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    guy so that is were I got the spelling for the last part A Born again Farmgirl trying to find balance with nature and being responsible for my actions lisalisa True Blue Farmgirl 215 Posts Lisa Broomall PA USA 215 Posts Posted Nov 10 2011 07 54 59 AM when I met my husband he used to call me lisalisa I always secretly thought he made it up so he wouldn t forget my name forgetmenot True Blue Farmgirl 2407 Posts Judith Nora Springs IA USA 2407 Posts Posted Nov 10 2011 08 22 40 AM Our 2nd DGD was born 20 yrs ago on Thanksgiving day She was fine until birth and was delivered with multiple health issues Amandalena came back to Iowa and live with us until she passed away at 15 mos loooong story I have planted forget me nots every year in her memory We built Amandalena s rock garden a shade garden in her memory throwing those rocks into place was cathartic for me She is never far from my heart We all learned alot from Precious Courage is not the absence of fear but the belief that something is more important than fear Ambrose Red Moon SRhea Farmgirl in Training 42 Posts Sue San Angelo TX USA 42 Posts Posted Nov 10 2011 08 50 00 AM Mine is simple first inital and last name At least this is one login I can remember and don t have to look up in my planner everytime NeeNee True Blue Farmgirl 111 Posts WhiTTneY Jacksonville North Carolina USA 111 Posts Posted Dec 30 2011 12 11 42 PM i wish i could change mine i did real think about it wen i made it it just what all my friends kids call me cause they cant say whittney FaRmGirL SiStEr 3203 The way I see it if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain A Bible That is falling apart Probably belong to someone who isnt Being fueled with self determination can make us strive for great things http my2 tupperware com whittneyc http hislilwildflower blogspot com darlenelovesart True Blue Farmgirl 4093 Posts darlene Loleta California USA 4093 Posts Posted Jan 02 2012 3 56 36 PM Well I love art so it was natural for me to just go with darlenelovesart even if it is long It is me It was the easiest thing for me Happy New Year When we do the best that we can we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another Helen Keller Sally55 True Blue Farmgirl 105 Posts Sally Wampum PA USA 105 Posts Posted Jan 08 2012 11 22 40 AM My name plus the year I was born not very original but easy to remember when I log in Farmgirl Sister 3766 mudpony farmgirl True Blue Farmgirl 57 Posts Jo USA 57 Posts Posted Jan 12 2012 2 54 46 PM The name of my homestead

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    pushed them And they flew The Fearless Farmgirl www fearlessfarmgirl blogspot com https twitter com Fearlessfarmgrl Farmgirl Sister 2106 lovecatsandsunshine True Blue Farmgirl 132 Posts Tara Dark side of the moon Tennessee USA 132 Posts Posted Feb 09 2013 10 11 32 PM Love cats and sunshine STYX the Band rocks Have you hugged your cat today HodgeLodge True Blue Farmgirl 560 Posts Tiana Hagerstown Maryland USA 560 Posts Posted Feb 10 2013 04 03 55 AM I love all these names and how they came to be Mine simply is Hodge last name Lodge All my husbands people put signs up that say Hodge Lodge Even a camping sign sign from the 70s has the name on it Farmgirl 4817 The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses Hanna Rion https www facebook com pages Hodge Lodge Clothesline 285366378259342 MtnGrlByTheBay True Blue Farmgirl 171 Posts Erin Lexington Park MD USA 171 Posts Posted Feb 11 2013 05 32 40 AM Ok I ll play I really wanted to just use MtnGrl but in many forums that s often taken I m from the mountains of North Central PA Our mountains aren t really like real MOUNTAINS there more like hills However my hometown has the PA Grand Canyon so it works NOW I live in Maryland I m on the western shore about as far south as you can go On one side of the Peninusula is the Potomac ON the other side is the Chesapeake Bay So I just added the ByTheBay part so it d work Really I d rather use RidgeRunner because that s what I am There s a book called Flatlanders and Ridgerunners and many of the folk tales are from my neck of the woods I just use MtnGrlBytheBay on several forums and it s kind of too late to change it I think I m a RidgeRunner and will always feel best when surrounded by the PA mountains www lastlapgang com wildflower17 True Blue Farmgirl 2367 Posts Judy KY USA 2367 Posts Posted Aug 23 2014 09 13 16 AM This is an old topic hopefully we can bring it back to life I am wildflower 17 because I love wildflowers and my all time favorite song was Wildflower by a group out of Canada called Skylark the 17 is my birthday so there you have it wildflower 17 so fun to read all the posts Hugs Judy PLANT SEEDS OF KINDNESS EVERYWHERE YOU GO Until one has loved an animal a part of one s soul remains unawakened Country Girl at Heart Blessed Beyond Measure Farm Girl 5440 Farm Girl of The Month September 2013 danyel True Blue Farmgirl 272 Posts Danyel Robertsdale PA USA 272 Posts Posted Aug 23 2014 6 29 34 PM I wondered how many have arrived at a screen name and I wondered how do you find out if the name you are thinking of is already taken I have thought

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    PM simply said I have always had cats in my home world and when our only child married I focused my attention on my kitties so Katmom Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva www katmom4 blogspot com http graciesvictorianrose blogspot com quiltee True Blue Farmgirl 2437 Posts Linda Lone Oak TX USA 2437 Posts Posted May 08 2015 06 25 09 AM Mine is very simple I love to quilt therefore quiltee Farmgirl hugs Linda O Lone Oak TX Farmgirl 1919 TexasWildflower True Blue Farmgirl 204 Posts Wanda Hallettsville Texas USA 204 Posts Posted May 08 2015 10 55 52 PM It was just a natural I used to be on Facebook for a short time and wanted a cowgirl silhouette I d found for my profile picture but didn t know how to do that I emailed a friend about it and instead of instructions he sent me a photo along with the statement I could not imagine you as just a plain cowgirl You needed wildflowers The photo was the silhouette on a background of many hills of wildflowers I m nuts for wildflowers so it just stuck with me Wanda Farmgirl sister 3399 www wandasturrock com Includes The Simply Lived Life blog ceridwen True Blue Farmgirl 424 Posts Carole Champlain New York USA 424 Posts Posted May 09 2015 07 11 52 AM I love the name Ceridwen associated with the moon and I love the moon I like most Celtic names my daughter s name is Celtic Had I had more children one of them would have been given that name I find it so unique Thanks for asking Cheers Carole Farmgirl Sister 3610 Nov 7 2011 http www carolesquiltingetc com http www fibrejunction com Flatlander Annie Farmgirl at Heart 3 Posts Deann West Jefferson NC North Carolina USA 3 Posts Posted Oct 06 2015 10 57 45 AM I was born raised and lived all my life 47 years on the coast of North Carolina At age 47 I moved to the mountains of North Carolina My son kept calling me a flatlander every time I did or said something funny So one day I finally asked and he informed me that anyone transplanted to the mountains was known as a flatlander So it seemed appropriate and I ll wear it with pride FLATLANDER ANNIE Sister 6643 ConGrazia Farmgirl at Heart 8 Posts Kathy Yellville Arkansas USA 8 Posts Posted Oct 10 2015 04 17 04 AM Con Grazia is a musical tempo marking meaning with grace My other love besides the country life is music I direct a non profit strings program that donates instruments for 63 rural kids ages 3 18 My primary instrument is the cello I find in my very busy life of farming teaching music and being involved with 8 kids and 9 grandkids I need reminded that the tempo of the song of my life is set for me at Con Grazia all the time With Grace

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    personal blog http just me a dutch girl blogspot com Almost daily updates on me and mine Edited by dutchy on Feb 05 2009 09 17 28 AM Mumof3 True Blue Farmgirl 3890 Posts Karin Ellenwood GA USA 3890 Posts Posted Feb 05 2009 09 55 03 AM We combined our land line Internet and digital TV into one tidy bill and saved ourselves 85 a month Quite a lot really As soon as my foot heals from the Attack of the Rigid Pine Cone I will begin walking to the grocery store We ahev three all within a mile from us Who needs that many grocery stores But I am getting a shopping cart on wheels so I can carry things home Best part I should lose some weight along with saving That s something I can live with We have incorporated a lot of what has already been mentioned and it does help Karin Farmgirl Sister 18 www perfectlittlemiracle blogspot com babysmama True Blue Farmgirl 931 Posts Elizabeth Iowa 931 Posts Posted Feb 05 2009 10 11 58 AM We only use a pay as you go cell phone which is about 25 every three months That is so different than contract phone which can be 30 or more a month No cable for us that saves us over 20 a month if we were to have the cheapest plan We rarely eat out I get my hair cut a couple times a year at the most and if I decide I want highlights I do them myself from a box I cut hubby s hair and the boys and trim my daughter s hair We buy used cars with cash so no car payments to deal with We keep our heat set very low and just wear extra layers if we get cold We had an energy man come look at our home and he says he sees way too many people complaining about their heating bills but they are walking around their house in t shirts and shorts If you can do that your heat is set too high We use the clothesline once the weather is warm enough We never turn lights on during the day because the sunlight outside is enough We grow a lot of our vegetables in the summer I use coupons and stock up on sale items when I run across a good deal Elizabeth K Falls Farmgirl Chapter Leader 2096 Posts Cheryl Klamath Falls Oregon USA 2096 Posts Posted Feb 05 2009 10 24 24 AM We cut back on grocery shopping trips We shop at local stores Sherms Market has the best prices We are eating food I canned froze not eating out as often Turning down heat during the nights to 60 Thrift store shopping Taking day trips instead of long distant ones Supporting local vendors and businesses Cheryl Farmgirl 309 Almost daily posts at http www k fallsfarmgirl blogspot com Come visit the barn at http barndoorcreations blogspot com Every time I hear the dirty word exercise I wash my mouth out with chocolate MustangSuzie True Blue Farmgirl 634 Posts Sarah New London Missouri USA 634 Posts Posted Feb 05 2009 11 23 42 AM I just checked out hulu com that is awesome Free is my way to go I do pretty much what everyone else does only maybe a bit more extreme at some things I don t turn my heat up during the day past 64 We have gotten so used to it that anything above that feels hot lol At night I turned it down to 55 We garden and can produce during the summer and I stock up on sale things as they happen Rarely do I shop for a certain list of meals i just look at what we have and go from there Sometimes I make my own laundry detergent but haven t gotten it quite right yet When I buy laundry det I only use half or less of what is recommended I hang all of my laundry to dry outside when it s warm or windy enough or I hang it inside where it dries mostly overnight I clean with Murphy s Oil Soap and vinegar mostly with exception of some bleach in the toilet I try never to pay retail price for anything shopping clearance sales resale shops and yard sales I find some great things on ebay I don t mind older if it s well made and made in the U S A I thought that I needed more like wanted a big kitchen aid mixer Someone had given me an older Sunbeam mixmaster that works perfectly a couple of years ago I didn t know that it had so many attachments you could get like a slicer shredder juicer and meat grinder I read anything and everything about frugal living saving debt free living etc either online or from the library In 3 months I will have all of my unsecured debt paid off and in about 3 years I will also have my van and house paid for That is so exciting to me Anytime that I have a weak moment and want to go on a spending spree I just think of being totally debt free Blessings Sarah www mustangsuzie blogspot com Sue Feely True Blue Farmgirl 1044 Posts Sue Buffalo New York USA 1044 Posts Posted Feb 05 2009 5 27 45 PM have turned the heat down to about 60 when we are not at home and put a sweater on the dog and cover her up with one of her blankies and when we are at home turn up to 65 maybe then don a cozy fleece Put an extra blanket on the bed Get rid of paper towels they are terribly expensive If you have some time and some goodies laying around your home like we do try selling them on e bay you can make some money

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    etsy but so far no one is interested and I m going to make a concerted effort to list more stuff on ebay it s just finding the time working full time taking care of the house you ladies all know how it is but I come from a hearty stock and I know with friends like you we can all help each other get through this God bless When life hands you scraps make quilts MissLiss Farmgirl Legend Schoolmarm 322 Posts Melissa Corona CA USA 322 Posts Posted Jun 26 2010 10 39 27 PM We make a game out of trying to reuse as much as we can I know this sounds funny but I buy a lot of cute dresses and leggings for my daughter so that as she grows the dress becomes a tunic becomes a top and the leggings start a bit baggy then fit then turn into capris It sounds funny but a growing kid can cost a lot in clothes We also have tried to find as many free things to do in the community as possible Ours has free movies in the park once a week during the summer a free wet play area for little kids and we got a zoo membership for the family for the cost of one trip So now we have quite a few things to keep us busy over the summer that will cost us nothing out of pocket We find that is a big expense with us We do really good with our budget for a long time then we all get a little stir crazy and HAVE to go somewhere do something That s when we end up all going to the movies and buying snacks and everything and before you know it we ve blown 50 in one trip to the movies So our biggest saver is the free entertainment stuff to keep at the ready for those emergency I have to get out of the house moments that seem to pop up during the summer Oh and here in California water is VERY expensive so we ve removed our grass and planted drought tolerant plants and use bath water wash water any leftover water really to water them It saves us about 100 a month over our neighbors That s a lot Melissa Farmgirl 724 Mother Hen to The Knitty Gritty Farmgirls of the Inland Empire marjean True Blue Farmgirl 3404 Posts Marsha Deltona FL USA 3404 Posts Posted Jun 27 2010 06 38 55 AM Well I finally broke down and canceled the cable and found a company that will provide phone and internet for 90 less a month This will save us 1500 00 year We are buying a new TV which will pay for itself within two months verses what I was paying each month for phone internet and cable tv I m so happy Farmgirl sister 308 handmade cards vintage organizer bags and more at www jeanpatchbymk etsy com http jeanpatch blogspot com www fullerdirect com id 0920150 www watkinsonline com rjaramillo duckmama True Blue Farmgirl 52 Posts Robin Minnesota USA 52 Posts Posted Jun 29 2010 3 38 41 PM I can alot of our own and local produce We buy cars outright and do most of our own maintance We burn wood and bio disel in the winter House temp set at 55 I have made insulated drapes and roman blids for all the windows I buy only underware and socks new I shop the remants area at local fabric stores Only have internet phone and tv through the computer I raised my boys this way I remarried a few years ago and that has caused my husband to have a sharp learning curve He is slowly read baby steps going green and lean Duckmama Driven 2 Distraction Designing Green Living Green Fiddlermom Farmgirl in Training 47 Posts Melissa Logan AL USA 47 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 07 45 06 AM I love all the ideas girls We cut firewood for people in the winter but we don t heat with wood ourselves I ve always wanted a wood stove and my DH said we would get one this winter I m so excited I guess it s the farmgirl in me that dreams about sipping hot tea next to the stove That should cut down on the electric bill Bring on the ideas ladies cause I need them FebruaryViolet True Blue Farmgirl 4810 Posts Jonni Elsmere Kentucky USA 4810 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 08 04 47 AM Even with all this heat we only turn on our a c at night so that we can sleep the house stays fairly cool during the day if we keep curtains pulled lights off and don t do any cooking in the oven fans help circulate the air I expect to see a great difference in our Duke energy bill and if I don t then I ll know it s all a big energy conspiracy I m planning menu s for the week using up what we have in the cupboards fridge crisper for impromptu meals how s blackened chicken with penne pasta red peppers and tomato garlic cream sauce sound The garden is doing ok not great with all this heat but ok Still able to salvage potatoes and some good onions Taking advantage of free meals I know that sounds callous but there are so many family gatherings and picnics this time of year that even though we might bring a dish we still leave more than full and often take leftovers home for the week Musings from our family in the Bluegrass http sweetvioletmae blogspot com kathyinozarks True Blue Farmgirl 263 Posts Kathy Lebanon Missouri USA 263 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 09 16 33 AM this turn of our economy really hurt us big time moneywise I had just retired from 25 years with the phone company end of 03 things were going well debt free except for some addtional land we bought here in Missouri had the last of our Illinois property sold and then when the economy went bad it blew the sale and we are now long distance landlords not good and it has put us back in debt We heat only with wood We wanted to do this when we moved here to save money and good exercise for us as well we both have medical issues so we do need the central a c to save money on that I set it at 80 to 82 degrees when its 90s and 100s here that still feels cool lol I am blessed with an area that loves resale shops and garage sales so I buy most of what I need for us and my crafts thru those I also go thru the house and fill a box or bag with things I don t need any more and take to the resale shop or giveaway to the salvation army I do can and freeze I bake gluten free for me and healthier for my husband so I cook and bake everything from scratch I always have but I know this must be better quality and usually cheaper too we also hunt our land for meat A retired country girl living in our woods in the ozarks http kathyinozarks multiply com kathyinozarks True Blue Farmgirl 263 Posts Kathy Lebanon Missouri USA 263 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 09 56 26 AM Oh and I just remembered what saves me lots of money making all my own laundry supplies soap wet and dry bleech fabric softner go to my blog link check photos click on the soap and my recipe there I have been doing this for 2 years now and will never go back to purchased I don t have all that plastic to recycle I get a clean wash and sooo much cheaper I love it A retired country girl living in our woods in the ozarks http kathyinozarks multiply com graciegreeneyes True Blue Farmgirl 3107 Posts Amy Grace Rosalia WA USA 3107 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 10 49 26 AM we too are using what s in the cupboard I laughed to my husband the other day that here s that rainy day we have had full to overflowing cupboards and freezer for a while so I am putting to use all those old church and community cookbooks with their crazy casserole recipes Amy Grace Jonni your cupboard dinner sounded 4 star divine Farmgirl 224 use it up wear it out make it do or do without sue5901 True Blue Farmgirl 117 Posts Sue Wellingborough United Kingdom 117 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 2 26 47 PM I went through a period of my life when I had very little money and two small children and I learnt quickly to stop paying for anything I didn t need to pay for Even though I am now in the best financial posistion I have ever been I still have never owned a dishwasher or dryer never had A C nor bought any paper products except Toilet Paper I simply have never felt the need for them There are lots of great tips on here already a couple more are I turn off ALL electrical appliances at the plug if you leave anything on standby it uses almost as much electricity as leaving it on When it is time to cook a meal I don t think what would I like and go to the cupboard and find the ingredients instead I go to the fridge and cupboards and see what leftovers I have or what needs eating up and work out what I can cook from that Also strangly I am very wary of buying goods on sale unless I was planning to buy them already it is costing me money not saving I also would rarely buy things in bulk as I found I simply used more of the item and that ate away any savings and usually i spent more than if I had bought smaller quantities and used it sparingly Other people may be more disciplined than me at this but it never worked for me Sue Dance like nobody s watching graciegreeneyes True Blue Farmgirl 3107 Posts Amy Grace Rosalia WA USA 3107 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 4 25 15 PM Sue I no longer buy in bulk either there were a few times where the food I had ended up sitting around so long that it wasn t worth it for the original expenditure And I had to chuckle we had a memorial gathering for my grandma recently and every single person mentioned having an Ethel moment where they looked in the fridge and thought what would Aunt Ethel Grandma Mom do with this and used up what they had rather than starting something new Grandma has been an important touchstone for me in these tight times she was truly farmgirl frugal Amy Grace Farmgirl 224 use it up wear it out make it do or do without Oggie True Blue Farmgirl 525 Posts Ginny Machias Maine USA 525 Posts Posted Jul 08 2010 5 02 19 PM I have a story to tell you all My parents grew up during the depression and raised us kids as frugal as possible After all they had six of us Anyway we used everything over and over to the point of almost being ridiculous Here s the story my mother once used a plastic bag that a loaf of bread came in from the store normally she would bake it for one solid year Us kids were so sick of seeing it that finally someone threw it away just to throw it away But what we learned was if plastic bags don t have meat in them just re wash them well and hang them to dry Hang them on the line or even on your refridg with a magnet inside to keep it there So we always brought home our lunch bags and zip lock bags and reused them over and over Also we took our own lunch to school and work which saved A great way to save money is to write a menu for the week and go buy only what you need for those meals You will stick to the menu and save money And try and make your menu around whatever is in season or on sale at your store that week Then at the end of the week have a left over night and even if only one person eats the left over corn and another the left over peas you ve eaten it all up At night we have a night light on in the kitchen bath room and dining room instead of lights so when we walk from the living room to the bath room we don t have to turn on any lights It s amazing how quickly you gain cat eyes We too unplug everything from the source and make sure all computers are off at night They take a lot of energy During the winter we have the house at 65 if we are home 55 if we are in bed or not home While we burn wood we also have oil back up but last year we may have used 200 00 worth of oil Around our neck of the woods the big holiday present was those snuggies While I think they are kind of silly I do admit I always have a blanket over me while I am sitting watching TV reading etc We are lucky in that we work next door to each other so we have one car and it s paid for We only go to the city a couple of times a year and try to purchase locally all that we can or on line We do have cable TV because it is our only entertainment but it is the lowest rate we can get We never rent pay per view movies If we want to see a movie we get it at redbox for 1 00 We got rid of the cell phone because we rarely use a cell phone Our daughter has one and we got a second one on her account for 10 00 a month because if we use it it s because we are in different towns and that s rare when you live work and play with your DH After all we didn t need a cell phone for the last 50 years of my life I can live without it now If you have a land line and NEVER call long distance call your phone company because most have a very low rate for just having a local phone When we print something on the computer and it s wrong or we don t need it we then cut it up and use it for notes grocery lists and such I will even bring paper like that home from work Before we put our wood stove into our fireplace we would burn all of our paper trash in the fire place saving our need to pay for bags to take to the dump We don t buy books but read a great deal by going to the library or borrowing a book from a friend When paperbacks are 8 00 these days what a waste If the library doesn t have what you want ask them to order it or get it from another library Life is Beautiful with Bunnies www thedewhopinn ning com http www etsy com shop thedewhopinn CCChristen True Blue Farmgirl 180 Posts Cynthia Lockwood CA USA 180 Posts Posted Jul 09 2010 06 52 45 AM We live on a farm in an old farm house witch I love Were we live is about 8 minutes from our ranch were we plan to move to as soon as we complete out Line Shack The Line Shack is going to be a place for us to have on our own place but we are builting it one board at a time one nail at a time all by ourselfs in our spare time We are useing new and old products so its quite an adventure And builting green is a priority On our place we are raising our own beef and pigs we cut all our firewood there the house we live in has no heat and no ac Winters are cold and summer in the 100s but we make it threw so no big power bills At home we have chickens and a garden the garden part is hard there are so many critters here But we try I don t buy packaged food I dont by much plastic or Paper products we dont eat out very often We eat at home And when we go to town we make it count These are some of the ways we try to cut coners Happy Trail Line Shack Farmgirl 1570 Cynthia girlfriday True Blue Farmgirl 50 Posts Jessica Dallas TX USA 50 Posts Posted Jul 15 2010 8 27 39 PM I love all your ideas I read through them all and the only thing I didn t see listed is bartering I barter for as much as I can even placing ads on Craigslist to trade my kids clothes for other clothes that fit ie large lot of 12 month boys clothes would like to trade for 6 girls clothes Buying used on craigslist is great too and freecycle org is also a great resource for free stuff Proud Farmgirl Sister 1727 Amie C True Blue Farmgirl 2099 Posts Finger Lakes Region NY 2099 Posts Posted Jul 19 2010 02 04 09 AM I m refinancing the mortgage on our house Interest rates are around 4 right now which is significantly lower than the

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    and convenience in our daily lives A furnace and a car We shopped until we found the most efficient furnace we could afford It felt good to up grade to a more energy efficient system Next up was the car Instead of buying brand new we purchased a used car that was in excellent condition and paid cash It s also my favorite color RED so that was a bonus We only spent half of what a new car would cost I drove our last car for 10 years We do the little things to cut back too I hang out the laundry when we can we have movie nights at home with homemade popcorn go on field trips where the cost is free or there is a discount offered use the library take walks for exercise instead of having a gym membership eat out less we have one t v for the entire household and we give a lot of thought before making new purchases even then they are usually only things we really need Can t wait to see more great ideas on cutting back farmgirl sister 1199 Deb www deborahjeansdandelionhouse com home is where we all craft the life of our dreams Penny Wise True Blue Farmgirl 1903 Posts Margo Elyria OH USA 1903 Posts Posted Oct 26 2010 4 18 06 PM so many wonderful ideas have you all seen newspapers com you can read papers from all over teh world on the net for free my satellite company won t offer a discount for long time customer so they may lose this customer soon when i cut back service it was because i am now the only one watching and not home all day may just get rid of it altogether wish that i could get rid of my landline phone i live in an old trailer and in a 3 sided valley between trees so i can t get cell signal inside the trailer need the landline just to call my mother next door Farmgirl 2139 counting my pennies and biding my time my dreams are adding up mellee Farmgirl in Training 24 Posts melissa hampton va USA 24 Posts Posted Oct 27 2010 07 36 43 AM Wow so many great ideas It is not that I enjoy reading about your having to cut back I am just a bit relieved that I am not the only one in an ecomonic crunch Just three or four years ago we had a surplus of things Now looking back I wished we had stock piled all that money sold the house and done what I have been planning all along move back to the country Now with the economic slump our house won t sell we had to get rid of the new car my husband bought for me a couple of years ago and replace it with one that was half the cost I too have cut back on the internet cable phone services We do not have cell phones But both my daughter and I need the internet for school With our son in kindergarten now the 550 a month preschool is over We garden stock pile food shop at thirft stores We do so much to save money but it still never seems to streach as far as we need I was intrigued by several of you posting that you make your own laundry detergent I will def be looking into that Thanks for all the ideas melissa farmgirl 2143 there is beauty in all things child in harmony True Blue Farmgirl 55 Posts Marcia Middleboro MA USA 55 Posts Posted Oct 31 2010 1 52 00 PM To cut costs We got rid of our landline phone and just use a cell phone We borrow most DVD s from interlibrary loan We consolidate errands so as not to waste time and gas We try to bake as many goodies and snacks from scratch instead of buying which is cheaper and healthier We only get a few magazines and read the rest at the library and borrow books instead of buying them We read newspapers on the internet or at the library We make our own house cleaners and laundry detergent We use the horses old clean hay to use as bedding for the ducks instead of buying shavings or straw We raise free ranging pastured chickens for their organic eggs that we eat and sell my 12 yr old has her own egg business We cut way back on eating meat and serve smaller portions We try to use what we have often in new ways and just believe in simplicity and less is more happy day marcia www harmonywoodsfarm com www childinharmony com Enriching nurturing and inspiring Life with nature animals and the arts for the child and the child within minismith Farmgirl in Training 41 Posts Nancy Moscow TN USA 41 Posts Posted Nov 24 2010 6 38 26 PM Since we both still work in the city my DH and I are carpooling as often as possible usually 4 days a week This really saves us on gas We also try not to turn on the HVAC until we absolutely must We designed our home with 9 foot ceilings and ceiling fans in every room to survive the sultry Southern summers I m trying to follow the farm adage Everything must earn its keep This helps me limit my impulse spending in favor of investing Nancy cranberryrose55 Farmgirl in Training 48 Posts Jan San Jose California 48 Posts Posted Jan 09 2011 10 37 10 PM To add to list Use library for DVD and videos to see movies No TV we go to PBS online to see Masterpiece theater and use HULU com Became a seed rep for a company I like Renees Seeds which are trialed on West Coast for better results here and get last years seeds that didn t sell Seed I don t

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  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - What are you doing to cut corners?
    Prices are good there We go there the regular grocery store and the dollar stores Using coupons all the time I only buy when it is on sale or if I have a coupon I love it when it is both I only buy what we need and try and cook only enough for one meal or two complete meals and freeze We both study recipes and we both love to cook so that helps We have an Eden Pure heater that helps heat the livingroom where we spend the most time It was an expensive purchase two years ago but I feel it paid for itself We have oil heat So far this year we have spent about 1200 on oil I hope it gets us through the winter I would love an add on furnace but we are scared of furnace and chimney fires We use our fireplace but not a lot same reason chimney fires I coupon like crazy I use freecycle and give things away and get books and material there I do splurge on fabric At the moment though I have not been to a fabric store for two months My husband jokes that he heard Joanns is going out of business I only buy there when it is on sale or I have a coupon We turn off lights and keep the heat set at 67 The kids complain when they come but honestly we are fine with it Afgans and socks work wonders I buy meat in bulk Beef side of beef lasts us a year Pork We bought a bunch right after the new year It was cheaper We had them cut it in chops and roasts and wrapped it ourselves at 1 17 a pound Looking forward to hearing more great ideas here http www etsy com shop HugsandStitches HollyHobby True Blue Farmgirl 78 Posts Holly Astoria NY USA 78 Posts Posted Feb 10 2011 09 56 30 AM My favorite way to save money is by using our library They have current DVD s so we don t have to pay to rent any longer We can access the library online and request any book we want In a week or so we get an email that our book is waiting to be picked up How cool is that You don t know how much money I ve saved by borrowing craft books instead of buying them We can also borrow music CD s no more itunes and you can even download audio books to your ipod P S Thank you to the library for getting me interested in MaryJane s Farm I ve since purchased her books and now have a subscription to the magazine too Bensgrandma True Blue Farmgirl 190 Posts Alexis White Oak PA USA 190 Posts Posted Jan 26 2016 2 03 56 PM I had forgotten about this thread and it is still relevant in 2016 I wanted to relay another tip Yesterday I got

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  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - What's vintage in your kitchen?
    pop popcorn when I was young The handle on it is cracked but it s still good I have a little food chopper that belonged to my mom that I remember using when I was little I like to browse antique stores and look at the old kitchen gadgets I have a vintage flour sifter and meat grinder and a metal bread box that I found at antique stores Now if I could only cook like my grandma Cindy Vast floods can t quench love no matter what love did Rivers can t drown love no matter where love s hid Sinead O Connor In many ways you don t just live in the country it lives inside you Ellen Eilers Visit my blog at http www farmerinthebelle blogspot com sidavis True Blue Farmgirl 125 Posts Susan Vero Beach Fl USA 125 Posts Posted Jun 04 2011 06 38 28 AM So Amanda how do I re season this pancake griddle I might surprise my hubby Susan OK I m ready Let s go Sandy Fields True Blue Farmgirl 165 Posts Sandy Portales NM 165 Posts Posted Jun 04 2011 09 57 38 AM Many many vintage things in my kitchen and I love seeing them daily They all belonged to special family members Maybe my favorite of all is the potato masher that belonged to my Nana A wooden handle and a curly zig zag pattern of metal for smashing I don t use it but it sits out on my chop block island and makes me so happy to see it Love writing about My Field Days www field days com Turtlemoon Farmgirl Legend Schoolmarm 378 Posts Tanya Port Orchard Washington USA 378 Posts Posted Jun 04 2011 5 30 10 PM lol hubby is the one i have to stop from using soap on the cast iron lol Raggedy Ann stuck in a Barbie Doll World FarmGirl 1737 http www etsy com shop moonhonu BalancingAct True Blue Farmgirl 297 Posts Jackie Hoosierville USA 297 Posts Posted Jun 04 2011 6 43 42 PM I have vintage tupperware glasses that I grew up with and my grandparents wanted to get rid of I also have a vintage butter crock Farmgirl Sister 2851 To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment Ralph Waldo Emerson Joey True Blue Farmgirl 1507 Posts Joey Gulf Coast FL USA 1507 Posts Posted Jun 04 2011 7 28 49 PM My husband is usually in the kitchen and is vintage The rest of my life is in storage where I have my great grandmothers wedding china from 1900 and all my old Fiestaware that I have collected since 1973 because I love the colors I have an old pie safe and a hoosher cabinet with the built in flour sifter I have many things from my Nana lots of old 1950s holiday decorations that I love Here in my Florida kitchen I have

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