4 adults no income. All home. OH MY! Talk about stress!
This all brings me to my topic making the most of YOUR community. In the year that all of us were home I had to find other ways to supplement the little income that we had. The next few posts are about finding the amazing ways to save money in your community. They will not work everywhere, some of them might not work for you. I found all of these places slowly, but I found them. I still use them, why not? They are a great way to add to our house.
Thank goodness I already knew how to garden, but our soil is almost pure clay. I needed some manure, but didn't have any money. The neighbors went on vacation, and said that I could take as much horse manure as I wanted. hmmmmmm. I cleaned out the poo pile for a few hours. The garden took off! My plants doubled! I was ecstatic, and sad. I had cleaned out the pen. Whats a girl to do? Call a family friend that rescues horses. So here is Zane. This year I cleaned out his pin, while he was in the pasture. I helped a non-profit organization, and I was able to keep the manure. The manure will sit, covered till next spring. Then I will work it into the garden, and the plants will grow big and bushy. One bag of 2 cubic foot Miricle Grow is almost $9 in my area. I filled 6 bags worth for free.
I saved $54 and I plan on going back for more!