Good Pickins #23

The ground is thawed! The ground is thawed! There’s chives and daffodils popping up! I see bugs in the house!  (I know that last one shouldn’t make me so excited, but it does, because it means we’re finally in spring.)

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The kids worked on their own little garden plot this week:


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And my hubby has our seedlings going strong indoors under the grow light:

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Foraging for Dandelions– Grow Forage Cook Ferment has a great round up of posts for gathering and using dandelions in a number of edible and health-related ways. Delicious!

Frugal and Free Landscape and Garden– Tim made a short retaining fence this week out of sawed branches, and I think it looks nice too. Check out The Coastal Homestead’s ideas for more free and cheap ideas for your yard and garden.

We Quit Our Fridge– Spring Mountain Living has a great post on going without refrigeration. Whether or not you think this is a necessary sacrifice, the alternate storage possibilities are eye-opening! While I don’t know that I’ll be giving up my fridge any time soon, I find the possibility fascinating.

Why I’m a Coupon Drop-Out– I loved this post from April Tells All. I tried couponing a couple of times, and always felt that I didn’t really need the things I was buying. April tells of a better way- finding well-raised, fresh, whole products through frugal sources or by making them yourself to save money and still eat well.

That’s it for today, folks. Have a sunshiney Saturday!

 

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