  I have no idea.

So post your blog links and let's help each other out.


Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

I read here and have a frugal section on my blog. Also I ran a food stamp challenge, all the receipts and menus are still up.

The Headstrong Housewife! said...

I have been putting off learning to garden. I hate dirt. Give me animals, and I can put my hands just about anywhere, in fact Hubby and I butchered two of our own chickens the other night, and I didn't have a problem. Putting my hands inside a chicken, no problem, putting my hands in dirt HUGE problem! LOL

Someone suggested gloves, but my fingers are short and I can never find gloves that fit. But I guess I will have to spend some money of good ones.

I love canning! It is so much easier then I ever thought it was! I make my own jam now, and I canned peaches last year. Planning on putting up lots of fruit this year, but can't find anywhere to buy veggies in bulk, so I really need to plant my own. So once again I am putting it off until next year, but I am finally able to get rid of the trampoline (it has a hole that had nothing to do with me, really!) so my garden area will finally be available, and I have my sisters rototiller, so like you I will be preparing a spot during the fall when the weather breaks.

Gosh I didn't plan on writing a blog post under your comment section lol

Martha said...

Anyone can write a blog post in a comment area on my blog at anytime. Again - we're all here to help each other out.

Debs said...

I made a lot of jam last year and gave it away as Christmas presents. it was handmade, so people felt loved, but it was fruit that was on offer or apples from my grandma's tree etc and jars that were saved and reused, so it was pretty cheap to do.

Having moved from a flat (apartment) to a house with a garden, i've been loving experimenting with growing some of my own food. My first lot of potatoes was enough to feed 4 people for one meal(!) but my lettuce and salad leaves did really well, and actually the ones that I cut rather than pulling up are actually sprouting some more leaves.

Debs said...

@ the headstrong housewife - I read that as you have your sister's rottweiler, and was wondering why you needed a fierce dog to help you garden!

Debs said...

Sorry Martha, last comment, really!

This year I've been saving up my amazone gift cards that I've got with swagbucks and I plan to use them to do my christmas shopping.

Baby number two is due early-mid december so I know that I'll need to be organised, and shopping online with 'free' money certainly sounds like a plan to me! I'd def recomment swagbucks to anyone if they don't already use it. I can give you a referral, but i can't remember if Martha already swags and I wouldn't want to take the opportunity away from her to get the referrals :)

Antie Eboo said...

I occasionally have a good tip or two. Been reading your blog for awhile, and would love it if you would add me to your blogroll.

Martha said...

Antie Eboo - your on my list now.
Thanks for sharing.