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Frugal budgeting and planning vs. being stingy and hording.

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Oh sure, we know what Ebenezer Scrooge is like. He could bleed a nickel of it’s very last cent and then still not use it!  Is that what the ‘storage’ or preparation mentality is like? May it NEVER be! To be very sure that as we develop more of the preparedness mentality we don’t cross that line from frugal to stingy, there are a few other distinctions we will need to look at on the journey. We can live simply and frugally and still be giving and hospitable, but where those lines blur requires being on our toes at all times, to proceed with care and […]

Bulk buying 101

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You may be a tried and true veteran of this longstanding homestead traditon or you may be new at it and ready to take the plunge.  Either way, it doesn’t matter if you live in the country or the city, buying in bulk can be a money (and time) saver if you do it right. If, like us, you are preparing your long term pantry for whatever reason (weather, gas savings, economic future) there truly are some key points to keep in mind when learning to buy in bulk. First, just a little explanation on bulk buying? Well, it’s not just […]

Food Storage

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