Comments for Frugalwoods https://www.frugalwoods.com Financial independence and simple living Sun, 18 Nov 2018 04:08:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by LongTime Frugal https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213959 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 04:08:48 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213959 Glad to hear Mr. Frugalwoods is checking the structural capacity of your porch. Hearing an unwelcome “creak” and feeling the floor below you shift is not welcome. In my book. you can’t beat the warmth of a wood stove as I sit in my chair next to our Vermont Castings stove. Thirty plus years old and still going strong. You must have Tom turkeys if you can get close – hens are far most skittish. I hope you and the girls are able to experience the sound of the Toms as they fan. A very cool sounding “whoosh”, especially when multiple Toms fan out. And keep an eye out in the summer for mama and babies. Observing wildlife is family event. I’d also recommend a pair (or two) of night vision binoculars/goggles.
You had far more patience with your garden than we did. Ours was put to bed by late September. But I’m already planning next years garden.

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by Maureen https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213953 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 03:34:57 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213953 Sometimes, some tomatoes rot. I can finally say that I’m okay with that… Congratulations and Wow! That may be a new mantra for me.
I imagine this is a deeply life changing lesson for you, and learned and a young age. To let go of what we just need to let go of may be one of the secrets to happiness. Thank you for another beautiful, funny, educational and deeply touching post.

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by Cindy Brick https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213938 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 23:27:44 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213938 The first section on this post was just lovely. Almost poetry.

Don’t feel bad about the tomatoes at all — they should produce a crop of plants without you doing a thing, come spring. They’ll love the compost pile.

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by Mrs. Frugalwoods https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213926 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 19:47:18 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213926 Debbi–thank you so much for mentioning this, I actually had this exact thought AFTER I’d dumped them all in the compost! I wish I hadn’t and that, as you suggested, I’d dumped them in the woods instead. Definitely not my best idea ever ;). And please keep the advice coming–it is most appreciated by me!

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by Carissa https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213906 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:30:53 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213906 I visited a homestead in Oregon once which had effectively built a cage around their bluberry bushes…. Higher fence with wire mesh over the top. Could be really handy for when your plants are producing, because it keeps the birds from getting to the berries before you do (and also keeps other critters out)!

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by J https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213900 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:18:59 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213900 Oh good I feel better now about doing the exact same thing with the last of our tomatoes. I picked them before a trip, hoping they would ripen while away…and… mold instead. They will feed the soil beautifully though.

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by Helene D. https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213831 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 03:25:50 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213831 Long Beach CA grandma here. Love, love, love your words and your style, Mrs. Frugalwoods.

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Comment on This Month On The Homestead: Bears, Turkeys, Deer, A Tractor, and Wood by Amber https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/16/this-month-on-the-homestead-bears-turkeys-deer-a-tractor-and-wood/#comment-213819 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 02:06:04 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19362#comment-213819 Oooh yay! This was the post I was thinking about also 😉 Can’t wait to read!

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Comment on Kitchen Sink Faucet Valves And Other October 2018 Expenditures by Cornelia Teed https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/07/kitchen-sink-faucet-valves-and-other-october-2018-expenditures/#comment-213817 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:53:07 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19387#comment-213817 I am still using an airpopper that I must have purchased in about 1982 because it was before my youngest child was born in 1984. I don’t know what it cost but crikey, I have gotten my money’s worth. I am 67 and my husband is 73 and my reply to my offspring when they note that we don’t have “the latest and the greatest” is that we don’t discard serviceable things just because they are old (as we are also old). It’s a family joke. I enjoy your blog very much!

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Comment on Reader Case Study: Living In A Multigenerational Household, But What’s Next? by Kate https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/11/14/reader-case-study-living-in-a-multigenerational-household-but-whats-next/#comment-213811 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:15:07 +0000 http://www.frugalwoods.com/?p=19281#comment-213811 Yeah, that all makes sense! I wonder about consulting, too as a way to boost income. I know a few MD’s who work as expert witnesses in malpractice cases and it pays pretty well (100’s/hr). They actually feel like they are helping by defending providers against frivolous lawsuits a lot of the time. I’m not sure if a similar thing exists for clinicians but may be worth looking in to in the future.

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