Green with envy, maybe . . .
Saving resources in a sort of do-by-self way has been the theme of our great country for many centuries. We were not all always motivated by the same exact ethic when we scraped and made do, but we all always just could never feel right throwing away perfectly good stuff.
I guess it came too hard.
My mom always reminded me of all the starving people in some far-away place. Many of them have since moved here, but still, how cruel to throw away that last bite of food on the plate, when they would do almost anything to obtain it for themselves!
Well, and then there are the ones who have managed to get the food off our plates, but that’s another subject.
The facts remain, though. If you own a patch of dirt and some seed, you can eat. If you bother with putting food up in jars, you can save our tin resources. If you eat leftovers you save food. If you grow your own, you save money on groceries.
In other words, whether you save out of poverty, stubbornness, habit, frugality, guilt, or greed, DO join in this grand, centuries-old fad and $AVE something!
Now, enjoy the list!
- Heating your home with free, renewable, all natural fuel.
- Raise your own chickens. Teach your chickens.
- Protect your chickens. Protect them again. And again. Again.
- Admire the eggs.
- Tend your garden. Tend it some more. Get the children to help.
- Can, bottle, or jar the results of your garden–a five-post series. Note: the series begins on this link, but continues for five days.
- Freeze the results of your garden. The beginning of another series, on care and use of the freezer.
- Grow herbs and craft them. Lavender and catnip. Harvest. Crafts. Benefits. Landscape with herbs. Keep the doctor away.
- Wrote a new one on recycling money. I love this! 🙂
That’s all for now. I probably lost some, so let me know if you find them. Thanks.