Monday, 15 September 2014

More Simple Savings in September

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Into week three of our 'Simple Savings in September' Challenge and the courgettes are still growing - fabulous plants that just keep on giving more and more - I cook them in everything at this time of year, even omelettes and chocolate cake.

Having already begun setting up the project and welcoming various visitors, my thoughts are continually wandering over there, plotting and planning the overall lay-out and design of what will become a horticultural farm or smallholding with its own nature reserve. It has to be self-sustainable, in keeping with the frugal living ethos and with open access to allow our members the opportunity to become a part of it. The first plantings have been done but with all these … read more here

More Simple Savings in September

Friday, 12 September 2014

Simple Savings in September – Garden Foraging

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Foraging is frugal fun whether done in your own back garden or along the roadsides and through the local woodlands. Today’s post is about garden foraging at Thrift Cottage and picking the last of the home grown produce as part of our Simple Savings in September challenge.

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You don’t need a garden to grow or harvest your own food. Check out the photo blog and… read more here

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Frugaldom Project

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The latest Frugaldom Project officially came into being on 8th July, 2014. This can be thought of as a 'members go free' virtual eco tour where you can experience Frugaldom for yourself, watch it develop from it's absolute beginnings and contribute or take part whenever you like.

Frugaldom is also in the process of becoming a self-sustainable land project in southwest Scotland, where we are creating a foraging woodland, willow plantation, allotment style food and herb growing project, marshland gardens, wildlife habitats & outdoor eco art exhibition with open access - it is frugal freedom for all to enjoy!

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Read all about the new Frugaldom Project HERE and then decide how best you can make the most of being a part of this fabulous opportunity to enjoy frugal freedom for yourself, as part of our virtual community.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Zero Waste Week at Frugaldom

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Sunset at frugaldom wild camp
Waste not, want not… let’s all do our bit to reduce what ends up in the landfill and make the most of every penny we spend.

This week, we have been wild camping, repurposing an old log burner, picking home grown produce, knitting string dish cloths and taking cuttings from the herbs in the garden.

Read the first instalment of our Zero Waste Week here

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Frugaldom Project Developments

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In search of the lonesome pine

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A river runs through it

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If you could, wood you…?

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We have some major Frugaldom Project Development news to share… read more here