The weather is beautiful here and it has been wonderful to work in such lovely weather in the garden.
We borrowed a jumping jack to help us compact the new soil in the garden beds as we were filling it, to prevent it from falling later. While garden soil needs a certain amount of air to be healthy, we want to prevent it falling by a foot after we plant trees and shrubs, so compacting it before we plant is important. The jumping jack saved us $240 in rental fees over renting a compacter.
I cooked a large pot of black beans in the crockpot which I used to make tacos.
I also used the crockpot to cook a large chicken. I used the leftover chicken, along with carrots and celery (from the free school lunches the district is giving to all children ages 2-18 this year) to make a large pot of chicken noodle soup.
We picked Meyer lemons from the garden for lemonade. I zested the lemons and dried the zest for homemade lemon pepper.
I gave one son a haircut.
What did you do this past week to save money?
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