We decided that the weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a time to think about shopping. Black Friday, the alarm going off at 4:30 am, early morning doorbusters, the mall, the crowds…the mayhem!
Since we like to swim against the current around here we are sharing photos of ‘being frugal’ . Now this we do admit was a bit of a challenge, but it was fun…much more so than fighting the crowds to get to the 50% off socks!
For a couple dollars in seeds I grew well over $100 of pumpkin if I had bought it canned. Roasted, pureed, and frozen for use all winter…no pumpkin shortage here!
We do our own remodeling…it takes longer but saves tons of money. Besides the satisfaction of a job you know is well done. All of our older boys now know how to frame, wire, plumb, sheet rock, tile, and side a house. You can’t put a price on that kind of knowledge!
Purchased 18 years ago this month. Chevy Astro Van, 8 passenger extended length with towing package…hauls hay, sports teams, bags of leaves, groceries, lumber, widows, a dog and a goat! Yes that is 264,750.7 miles on it! I’m hoping to get at least 20 years out of this van…more if I’m lucky!
Baking my own organic whole grain bread 2x weekly. Grinding my own grains purchased in bulk saves me 100′s of dollars from my yearly grocery bill…although I do it for the nutrition and taste more than the money savings…though that is nice also!
Lastly is skipping the monthly fee of cable or satellite tv or even the latest movie in the theaters to sit on the porch swing and watch God’s sky show! Its free and oh so much better for your soul!
So what interesting or unique ways are you being frugal?