Ripley Victory Garden 2022

I posted a month or so ago My Garden and Preserving Goals for 2022 and have been working towards those goals since then. So far this year I have planted: Garlic Sweet peppers Lunchbox peppers Eggplant Cauliflower Broccoli Peas Tomatoes Rhubarb Basil Onions Potatoes I purchased 2 blueberry, 12 asparagus, and a new cherry treeContinue reading “Ripley Victory Garden 2022”

Week 13 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022 and the “Kids” are Up!

I spent a lot on food in general this week. I needed supplies and I have been spending way too much on baking essentials so I broke down and went to Walmart for baking stuff. Walmart is not my jam but in this instance it saves us a boat load. Here is what I boughtContinue reading “Week 13 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022 and the “Kids” are Up!”

Week 12 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022

Last week was a bit of a strange week in the food department because my son was gone until Wednesday and the Hubbs and I just winged it. We only ate out twice. On Friday we got a pizza and on Saturday we went out for lunch. I usually grocery shop on Sundays after churchContinue reading “Week 12 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022”

Preserving Goals for 2022

Last year was a bad year all around for preserving for us. The only thing I really got put up was tomatoes, chili sauce and jam which are of the utmost importance but there are so many other things I didn’t get done. I didn’t even get any herbs dried! Here is a list IContinue reading “Preserving Goals for 2022”

Week 10-11 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022

I did not grocery shop last week. I was really sick and just didn’t get to the grocery store. I figured it would be a good week to just buy a couple of things we needed and otherwise skip shopping. With just a few things to buy we only spent $39.83 at the store lastContinue reading “Week 10-11 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022”

Week 9 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022

For week 9 I got away with spending just $150.30, which seems kind of funny to say because $150 for groceries is still a lot! The most expensive things I bought were pork tenderloin at $10.25 and bacon and creamer at $7.99 ea. On the menu this week: Dinners: salmon with rice and veggies, flatbreadContinue reading “Week 9 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022”

Week 8 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022 Plus a Bonus

For week 8 our grocery bill was $178.52.  The most expensive things I bought was ground beef and olive oil. Gotta have the olive oil right? Oh and I bought another 6 doz eggs from farmer guy because I have a ton of cake and cupcake orders and St. Joseph bread to get done inContinue reading “Week 8 – What We are Eating and How Much We Spent on Groceries 2022 Plus a Bonus”

Drying Home Grown Herbs

Growing your own herbs in and of itself is rewarding but preserving them to extend their usefulness is even more rewarding! I grow and preserve my main staple herbs like basil, parsley, chives, lavender, lemon balm, oregano, sage and thyme. I also like to grow and preserve things like my own sweet pepper powder, roseContinue reading “Drying Home Grown Herbs”

Ripley Victory Garden Week 9

Today is weigh in day! Let’s see how many pounds of produce we have harvested in the last nine weeks. Last update was 73.5 lbs of fruits and veggies picked. Total as of yesterday is 181 lbs 10 oz! That’s over 100 lbs picked in the last 2 weeks, and the garden hasn’t even hitContinue reading “Ripley Victory Garden Week 9”

Ripley Victory Garden Week 7

What a glorious day it is today! The garden is really coming along and as the season progresses I will be weighing all of the produce I pick to see just how much I grow. So far I have picked 73.5 lbs of fruits and veggies including, sour cherries, zucchini, yellow squash, black raspberries, onions,Continue reading “Ripley Victory Garden Week 7”

One Hundred Dollars a Month

I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

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