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  1. lcertuche

    Back to Living Summit They Fundamental Home is encouraging watching this free summit of all things frugal. If you ever wanted to learn back to basic skills like canning this is for you.
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    Crepes to beat the heat.

    I watch Living on a Dime on YouTube and Tawra was making crepes. It looked easy and I wanted to make dessert I wouldn't have to bake so I decided to give it a go. It went really quick and finally a purpose for that little green skillet DH insisted I buy. I used a strawberry sauce and chocolate...
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    Son Broke Leg

    My 12-year old son broke his leg Tuesday night. He was at a friend's house and jumped off their roof on the trampoline. She called and told me that she thought it was broke. I drove there and sure enough one look and I knew it was broke. I had her call an ambulance. They took him to the big city...
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    Beverage Costs: Another Soapbox Moment

    I was thinking about the high cost of everything but today in particular I was thinking about beverages. I fuss at my daughter when every time she notices her sons sippy cup empty she feels compelled to fill it to the brim. I remind her that recommended daily intake for a toddler is 2 cups. She...
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    Sustainable: A Soapbox Moment

    I'm watching a film on Netflix Sustainable. It is really long but really had ideas that I feel are important for the health of our country and even the soil. They speak of soil health, sustainable crops, and of course they speak about the modern big farm practices. A couple of things that...
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    Ninja Cooking Skills

    I thought it would be helpful for our talented cooks to give the less blessed helpful tips that we have known through our many years of experience. I thought of this while whipping up eggs to scramble. *Poke the yolks with a fork before beating. When making cakes, cornbread I break the yolk and...
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    Permaculture for when the SHTF

    I've been listening to a lot of people talking about the right of the government to go into your home and taking your foodstores. Of course this has been the case since the Civil War when so many Southerners almost starved to death because of this. SHTF or not we should be able to feed our...
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    Preserving Pumpkin

    Last year I scored some pumpkins for $1 a piece. I only got two and I really regretted I didn't get more. I ended up cooking them in my giant electric roaster (kind of like a huge crock pot). Just used a hammer and my big ole butcher knife to slice through the center. I cooked until a fork could...
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    Solar heater/oven

    I saw this on Facebook tonight and thought what a great way to save energy and therefore money. I could see this being built out of scraps of glass or panels like this woman. It doesn't look too difficult as far as carpentry skills go. I recently watched a YouTube video JNULLO did on a power...