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Friday, October 20, 2017

Announcing Our Fall Class!

Our spring class was on Disaster Preparedness and many of you participated, now it’s time to announce our Fall class.

I’ve tossed around several ideas and finally decided on the one that I feel will be the most beneficial for everyone.  I’ve titled it …

Beyond the Generator … Plan B, C, D and E

Many have generators to use should there be a short term power outage, but what happens when the fuel to run those generators isn’t available and the power outage out lasts the generator fuel.  What do we do then? 

That’s what this class is going to be about, coming up with plan b, c, d, and e should a situation occur that would find us without fuel and unable to get it for our generators for an extended period of time.  By the end of the class we each should have our own individualized plan for surviving such a scenario.

Here are the specifics for the class …

The class will begin on Monday, October 30th, 2017.

It will be conducted in a private Facebook group, not here on A Working Pantry blog.

The group/class will be kept to no more than 100 members. 

Registration for the class is now open and it is first come, first served.  When 100 members have been reached, registration will be closed.

There is no cost for the class.

Email me at pantrytalk @ yahoo.com if you would like to join the class/group.   (Take the spaces out when emailing.)

Feel free to share with others about the class.

See you in class!

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

Be sure to check out this week's featured post ...  This is Why, part 4!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Bucket List Update ... 12/18/2017

I continue to enjoy ticking off the things on my Fall Bucket List!  

You can read the updated list HERE!

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

Be sure to check out this week's featured post ...  This is Why, part 4!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My 100 Day Sewing Challenge #15

This last week just flew by and once again I only got to stitch one day ... and that was not sewing on my sewing machine stitching, but crocheting.  I spent a lot of time riding this week so my stitching had to be portable. Here's what I 'stitched up' ...


I loved stitching up this hair tie in my favorite color pink ...



I also did one in black.  Here's the tutorial I used and the pony tail holders I used.  I want to do more in other colors as well!

I've completed 31 days of my 100 day sewing challenge.

What have you sewn or stitched up this week?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

Be sure to check out this week's featured post ... This is Why, part 4!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Ways of My Household 10/16/2017

Monday through Friday of this week was hot and humid, summer temps returned with a vengeance.  Then Saturday and Sunday brought in some much cooler temperatures and relief from the humidity.  It was such a pleasant weekend.  I even stole a few minutes on my front porch swing on Sunday afternoon!  Now, if these cooler temperatures will just hang around!

Here’s what I accomplished this week …

I saved $126.87 on 3 items of clothing (a pair of pants, a blouse and a skirt).  The original price was $152.19 for all three, but I paid $25.31 instead.  When it comes to clothing if I don’t make it I buy it off the clearance racks of nicer department stores … which is where I scored this deal.  Quality clothing … name brand clothing … on a small clothing budget.  It can be done!

We found these 33 lb boxes of mis-cut leg quarters for $12.99.  That makes them $.39/lb which is an unheard of price in our area.  We purchased one and I canned it.  I added 18 pints of chicken meat and 10 quarts of chicken broth to my pantry!

We also found boston butt’s on sale for $.99/lb.  We put them in the oven and slow cooked them overnight.  The next day we divided the meat up into meal size portions and added 4 large packages to the freezer part of my pantry plus we left enough out to have for a couple of meals.  I also took the broth and meat drippings that cooked out of the meat, strained it into a large container and set it in the refrigerator overnight.  I canned it when I canned the chicken broth.  I added 3 quarts of meat broth to my pantry from the drippings.

The same store had bananas on sale for $.39/lb.  We purchased 4 bunches and I plan to dehydrate them.  I’m really trying to build up fruits in my pantry as the prices are expected to go up due to hurricane damage in key agricultural areas.

We purchased 20 lbs of ground beef to add to our pantry.  Buy buying it in bulk we were able to get a better price. Here’s how we freeze our ground beef to save space in the freezer.   

This has been a big stocking up week for us and it has felt good to be able to fill in some of the areas that were getting low.

I gratefully received a really nice skirt this week from a friend.  It had been given to the lady who gave it to me and she couldn’t wear it so she gave it to me.   It fits perfectly!

I also gratefully received a hodge podge of sewing items from a neighbor that she had gotten from cleaning out a storage locker she and her husband had purchased.  Some of the items were housed in a cheese box.  I was excited to see that, this makes 3 cheese boxes that I have now and none of them cost me a cent!  Now, all I need to do is find some time to get them stained or painted and stenciled.

What did you do to live frugally, build up your pantry or save money this week?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

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