Welcome to Thrifty Week #23 at Harvest Lane Cottage. It's been another busy week. Aren't they all busy these days?
Sometimes the thriftiest things you do are the things you don't do. What we didn't do this week was go on vacation or smoke ribs or grill steaks. ~smile~ Saturday evening we went to the creek and cooled off after a long day at the cafe. ~smile~ Lowell's father and brother enjoyed the peaceful creek with us. Ah, the joys of living.
Here we go!
~ The last of our hens went to a new home. She ran straight into the middle of her new flock and fit right in. Why's this thrifty? I don't have to buy more chickens this year nor do I have to buy more feed for her. She's much happier, too.
~ I'm reading a review book, Modern Pioneering.
~ I stopped by the Humane Shelter again. I'm still looking for a thrifty puppy instead of the Dachshund puppy I've wanted forever. Maybe someday when I'm not raising three kids. ~smile~
~ We watched a very good movie that I received for review.
~ I had my daughter make granola using Hillbilly Housewife's recipe. She used regular brown sugar.
~ I bought a pound of lean ground beef on sale. It will probably be used in a soup in a few days.
~ We took advantage of the library. I could never afford all the books our family reads. We bring them home by the boxful!
~ Our only vehicle, our 2004 van, broke down on the road Wednesday while I was running errands. I prayed it to the mechanic's shop. Bless them, they knew exactly what was wrong and fixed it right away. Two hours and $220 later, I was back to my errands. Why is this thrifty? First, we drive an old, paid for vehicle. Second, I didn't have to pay for a tow truck. God answered my prayer, and prayer is an important part of being thrifty! Third, we have an emergency fund. We do our best to keep at least $1000 in the bank to cover things such as this. This means that we didn't have to borrow money or put it on a charge card.
No interest! God be glorified! This was a miracle all the way around.
Well, that's it for this week. How about you? What are you doing to stretch your dollars and your resources?
Happy at Home
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