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  1. Thread: Dave Ramsey

    by SallyA
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    We've listened to Dave Ramsey for a couple or...

    We've listened to Dave Ramsey for a couple or three years and he's so knowledgeable about debt and getting out of debt. We're trying to follow what he teaches, but sometimes it's hard to.
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    When we have a garden, we pack it in when we get...

    When we have a garden, we pack it in when we get the first hard frost. By then, we've usually harvested and canned all we need for the winter, given some to family and neighbors, and sold some at...
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    I like to get to know my neighbors so we can help...

    I like to get to know my neighbors so we can help each other when we really need help, with the emphasis on "really need." Otherwise, I'm somewhat of a recluse and like to be left alone.
  4. Thread: Need to vent

    by SallyA
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    The nerve of that guy! Why'd he take the puppy...

    The nerve of that guy! Why'd he take the puppy in the first place? It just doesn't make any sense. I'm so glad you were able to save the puppy. At least the guy's evil deed didn't result in the...
  5. Thread: Thrift stores

    by SallyA
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    I love going to thrift stores, flea markets, yard...

    I love going to thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales and anywhere I can find bargains. I've saved a lot of money shopping at those places and it's helped our finances. Of course, I just like...
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    I get the newspaper on the day the grocery store...

    I get the newspaper on the day the grocery store ads are in it to get a general idea of what the stores have on sale and the coupons they have. I buy a lot of off-brand items, so I don't save a...
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    I've never thought about that, outdoors Joe, but...

    I've never thought about that, outdoors Joe, but you're right. I can't think of anything really bad that the kids did at school until after paddling was stopped. Now, kids think they can do...
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    I like to use organic seeds, so I buy them from...

    I like to use organic seeds, so I buy them from Baker's Creek and others that have signed the Safe Seeds Pledge, which means their seeds do not contain GMOs. They're more expensive, but to me they...
  9. Thread: Auction Sales

    by SallyA
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    Auction Sales

    I've never been to an auction, but I'd like to go. I like it that you can look in the newspaper to find out what they're selling, and I know you can buy things super cheap sometimes. Does anyone go...
  10. Thread: Flea Markets

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    I have found so many bargains at yard sales and...

    I have found so many bargains at yard sales and flea markets! I've spent hours at flea markets before because I look through everything. I'm so concerned that I might miss a bargain.
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    Tractor On Slope

    How safe is it to use a small tractor on a slope? The slope is abuot 30 to 45 degrees, I'd guess. To be honest, using a tractor on a slope scares me, but I know it's done. We had someone brush hog...
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    What Can You Do With A Slope

    We have a fairly large area that has what I'd say is a 30 to 45 degree slope. I'm wondering what we can do with it. We've thought about planting flowers or vegetables on it, but I'd like to have...
  13. Thread: Christmas trees

    by SallyA
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    To start a Christmas tree patch, you are going to...

    To start a Christmas tree patch, you are going to need to have cleared land that is fairly free of stumps. You'll want to plant the seedlings (transplants) in rows, which you will want to take a...
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    If you don't want a dog that barks a lot, don't...

    If you don't want a dog that barks a lot, don't get a Terrier. Mine are high-strung and bark way too much. If you want a house dog, I recommend a Schnauzer. I had one. He was very loyal, sweet,...
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    Winter Greenhouse

    I'm thinking about getting a greenhouse to grow some vegetables in during the winter and to start my garden seeds in. I don't know how feasible it is to grow vegetables in the winter, even in a...
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    That sounds like it would make the meat taste...

    That sounds like it would make the meat taste really great. Sometimes, it's the simple things we do that makes something taste sensational. I'm going to have to try it.
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    I use mine for work. I work for a company that...

    I use mine for work. I work for a company that has a website and also as a writer. I used to sell on ebay, but now it seems like I'm always working one or the other job.
  18. Thread: Pie crusts

    by SallyA
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    I love pie crust, but the edges of mine are...

    I love pie crust, but the edges of mine are usually the only part that is the least bit flaky. If you don't want to use lard, is there anything else you can use and still have flaky crusts?
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    I bought some meat at a discount store recently,...

    I bought some meat at a discount store recently, and I'll never do it again. Besides having more fat, it turned brown that night. I'll gladly pay more for good quality meat, and would love to find...
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    The teacher should not turn off to your child...

    The teacher should not turn off to your child because he or she has special needs. They should be trained to deal with those needs. If your child's teacher has turned off, you could try talking to...
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    Honestly, I don't know anyone who does really...

    Honestly, I don't know anyone who does really well with rodents and reptiles, especially mice, rats, and snakes. I can certainly understand your concern. You did say you're ready for the quiet,...
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    Selling Your Crafts

    Does anyone make craft items and sell them? I've thought about doing that, but I wonder if I'd be able to make enough profit. I could use some advice and tips.
  23. Thread: Farmer's Market

    by SallyA
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    Around here tomatoes have been over $2.00 a pound...

    Around here tomatoes have been over $2.00 a pound at the stores most of the summer. In fact, it seems like all produce has been higher than usual. I haven't been to our Farmer's Market, but I...
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    How Is Your Garden Doing?

    The summer heat was really hard on gardens in my area. We planted some tomato and pepper plants late, after the heat had started, and the plants dried up. I'm sure part of it was because the roots...
  25. My dad had a sawmill when I was a kid. Two...

    My dad had a sawmill when I was a kid. Two differences in sawmill lumber and home supply store lumber is size and smoothness. Sawmill lumber is rough-sawn and has not been planed (unless, of...
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