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Re: 'Diggin In'


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Posted by it's not that tough......the pink panther on February 09, 2003 at 15:49:20 from (208.142.2.2):

In Reply to: 'Diggin In' posted by Jimbob on February 09, 2003 at 14:18:50:

jimbob,we come up with the idea to be debt free and be self-sufficient about two years ago. we have always raised a garden and our own meat,but it takes a lot more to go all the way.we increased our garden size to almost one acre.we canned four to five hundred quarts of produce during the summer.green beans,tomatoes,tomatoe juice,kraut,apple sauce,and pickles.we froze corn,broccoli, and califlower.
we started raising more bottle calves and more hogs, spacing them out so we would have meat year around.raising our own hay and feed for the livestock also helps.we sell the surplus produce and livestock to help pay for the extra feed and the processing of the livestock.
recently i quit dipping snuff and the wife quit smoking.that saves us $7.50 a day.
we very seldom go out to eat.instead of renting a movie try finding a book you would find interesting. it will cost you $6.99 and will keep you entertained for three days instead of three hours for the same amount of money.
we both drive older trucks,so we have no car payments.
these are just a few things we have done to "tighten up". we really don't suffer. we have just set new priorites. we are 38 and 43 years old.at 40 and 45 we will have a small and modest home built and paid for.
not everyone would be happy with our lifestyle.we enjoy it. i could go on and on with my ideas on how to live..........but i won't. i hope i didn't come off sounding like a know it all parent.hahaha.hope my ideas are of some help. if you need anything else feel free to holler or e-mail.PP


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