As another summer draws to a close, we continued to find ways to save our pennies. Here is what we have done over the last couple of weeks.
My garden was disappointing this year, to say the least. There were a few reasons for this but fortunately, I did not have to go without fresh garden produce. I have friends and co-workers who were happy to share their bounty with me. I gratefully accepted a large batch of rhubarb and this monster zucchini!
I did, however, manage to gather a few mouthfuls from my under performing garden and from the plum tree in my yard. We had the green beans for dinner and the plums made a welcome addition to my packed lunches.
Decluttering / Stash busting
I got some some clothes passed on to me. I took what I needed and passed what was left onto others. The unexpected gift of gently used clothing inspired me to go through my closet – again. I filled up two more bags to pass on to someone else. I though I did a really good job of clearing out my closet during the #40days40items challenge for Lent but I was surprised by how much more I found to pass on.
I had a dream about making a cover for my dehydrator. Weird I know, but when I woke up, I realized that this was actually a really good idea as it would keep all the pieces of my dehydrator together and keep it free of dust. Off I went to dig through my fabric stash and this is what I created:
I used an old sheet to line the cover and the elastic cord and toggle were recycled from an old back pack.
Currently, I am using yarn from my stash to make a cover for a hot water bottle for an upcoming camping trip. It’s not going well. I think my crochet mojo went away on vacation.
Borrow – Don’t Buy
Had our local library order in two books for me instead of buying them. I’ve been waiting to read the Wartime Farm forever. I’m sure I will find it a valuable resource for the Second Annual Ration Challenge starting right after the September long weekend.
I made a little bit of money doing some mending for someone and a total of $2.05 for bringing my bottles to the depot.
How about you? How are you making ends meet during the last bit of summer? Leave a comment, I always love hearing from you.