Today, I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff lined up for you, some of which I meant to tell you last week, but ran out of time. We are going to go through some lessons learned on budgeting for the homestead – Ive collected them from various sources, most of whom are not natural budgeters and we will talk about something I learned this week: How to square a pole barn with a measuring tape, stakes and string.
What mother nature is providing
- Jerusalem artichokes – but i cant get them because I waited too long
- Oyster mushrooms in between deep freezes
- Rediscovering sprouts and lessons learned from this.
- The failed first try
- Where to get seed
- The lids – DIY or Amazon: http://amzn.to/2B2Y9kw
Tales from the prepper pantry
- Time to think of 101 ways to eat sweet potatoes! I’m starting with a sweet potato chili this week since it will get down to 8 (!!!) degrees.
- Redoing the inside drawer freezer. I hate drawer freezers – I can’t see anything in them.
- Moving canned goods from 2016 to the Use it or lose it cabinet.
- Collard greens: Story — land on anything green that is not green beans becomes very attractive at this time of year.
- Lots of homemade bread – the bread machine hack if you are busy
- Black eyed peas and bacon ends
- Duck: Spatchcocked and roasted
- Roasted brussels sprouts in duck fat
- The Venison Stew Project: $3 in meat, Stock is already accounted for from stretching the turkey, $1 jar of corn, $.50 onion, Garlic is free to me, $1 in sweet potatoes and potatoes, $2 in beets: $7.50. Number of meals: 10. $.75 per meal plus $.25 for bread and four of those meals are in the freezer because we wanted something new to eat.
- Launched the LFTN Membership Portal – Speaking of which, we are seeking companies that want to offer our listeners a discount – contact me to find out how you can get on the list! Nicolsauce@gmail.com.
- Held true to the Weekly Finance Review
It’s January – many of us turn over a new leaf right about now and try to develop new habits. Sometimes those habits are hard to keep going. About this time last year, I realized that I would have to stop having an income in the traditional sense. I had hoped that I would get another 12 months of steady income.
5 lessons learned about budgeting from people who are not naturals.
- I spend too much money (And what this means)
- Decluttering and getting the house in order is instrumental to controlling the budget
- Budgeting is a whole family project or you fail: Gameify it
- Be real or you will fail
- Learn to cook awesome food, plan and manage meals, and use your leftovers
Squaring a Pole Barn
Make it a great week!