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Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

This Crazy Life

Yep, it’s been a long time.  So much going on, where to start? Our middle son is now a high school graduate!  He’s earned his machinist certificate while in trade high school and was ready t...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

Homemade screen door on our homestead

The old screen door was a scraped, dented, hard to open, hard to close, metal monster. We never found the screen portion to the door and so it either was all glass or letting in mosquitoes a...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

Our Homestead: Clearing the land

We had asked a guy that I had been renting our previous trailer lot from his family for over 30 years to bring his dozier and clear our land. He came over to look at it, and went to work on ...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

Our Homestead: Getting things ready

We finally got an address to our property! It will be used for 911 purposes and for a mailing address. We had to wait on the rain to let up before we could get a PERC test and have a septic ...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

Our Homestead

As many of you know, we finally bought some property of our own. After living where I have lived for over 30 years, and paying someone lot rent, I am so ready to have a little piece of God’s...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

Delayed crockpots and Timers

Do you love your slow cooker but wish it had a timed or delayed feature?  Save yourself some money.  A timer might be your answer!   A friend put me onto this frugal tip when I mentioned I w...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

Spring Gardening Pleasures

We’ve endured a very long winter here in New England.  Heavy snows and below normal cold temperatures has worn on even the most seasoned New Englander.  Spring seems more special this year. ...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

Strawberry Pallet Planter

My most recent gardening adventure come about from my desire to increase the production from my garden.  I was researching vertical planters and came across ideas for planting strawberries v...
Frugal Families Blog · 11M ago

DIY log bed!

Ever since we bought our little cabin up north, I have dreamed of having a log bed in our loft.   What my heart wanted, our budget couldn’t afford.  That said, if there is a will, there is a...