The Frugal Life. Living on $27,000 a year.

Two years ago we moved to this little 1941 stucco cottage that was home to many local squatters and drug dealers. It was the bane of the neighborhood, to say the least. Today it is the cutest cottage on the block and the neighbors enjoy looking upon it to see what new idea we will create in our yard. My husband and I have turned it into a hobby house where we garden and repair things and feel much like we are in some sort of training camp for a bigger project down the road. We have fun and play … Continue reading The Frugal Life. Living on $27,000 a year.

The beginnings of homesteading in the city.

Homesteading here we come!  We dragged this mangled coop home the other day and thank the sweet Lord it was free because I had to have a Chiropractic adjustment afterward.  The lady said it would take two people to move it but that was not so true for my husband and I.  We sweat and argued, broke a leg off and tore the chicken mesh at the bottom.  The chicken coop was hanging on for dear life in the back of the truck all the way home. The fun came with some leftover yellow paint and repairs.   And now … Continue reading The beginnings of homesteading in the city.