Recently I put out a book Living on One Income. It is not unlike many homemaking and frugal living books I love writing, however, this one is a bit more interactive as I and my family are doing everything in the book as prescribed. One of the many green and money saving practices we have are to walk everywhere. Come along and join us on a day of daily errands on foot. Continue reading Living on One Income part 4. Walking Everywhere.
As I look about my sweet little cottage I realize that it is almost completely decorated and furnished with gifts, hand me downs, and the thrift stores. I did a tally and my home has cost around $700 to $900 to furnish. This includes kitchen supplies and equipment, paintings, decor, rugs. The only new items in my home are the bedroom set and a washer that was $1,000 normally but I purchased on sale for $600 last 4th of July. The bedroom set was purchased when we were newlywed and wanted to be “fancy”. I can’t recall but it was … Continue reading Living on One Income part 2. Decorating the home from thrift stores.
Forgot that this is free as an ebook for the next 4 or 5 days. This is a compilation of write ups on everything from homemaking, building a writing career whilst raising a family, and thoughts on God and the spiritual life. I had to clean up a few political issues and I promise the book is free of anything controversial. It can be read now and then for some inspiration just as one would read my blogs since it is a years worth of blogging. Continue reading Another free ebook starting today. The Housewife is a Writer.
When we started our little backyard farm we had to have chickens. What is a farm without the clucking and cawing of hens and the natural pest control, rich poop, and occasional omelet, right? I don’t regret having hens one bit. They are the best pets ever and more productive than my useless dogs and cat. The cat used to get mice and rats but I guess she retired without giving us notice because I’ve had to call Clark Pest and Rodent control for help. The dogs have stopped eating the floor messes from the children and give me a look … Continue reading Operation chicken.
Ah, the birds are tweeting and doing their mating dances, my kitchen garden is beginning to sprout, the days are warm enough to have all the doors and windows wide open to fill the house with fresh air and warm sunshine. Last year we won this house in a bid and had keys in hand by April 12th. We began cleaning, whacking at dead vines and branches, mowing years of weeds, and dealing with outdoor roach infestations. The yard had old locks and keys buried from the Banks failed attempts at keeping out squatters, broken glass, and other odd … Continue reading Loving your life and the path that leads to happiness.