Category Archives: frugality

Bring Back The Sharing Shed

When a friend moved to a small town in Maine, years ago, she enjoyed telling me how different life was there than in Ohio. Of all the contrasts, the two most fascinating to me were direct governance using the town … Continue reading

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Even Frugal Has Limits

I grew up learning to make do or do without. This approach not only saves money, it encourages creative thinking. Continue reading

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Best of the Net: Poultry Raising Hacks

The best ideas from the net’s top 100 sites for raising chickens and ducks. Continue reading

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Cooking For Chickens

Chickens can’t eat potato peels. That is, unless those peels are cooked. Same for some other foods you may be tossing in the compost pile! Continue reading

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Use Till Tattered

Just past frugality there’s a sort of a Velveteen Rabbit feeling about objects worn from use. Is this something others experience or am I more odd than I realize? Continue reading

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Fresh Produce Auction

This wholesale produce auction enables farmers to find buyers while avoiding burdensome storage and transportation costs. And the resulting profits stay in the local community. Continue reading

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The Resilient Gardener: A Must-Have Book

This is becoming my go-to book. Continue reading

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Stocking Up, Spring Style

Spring means time to stock up to make summer more relaxing. Continue reading

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Is Communal Cooking For You?

Large batch cooking is a fun way to take the burden out of making meals. Build community over the stove, together. Continue reading

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Spinning Straw Into Gold

Annoyances tend to come with built in irony, at least around here. I trundle down the basement steps clutching piles of wet jeans so I can hang them close to our wood burning furnace, saving a bit of propane our … Continue reading

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