Help out the newbies with your frugal seasonal tips for fall.
In my area the county is trimming trees and branches that are died or in the way of power lines.. I talk to them and they are more then happy to let me take what I want.. I get free mulch to add to my garden and compost also free beanches and sometimes already cut trees for you y wood stove. Might be little work but it is free..this year I got lucky they did alot of work half mile from my home.
Check for winter squash sold as decoration in mid-October. They cost much less than squash at the grocery store.
I got a red kuri, several acorn squash, and 2 spaghetti squash for $1.49 each. Spaghetti squash were $0.98/# at the grocery store and weigh 3 to 4 pounds each!
They keep for months in a cool dry place. You can toast the seeds for a human snack, or feed the seeds and guts to livestock as a treat and DIY dewormer.