The Prudent Homemaker Blog
Frugal Accomplishments for the Third Week in June
I cut flowers from the garden for the house and put them in some garage sale vases.
I picked the last of the blackberries from the garden.
I picked apples, lettuce, basil, tomatoes , and three zucchini from the garden.
I cut and dried parsley from the garden.
I sowed seeds in the garden for zinnias and Bells of Ireland.
I collected spinach seeds from the garden.
I collected warm-up water from the shower and used it to water pots in the garden.
My mom picked up a bag of top soil on clearance for $0.65 for me. I used it to top off the pots in the backyard that were needing a bit of dirt.
I opened the garage door in the early morning just a few inches and let the heat out of the garage. I also opened the windows for a couple of hours early each morning to freshen the house, during which time I was able to turn off the air conditioning (with lows at 83º next week and highs above 110º, I won't be able to do that then, though I will let in at least a bit of fresh air still each morning to freshen the house, and then close the house back up.) Monday and Tuesday we had unseasonably cool weather, and I was able to turn off the air conditioners! That changed quickly as temperatures were 110º F /43ºC by Thursday, which are normal temperatures for here this time of year.
I ordered some homeschool books while they were on sale and also used a free shipping code, which saved me a total of $48.63.
I listened to swing music on Pandora.
I studied French using free sources. One of my children studied French using free sources as well.
My husband gave one son a haircut.
My son and my husband mended the wheelbarrow.
We had an online video call with friends in France.
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