Finding Resources in Your Own Backyard

It has been a massive search for things to use for building materials. I was considering pallets but as right now I have no way to transport them without paying someone. Remember I like free and cheap. I can't afford to put out money and run to Home Depot, Lowe's, or any other type of … Continue reading Finding Resources in Your Own Backyard

Introducing Artwork by Claire

My beautiful talented daughter has finally found her style for painting. I may be biased but I think it is very pretty, enchanting if you would. She will be blogging and making her paintings available for sale on the Farmstead Etsy store. Setting her photos and Etsy category up is still in process. The goal … Continue reading Introducing Artwork by Claire

Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead

There has been some question as to why there are two different names floating around. I am Single Sustainable Mom and my farm name is Enchanted Farmstead. It really is that simple. I use SSM for Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest. For farm business I use the farm name. Single Sustainable Mom I have spent … Continue reading Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead

Roast Beef Hash

Roast Beef Hash: Cook Time 10 minutes Cook Temp Medium High Number 4 servings Prep Time 10 min Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Butter Shredded cooked roast beef 1 can new potatoes Salt and pepper to taste. Directions: Place left over roast beef in food processor to shred. Open and drain can of potatoes and then dice. … Continue reading Roast Beef Hash

Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets

Recently I have been working on becoming a better couponer. There are a few things that I have learned through discussions with others and from my own experiences that I want to share with you all. Definitely match up ads, load digital coupons and use manufacturers' coupons. You never know some stores will allow you … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets

Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3

The third part in this series we will discuss building a stock pile of meats. I do realize that some of my readers do not eat meat, for a variety of reasons, this isn't a discuss about why or why not one should eat meat. It is a way to save money by buying in … Continue reading Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3

Mom’s Corner: Children As Pets

This has to be one of my all time favorite bits of prose. I thought it was funny when Claire was a baby. I received it in an email chain thing way back then. I appreciate it more now as my children grow.  I just realized that while children are dogs - loyal and affectionate … Continue reading Mom’s Corner: Children As Pets