I/we saved/earned $523.79 this week in The Vicky Challenge! Here’s how it breaks down:
Made 100 turmeric capsules: ($.15/capsule after cost of supplies) Saved $15.00
Made 90 vitamin c capsules: ($.15/capsule after cost of supplies) Saved $13.50
Made 3 quarts kefir milk: Saved $2.04 per quart … total savings: $6.12
Planted the following plants that I grew from seeds (I am averaging each plant at $1 per plant): 16 cockscone plants; 8 soapwort plants; 31 tomato plants; 16 rabbit tobacco plants: Saved: $71
Chickens laid 3 dozen eggs this week: Saved $6
Completely emptied out one compost bin and added it to various raised beds and pots ($4.99 per cubic foot x 10) : Saved $49.99 (You can see some of it in the wheel barrow in the picture.)
Saved $110.18 by taking advantage of sales, coupons and clearance items.
Used neither heat nor air conditioner 1 day this past week: Saved $13
Yard work/gardening/landscaping (does not include mowing) (10 hours x $10 per hour for labor): Saved $100
Harvested and dried the following herbs: lavender ($2.06/ounce): $2.06 and sage ($.97/ounce x 2): $1.94 … Saved $4
My husband replaced the switch on our well water pump: Saved on labor … $100
Thus far this year my Vicky Challenge savings/earnings have been $5,969.49, add this week’s amount ($523.79) and I/we have saved $6,493.28. I'm really enjoying seeing how much I/we save/earn by being frugal and working with our hands!
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
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