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Got it free - whatever it is??

Discussion in 'Frugal Living - Making and Saving Money' started by Joel_BC, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Jun 7, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Almost Self-Reliant

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    I've needed to go clothes shopping for quite a while. It's a chore I hate. But almost every shirt I have has paint or bleach or rips...
    Anyway, my neighbors niece apparently doesn't have this problem. Apparently they clean their closets out every few months. And this week, my neighbor asked me if I knew anyone who could use any clothes before tgey hauled them off to a thrift store. I do love it when the clothes come right to me! :) I actually ended up with more for my husband than for myself, but have 5 large black trash bags of clothes to go through. And I was also able to help a lady at church too.
    Then to top it off, before I left, my neighbors sister asked if I knew anyone who wanted a free breadmaker. It even has the instruction book and recipes. It has a new home on my kitchen counter. :) tmp_12620-20180607_072853541823769.jpg

    I might've already posted this, but I also recently picked free peaches:
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    And got free compost:
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    Time to go build a fence using free pallets to plant a pollinators garden... :)
     
  2. Jun 7, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Congrats on the SCORE(s)!
     
  3. Jun 8, 2018
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Girl you are cleaning up! Clothes! Bread maker! Peaches! Compost! That is all freakin' awesome!!!
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Almost Self-Reliant

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    I went to the county and got another two loads of free compost. On the last load, I found a 10 foot tow chain in the load of compost. I will need to clean it off but it looks to be in great shape!
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  5. Jun 13, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I just picked up 15 - 10lb bags of potatoes that were starting to go bad. Pigs don't care!
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2018
    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    I got a bench!! :love Someone threw it out and it was lying on the side of the road for ages. I got a tip off and arranged transport and went and collected it this evening. (The bottle on it is a gallon water bottle I put there for scale)

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  7. Jun 13, 2018
    Miss Lydia

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    Awesome Sumi it will be nice for the back yard sitting there admiring your plants.
     
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  8. Jun 14, 2018
    Beekissed

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    Sumi, I LOVE that bench! I hope you don't paint it, it's got such a nice patina! Is it sturdy? That will look lovely in your rose garden.

    Did your pumpkin seeds germinate? :pop
     
  9. Jun 14, 2018
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Super Self-Sufficient

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    Yep, I'd do nothing more than hose it off. I love those things.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

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    Very cool bench, @sumi! I bet your partner in crime likes it too. :)

    @frustratedearthmother it's always great to get free food for the animals. I wish I had a pig right now. My neighbor gave me a bunch of cabbage leaves, but the chickens won't touch them.

    I also got free cabbage this week. We had steamed cabbage with supper tonight. :)


    Aaaaand I was given several flowers that will come back every year. My neighbors found out I'm making a new flower garden, and I was given moon flowers, cana lilies, salvia, and 4 o'clocks. I was also given some mother-in-law's tongue since mine froze this last winter.
     
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