July 18 to July 25, 2016
The week began with more firewooding and berry picking. This will go a long way to keeping us warm and feed this winter.
We found a few last-of-the-season black currents and a large patch of huckleberries (which, I have now determined, are quite different from Saskatoon berries). There were not many left to pick, but we now know where and when to go next year! I also went up by our barn to check on the berry situation. The saskatoons are pretty much done for the season but I did find a plastic garbage bin under a bush in perfect condition. I have no idea how it got there. Of course I brought it home. I am sure that I will find a good use for it.
The most exciting thing to happen this week is that summer has finally arrived. I hung several loads of laundry out on our line in celebration.
My other frugal activities included taking left overs for my lunch and spending my lunch hour working on a stocking stuffer. Still thinking about Christmas, I dehydrated a couple of oranges that were languishing in the fridge. I will use these in a potpourri mixture I have been thinking about.
I recycled an empty hairspray bottle to store a leave in conditioner for when I do my hair.
I made a batch of gluten free flour mix and then used it and some pumpkin I froze last fall to make pumpkin gingerbread for lunches. When it the gingerbread was done, I was able to snack on plums that were gifted to use from the neighbor.
I failed my pantry challenge this week and I did not add a single thing to my pantry! I will try to do better next week as I adjust to my new schedule.
How about you? What were your frugal endeavors this week?