Hello Dear Reader,
I am so enjoying reading one of my new books that I got for my birthday, it's called "Backyard Self Sufficiency" by Jackie French. It is such a practical book, written in a no nonsense style, that I can easily relate to. I think having a productive garden and being frugal go hand in hand, as is anything that you do to improve how you run your home to be more efficient and economical.
Lately I have been finding that if I just wait a bit longer, rather than going out and buying what I think I need, a frugal solution comes along. An example of this is-I wanted a lovely trellis to support a Wisteria, now this poor Wisteria is another one of my Son's off casts, from when he was doing the art of Bonsai. This Wisteria has had a hard life but now I have cut it right back, repotted it, moved it to a new position. We had an extra piece of fencing that has been lying around for years, one day I looked at it and thought"what if I upended it, it would make a perfect trellis" so a trellis it is. I have an idea of encouraging the Wisteria into the shape of a love heart, I think it will look lovely.
This little frugal idea contributes to "This weeks 5 Frugal things on a Friday"
1. Cut back, repotted and moved the above mentioned Wisteria. Hopefully this will give it a new lease on life
2. Line dried all the washing
3. Used a voucher for our Thursday night "Pizza night"
4. Cleaned the house and did the laundry using homemade cleaners and laundry liquid
5. Rode to work everyday. Yesterday was the first cooler morning and I am hoping to ride all through Autumn and Winter, rugged up against the cold
So, tell me, what frugal or free things did you get up to this week?