I’ve been writing about saving money (saving resources, saving the ecology, etc.) for years, but all that work is scattered around on this site, and rather hard to find amidst over 700 posts.
Now I’ve been invited to help a fellow blogger create a “carnival” which is basically a collections of bloggers using the same topic. Rather than rewrite so much content, I am creating this list as my entry in her project.
Saving resources in a sort of do-by-self way has been the theme of our great country for many centuries. We were not always motivated by the same exact ethic when we scraped and made do, but we always just could never feel right throwing away perfectly good stuff.
I guess it came too hard. My mom always reminded me of all the starving people in some far-away place. Many of them have since moved here, but still, how cruel to throw away that last bite of food on the plate, when they would do almost anything to obtain it for themselves! Ahem — except work, that is.
Well, and then there are the ones who have managed to get the food off our plates, but that’s another subject.
The facts remain, though. If you own a patch of dirt and some seed, you can eat. If you bother with putting food up in jars, you can save our tin resources. If you eat leftovers you save food. If you grow your own, you save money on groceries.
In other words, whether you save out of poverty, stubbornness, habit, frugality, guilt, or greed, DO join in this grand, centuries-old fad and $AVE something!
Now, enjoy the list, and don’t forget, several others are contributing on other sites you can find here.
- Heating your home with free, renewable, all natural fuel.
- Raise your own chickens. Teach your chickens.
- Protect your chickens. Protect them again. And again. Again.
- Admire the eggs. Enjoy the eggs.
- Eat the eggs.
- Tend your garden. Tend it some more. Get the children to help.
- Can, bottle, or jar the results of your garden–a five-post series. Note: the series begins on this link, but continues for five days.
- Freeze the results of your garden. The beginning of another series, on care and use of the freezer.
- Grow herbs and craft them. Lavender and catnip. Harvest. Crafts. Benefits. Landscape with herbs. Keep the doctor away.
That’s all for now. I probably lost some, so let me know if you find them. Thanks.