Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thrifty Tuesday

We have been a bit stingy, I mean thrifty with our watering over the past few weeks. We have to be as water is very expensive after a homeowner reaches a certain level. It has been warm and dry and I have been using the rain barrel to water, Harvey has been hauling water from the barrel to the garden to give the veggies a drink. Well, the last couple of days has seen us get loads of lovely wet weather. I have only had to water the baskets hidden under the eaves, and best yet the rain barrel is full once again.

Harvey felt bad for me lugging watering can after watering can to each of my plants, so he decided to do something about it.

He found a small pump at a second hand shop, and rigged it up so I can attach a hose and water my plants with very little work. I will still have to haul water to the plants in front, but somehow carrying one or two watering cans seems much easier to me.

I also went to a garage sale down the street and picked up a small greenhouse for only $3.00. We have been looking for one for ages and to suddenly find one was amazing.

One of the teachers at the school I subbed in the most over the past few years asked if I would help make a small quilt out of fabric the children brought. Well on day was spent cutting the fabric into squares and today we began sewing. There is an abundance of the colours green and blue, so I looked through my scrap quilting squares when I got home. I have grabbed a few of various colours, just to add some variety and will sew them up here at home to take with me the next time I go. Saving the school buying more and cleaning out a bit of my stash which has grown over the past couple of years. I probably should add some strips to the mix as well. I don't think it will be finished by the end of the year, but we will give it a good old fashioned try.

I go shopping tomorrow and have my list and coupons ready. Here is hoping that the trip goes as planned and very little is spent. Got to come in under budget again since I was so far over budget last month.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

1 comment:

bj said...

...glad you got rain...
and glad you found a green house...$3..?? I can't imagine what kind..
Have a good rest of the week.