We received a little rain on Sundayand Monday, and I was able to turn off the drip irrigation to the garden this week (we are permitted to water once a week on Mondays in winter), save for the area where the lemon trees are situated, as I noticed that the area under the lemon trees was not getting wet, the leaves blocking the rain from getting down to the soil. January is the rainiest month here, and this is the only rain we have received this month.
I harvested mâche, chives, lemons, rosemary, mint, cilantro, and oregano from the garden.
I cut a few roses (I am still pruning) to enjoy inside.
I found that Walmart has a store-brand sunscreen with a 100 SPF that is light enough to use every day on my face. I am waiting for the results of a biopsy to see if I have more skin cancer on my face. While I always wear sunscreen and have been wearing hats almost all the time now (though in winter they do not have a brim), I feel like I need a stronger sunscreen. I had been looking for a face lotion with sunscreen before and they were all very expensive. I will use this now as it seems to be light enough for my face. I had not seen it before when I looked a few months ago, so I don’t know if it’s a new product, but it’s 6 ounces instead of 3 like the others I saw and under $7.
I took cuttings from existing bushes in the garden, removed the lower leaves, and dipped them in rooting powder, and then placed them directly in the garden where I want bushes. I was able to take cuttings from bushes I had previously grown from cuttings. It is a slow process, as not all my cuttings take, but it’s a huge money saver.
I read an e-book from the library called How to Walk Away, a novel from Katherine Center.
I gladly accepted a huge box of goldfish crackers and some Cracker Jacks from someone who is eliminating sugar from her diet. My children enjoyed the treats.
What did you do to save money last week?