2. Sold 3 dozen eggs*.
3. Made $69.11 at the farmers market! Saturday was my first week of the season, and it went pretty well. I netted 13% MORE than my highest net earnings of any week last year. My average net earnings on any given week in 2015 was $30.56, so you can see how much I've progress I've made since then.
4. Used some Kroger coupons to get a free bag of bagels and free package of oreos. Yum!
6. Went to a community "free" garage sale hosted by a local church. Every spring they put a trailer in the church parking lot, and people can donate their extra household items. Then they arrange all of the stuff inside the church like a garage sale... but without any prices! Everyone gets a trash bag to fill up. This year I found some shirts, fabric, a book to sell on Amazon, some tiny tea candles, a beautiful gravy boat, and a greeting card box of random sewing notions. At least, I THOUGHT they were random sewing notions.
I also found a working waffle iron at the sale. We rarely have hot breakfasts because it's too much bother for me in the morning... not just mixing up the batter, but mostly all of the cleanup afterward and Hubs ends up eating alone because I'm still busy cooking the food. The iron is easy to clean, plus I like waffles better than pancakes anyway.
7. And of course, I saved the trash bag from the sale to reuse for trash.
Right now we are in the peak of "the busy season". Hubs is super busy at his work, and I'm occupied with farmers market stuff and trying to get as much gardening done as possible. Ironically, we spend far less money during busy seasons because we don't have time to go sightseeing or shopping or eating out. Finally on Sunday we did go to the grocery store, but in the weeks before that we didn't even go grocery shopping (don't worry- we didn't starve. Eggs and milk are produced here at home, grains have been purchased in bulk and meat and vegetables come from the freezer and pantry).
I know that many people spend MORE during busy seasons because of convenience food, buying services to save time, etc. However, it's also easy to eliminate that thing entirely when time is short. Though I try hard to keep laundry and dishes from piling up, it doesn't hurt anyone if the toilet doesn't get swished X times per week.
Likewise, some of our meals look a little different because I'm focused on using up what we have in the fridge/freezer instead of going by a menu plan. Though menu plans are wonderful, it's actually cheaper to just throw together meals from whatever is cheap/free instead of buying ingredients for a specific meal.
Goals for This Week:
1. Make granola, pastries and cookies for farmers market.
2. Finish transplanting flowers and herbs.
3. Start soaking sweet corn seeds.
4. Mulch AS MUCH as possible!
5. Plant squash seeds and flower seeds.
6. Pick flowers for the kitchen table.
7. Write 2 more blog articles.
Hope you are having a wonderful "busy season"!
*I also sold 5 dozen eggs at the farmers market. Eggs for my regular customers are $2.00, and farmers market eggs are $3.00. So instead of making $16.00 selling 8 dozen eggs, I made $21.00.