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Check Out Top Frugal Tips

Check Out Top Frugal Tips

By Adz on October 16th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Crafts, Frugal, General Stuff, Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Hello friends. We have recently launched a new site called Top Frugal Tips (http://www.topfrugaltips.com). The purpose of the site is to provide people with top tips to help save money and live frugally. We have top tips for in the home, in the garden, energy saving, and much more. It also has great coupons and frugally inspired news articles. Head on over there and browse the tips and try posting… (Read More)

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How to grow potatoes in a barrel

How to grow potatoes in a barrel

By Adz on April 20th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Project Food Not Grass, Tips & Tricks

Growing potatoes is easy, but can take up a lot of space in your veggie beds. Here is a great way to grow TONS of potatoes in a small area. This can be done on patios or on decks in condos. You will need: – Plastic Barrel or Metal Oil Drum (cleaned) – Some Bricks – Drill – Jigsaw – Soil – Seed Potatos You can usually find plastic barrels… (Read More)

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Mint and Fennel

By Adz on February 24th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Uncategorized

We picked up some mint and fennel from a very nice lady whose garden was overgrown with it. Too bad I broke 2 of her shovels digging out some of the stubborn fennel. She also had some pear saplings I was going to grab but she didn’t have any shovels left after I broken them both. I’ll have to go by there soon with a replacement shovel and grab those… (Read More)

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Fall crops = frugal dinners

Fall crops = frugal dinners

By Adz on November 1st 2012 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Recipes

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Well it’s been a while now since we have posted. Fall has seemed to sneak up on us pretty quickly here. We were blessed with a longer summer then a switch flipped and bam there’s autumn in all its cold and rainy glory. Our good friends know one of the local farmers well and as a result we got to hit up the pumpkin patch and also raid… (Read More)

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Let’s Talk Squash

Let’s Talk Squash

By cait on September 22nd 2012 in Backyard Farming, General Stuff, Recipes

It’s squash season! I think lots of people don’t quite know what to do with squash. That was the case for us, up until a few years ago, it was something we saw in the store but had no experience cooking with. We experimented and found some recipes we enjoy, so I thought a post about squash types and uses would be a good idea. A little about squash: The¬†English¬†word… (Read More)

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FuN EaTs

FuN EaTs

By cait on September 3rd 2012 in Backyard Farming

Fun Eats! We are fortunate to have two lovely boys that thouroughly enjoy spending time outside. The backyard has come a long way since moving into the house just over 3 years ago. Raised garden beds, fresh soil, and a bigger chicken coop are a few of the improvments. Not bad while caring for our very busy boys. Ben is 3 this October, and his love for the outdoors is… (Read More)

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Compost Tea

Compost Tea

By Adz on August 19th 2012 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Tips & Tricks

In order to make our fruit and vegetables grow without using chemical fertilizers like miracle grow (the miracle being that they still sell this $%&* at stores considering how bad it is for you), we use compost tea to fertilize our garden. Compost tea is made by sinking compostable items like grass and nettles into water and letting it develop nutrients and bacteria that helps flowers, fruit, and veg thrive…. (Read More)

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A 5 Egg Day!

A 5 Egg Day!

By Adz on August 14th 2012 in Backyard Farming, Frugal

Yesterday we had a 5 egg day! This is the first time all 5 hens have laid eggs on the same day. To back up a bit, we should tell you about how we got started raising chickens in our back yard: In Spring 2011 we decided to get chickens. We started with 2 (Penny & Gertrude) and had such a great experience with them that this Spring we decided… (Read More)

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