So most of the coupons in the Be Local get you something, a discount or similar. This weekend I took a home buyers class that I had a coupon for, well sort of, I found it the class is always free and I still had to pay for the workbook. I'm not sure what the … Continue reading Turned in a coupon
Yesterday we went from 10 chickens (4 older hens and 6 month olds) to just the month olds. The four went to a local meat processor (10$ a bird and he plucked, wrapped and chilled, so that to me was reasonable). The six are exactly a month old and they are at the mini dino … Continue reading Chicken count
Being it's still March, this warm weather is only a fake out. I will not get too far ahead in gardening. I will plant the Christmas tree and the new rhubarb starts, and maybe a few indoor starts. I will start putting away the heavy blankets and looking for the AC units. We will plan … Continue reading Alluding to spring
After getting a dozen or so peas from the pea plants and the carrots and dill looking very sad we decided to harvest the window garden. Three tiny very untasty carrots. Plans are to replant it with some cherry tomatoes- maybe we'll have better luck with those?
The Be Local Coupon book has a coupon in it for 20$ off a CSA membership at a local farm. In the past we've had CSA memberships (some have been great, others... less than local), and really enjoyed them. So I sent the guy an email asking when he'd be taking names, that was months … Continue reading CSA, a coupon and a fortune
It was a bank holiday so there was no day program today, which means the guys were home. Well one was, I followed up on a promise from before the green van died and we went to get "fancy" hot chocolate. Used a coupon to pay for one of these drinks, but bought a box … Continue reading Holiday
I've been spinning for a few years now, and sourcing local fiber processed at a local mill wasn't an issue until we moved back to Colorado. Lots of sheep and alpacas, but no mills. I've been buying my fiber from Taylored Fibers in Washington- a small mill near my home town. I call Barry with … Continue reading Fiber shed
Is spring here? Not sure but it was warm enough for a bite of food and a beer with lunch. Saved 8$ by using the BREW coupon. They focus on great food, local where possible and fantastic beer.
6 day old Maran pullets arrived today. They survived a cross country trip in a box and will hopefully be laying eggs in 6 months. Right now they are in the spare room but soon they'll be out in the big coop and those hens will have to move.
The pig I ordered two months ago is now a resident of Freezer Camp. It's always sad but also very nice to know that the critter in the freezer had an name and a family- and one terrible day before ending up in the freezer.