Life certainly has become very busy since coming out of lockdown. Our days are full, work has picked up and our flower and vegetable gardens are almost in full swing. Some days I don't stop until 9pm.
Here's our frugal list for the week -
* Dug up 4 kilos of potatoes from our garden. These were grown from store bought potatoes that had gone soft and were sprouting.
* Made a bottle of surface spray with kitchen detergent and cooled boiled water.
* Baked 3 loaves of wholemeal bread with extra goodness.
* Made up a jar of gravy mix using ingredients I had on hand and a small amount of bought gravy powder.
* Bought more meat bargains from Coles just as the meat manager was marking them down. I now officially have no more room in my freezers.
* Saved and reused bread bags as bin liners, to double wrap meat ( to prevent freezer burn ) and as kitty litter rubbish bags.
* Used cut up old socks to tie up standard rose bushes and tomato plants.
* Planted more beans, zucchini and cucumber seeds in our garden.. Up until recently it's been too cold and not enough sun for some of the other seeds to germinate.
* Dug up a few flower seedlings I found in the garden and relocated them to fill in empty spaces. There are now very few empty spaces left thanks to the garden freebies.
* Picked a handful of strawberries from the garden. I'm freezing them until I have enough to make jam.
* Our cheapest meal this week was chunky chicken and veg soup from the freezer that cost about 15 cents per serve.
|Strawberries from our garden|
|More meat markdowns|
|Digging up potatoes|
|Hydrangea cuttings are growing well.|
|Color everywhere in the garden.|
|The tomatoes are growing.|