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I always feel like I post many how-to’s and not many “real lifes”. Although I do try and incorporate that into my newer posts, I’ve often thought that it might be even more helpful for my readership to get a better glimpse inside of what our simple/homestead/from scratch/frugal life really looks like.
Frugal Friday Week 18
So I’ve started a new series called Frugal Friday and need your help. My idea for this series is to share some of the projects/recipes/things we worked on this week and, in general, just what life looks like.
I need your help because I’ve tried something similar before, and I gave up after a while. I got bored, felt like no one was reading it or cared, and I moved on to other projects. So what I need you to do each week is to share what your week looked like in the comments section. I think it could keep us ALL accountable and may serve as an encouragement to others!
So let’s dive right into this week!
Meals We Ate
This was a wild week of working outside, so meals were anything we could pull from the fridge! Breakfasts were yogurt and granola, banana bread, egg sandwiches, and leftover pancakes.
Shopping I Did
I picked up a few things for a campfire fellowship night that we are having at our home…hot dog buns, watermelon, and some chips. It’s going to be a great night!
I also bought a few more supplies for my garden, like weed fabric, garden staples, and new garden gloves.
Outside Projects We Worked On
As I mentioned last week, this was a huge week for working in the garden. The fence is almost completely done (just needs one more gate). Building an 8-foot elk fence has been quite the undertaking!
I planted almost everything in the garden beds that we made. Beans, ground cherries, squash, pumpkins, melons, peppers, more fruit trees, lettuce, chard, and over 70 tomato plants finally went in the ground. This year, it’s been a struggle to get the garden made in between the rain, which is unusual for us (most of our rain comes in the fall). I’m not ungrateful for the moisture, but it’s been hard to work around.
Inside Projects We Worked On
None. This was a huge outside week.
Blog Posts I Wrote
I’m making an effort to be a bit more seasonal with my blog posts; here’s what’s new and updated this week!
- How to Stay Sane During Canning Season – Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to help make one of the busiest seasons less crazy.
- Easiest Foods to Preserve that You Can Grow – This one is for those of you that want to start preserving a lot from your garden but aren’t sure what are good things to start with.
- Preserving and Drying Greens – It’s the perfect time of year to start drying greens. Here are some of the ones that we preserve, how we preserve them, and what we do with them!
Looking Ahead to Next Week
I have just a few more garden beds that need to be made and planted, and I’m hoping to get that done this weekend, provided it stops raining long enough so that we can till. I’m so grateful for the rain but hope it will get me to finish getting the garden in first!
So tell me….what did life look like for you this week? What did you do, make, or plan to do?
Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to the 100-acre farm and ministry on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.