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Month: July 2016

Eight Ways to Avoid Frugal Burnout

Eight Ways to Avoid Frugal Burnout

Are you tired of pinching pennies? Are you tired of beans and rice? Are you tired of wondering when the debt will be paid off? Are you tired of being frugal? Frugal burnout is a real thing, folks! Constantly watching your pennies and wondering when you can afford what you really need or want just gets to you after a while. I know, for me, that I just get tired of it all. I get tired of checking my bank…

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Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail (And How You Can Succeed!)

Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail (And How You Can Succeed!)

Homesteading is a really wonderful thing. You raise your own food. You have your livestock. You are well on your way to being self-sufficient. The homesteading blogs and books paint such a great picture of a rosy life. Sure it may be some hard work, but really how hard can it be?People just have no idea!Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail:1. Disillusionment.You have read the books. You have followed for your favorite homesteading bloggers for months now. Sure, there might be a…

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Monday Update From The Homestead – July 18

Monday Update From The Homestead – July 18

Another week gone by in a blur…I have an observation to make though. I am sure you all probably know this, but there is nothing like having company or family coming over to make sure you get a lot of cleaning up to do in a very short amount of time!Mowing had to be done after getting some much needed rain. We trimmed around everything. We hauled a load of broken appliances and junk that didn’t fit in the dumpster…

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Monday Update From The Homestead – July 11

Monday Update From The Homestead – July 11

Whew! Another week gone! I swear I am going to figure out how to slow down time…The kids were a busy bunch this last week. They went to their dad’s house for two days. Paige drove some more Driver’s Ed and worked at the pool (she is a life guard). Dane went to his aunt and uncle’s house on Saturday with his grandparents.On Sunday, the kids and I went to my parents’ house to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary! Happy…

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Monday Update From The Homestead – June 27 & July 4

Monday Update From The Homestead – June 27 & July 4

This last two weeks have really been a roller coaster. We have had a few ups and a few downs. The garden is growing well. All except my peppers. They are not growing much at all. I think I am going to hit them with a shot of fertilizer. My carrots did not come up very well either. However, I hit up some end of the season sales. I planted more tomatoes, peppers, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I will probably go…

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