Thursday, June 2, 2016

Small Amounts Add Up!

In this post, I shared with you my daily harvesting routine.  Harvesting daily means I, most of the time, gather small amounts.  Take a look at some of my 'small amounts' from this week and read about what I did with them ...



This broccoli was given to us and it was more than we could eat it so, I washed and cleaned it all up, blanched it for 3 minutes, let it cool and then vacuum sealed it into packages.  


These cucumbers were harvested from one of our container gardening pots.  I prepared some more refrigerator cucumbers and shared the rest with a friend.


While we were on our way to doctor appointments one day this week, we stopped in at CVS and picked up both of these packages of toothpaste for less than $1 total.  I used coupons and ECB's we already had and then earned the same amount of ECB's we had spent.

We're harvesting raspberries almost daily, a quart one day, two quarts the next, etc.  I'm turning them into raspberry syrup.  A 24 hour period is about what it takes to drain the syrup out of the berries after they have been crushed so this works out really well.

By harvesting daily, I can gather and preserve each days bounty without having to work well into the evening hours to get it completed.  I like that!

Taking advantage of 'small amounts' this week, I've added 2 packages of broccoli to my pantry, enjoyed fresh cucumbers, shared cucumbers with a friend, added 2 boxes of toothpaste to my pantry and am adding multiple raspberry cubes to my pantry as well.

Yes, small amounts do add up!


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

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12 comments:

  1. Well done, Patsy!!! I am a firm believer in the little bits method of getting ahead both in food storage and in savings/debt reduction! Every time we have some extra money come in, I put 1/2 into our savings and 1/2 to reduce our mortgage! Sometimes it's only $20 or $30 , but it adds up quickly!!

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    1. gardenpat, people just don't realize how much paying just a little bit extra adds up when it comes to paying off mortgages. It works on vehicle loans too!

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  2. They sure do, my hubby say's to me why not just throw it out! How dare he! I figure as you do that every little bit adds up.

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    1. Tealady, every little bit does indeed add up!

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  3. I put raspberries in a jar, cover with half apple juice and half water and freeze. Later I can just thaw, drain and they taste like fresh. I feel there is a lot of health benefit in the seeds and fiber.

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    1. Gloria, that's a good ideas! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and knowledge!

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  4. I had never thought about smalls bits adding up before. With such a large family I only normally think in 'bulk' - but you are so right!

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    1. Mr. Home Maker, it's like money, every little bit helps!

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  5. My Grandmother used to say "Yard by yard, life is hard. Inch by inch, it's a cinch."

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  6. Great post. I'm still waiting on my cucumber blooms to make cucumbers! The plants are pretty though. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love this concept of small amounts adding up! I may have to try this as I tend to wait for the mother load and that can be overwhelming! Glad to see you linked this up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays Patsy! :)

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