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2014 Garden Review

October 19, 2014 – 7:26 am | 32 Comments

SSCN0391So, the garden is cleared out, ready to be tilled again for next spring’s planting.  Although we didn’t do as well as we’d liked garden-wise, (our goal is to provide our family’s veggies for the entire year) we did have some great successes and gained much knowledge for next year’s garden. Read the full story »

Garden Carrots 101

October 16, 2014 – 8:02 am | 28 Comments

One of the things we’re starting to feel like we’re really getting the hang of as far as gardening goes is garden carrots.  Carrots are super easy to grow and maintain, and as such, we’ve …

Why You’ll Never Be Happy Keeping Up With the Joneses

October 13, 2014 – 8:04 am | 74 Comments

Many of us have gotten the message, however there are still a large number of people and families chasing after the “privileged” life of the Joneses.  Having been a troll of the Joneses for many …

September 2014 Recap and October Challenge Update

October 11, 2014 – 6:50 am | 46 Comments
September 2014 Recap and October Challenge Update

As I type this, it’s 26 degrees outside right now.  I surely hope this is a blip on our fall and not the norm.  As prepared as we are for a long, cold winter again …

Two Steps to Get Out of Debt

October 9, 2014 – 7:18 am | 40 Comments

Hey, Frugal Farmer friends!  I’m excited to share this article with you from fellow debt-hating colleague, Douglas Goldstein, whose new book will be released soon. 
By Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, co-author with Susan Polgar of Rich As …

October Challenge: Spend Less, Eat Well

October 6, 2014 – 7:03 am | 61 Comments

I just realized it’s the 6th of October already and although I’ve had this self-induced challenge in place for six whole days, I still hadn’t written about it!!  It’s been on my mind for awhile …

Saturday Morning Ramble: Homesteading In Winter

October 4, 2014 – 7:55 am | 51 Comments
Saturday Morning Ramble: Homesteading In Winter

Happy Saturday, my frugal homesteading friends!!!  The Farmer’s Almanac tells us we’re due for another Polar Vortex hell of a winter again, so here at the Frugal Farmer homestead, we’re busily planning what we can …

Smoky Chipotle Salsa

October 1, 2014 – 6:48 am | 31 Comments

Hey, friends!  As we wade through what’s left of the produce to can and freeze, I thought I’d take a minute out and share with you the new Smoky Chipotle Salsa recipe we tried this …

Strange Ways to Invest Your Money

September 30, 2014 – 9:05 am | 5 Comments
Strange Ways to Invest Your Money

Investment strategies these days are quite risky to undertake especially that the erratic condition of the global economy creates an unstable market resulting to the skyrocketing of prices of all prime commodities. While mutual funds …

How to Build a Mobile Chicken Coop Extension

September 29, 2014 – 7:11 am | 6 Comments
How to Build a Mobile Chicken Coop Extension

Hey friends!!!  Charlie is featuring an awesome post over at our sister site, today, about how to build a Mobile Chicken Coop Extension for your backyard chickens.  Check it out!

Book Review: Achieving Debt Freedom

September 26, 2014 – 7:31 am | 22 Comments
achieving debt freedom

I didn’t think I could find two awesome books on Debt Payoff in one week, but alas, it has happened!!!!  Last week I reviewed our friend Shannon’s book, and this week I had the pleasure …