Our Frugal Lifestyle

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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jerusalem Artichoke

I harvested my 1st lot ever of jerusalem artichoke yesterday. They came from 1 plant which I bought in a hardware-gardening shop (Bunnings) about 4 months ago for about $6 if I remember correctly. I dug in deep in the soil with my hands and found 2 large and 4 small tubers in my garden plot in the botanical gardens.

1st harvest.
It's just after 10pm and I thought to myself I don't want to purchase any more plants if I can help it so I googled information on how to grow more from the tubers I have. I gathered enough information and found out tubers don't last long out of the ground. So within 5 minutes I was in the small garden plot (2 meters by 1 meter) that I created 2 weeks ago in our block of flats backyard, planting 4 pieces of tuber under the large black sky. And now 15 minutes latter I'm writing about it to you.

What a great source of information the internet can be when we use it to our positive and resourceful advantage. Have you found any great info on the net lately that was useful to your simple frugal eco living?

(By the way I decluttered a short but large (doorsize) table that was Dolly's craft/play table when she was a toddler. I gave it away on Freecycle so I'm ahead of my game.)

1 comment:

  1. We are constantly googling things in our house. Daughter No 3 is doing a lesson on the first men on the moon and googled all the information she requied. I am constantly googling medication I come across through work and we just seem to google about anything we don't have an answer for like a bird we might sight to how long a lady birds life lasts ( yes, I did google that last week! we have so may ladybirds this year)


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