I hope to start a series about thrifty housekeeping.
And just to be clear, I don't blog about being frugal nor do we live a frugal life. Our motives are not financial. Other than having greater financial freedoms, our motives are more family, lifestyle and health based.
So anything I will write about will take into consideration cost, but not before considering the balance of nutrition and family life.
I read many frugal food blogs, while many of these are wonderful and thoughtful, I find that many choose food cost over any nutritional consideration.
How can food be considered separate from the nutrition it provides?
I feel that this is false economy. What you save now, you will pay later with you or your families health.
I will start a series covering how we here run our cottage and smallholding. Covering points from:
Heating our cottage
How I stock the larder
Up cycling furniture
Feeding our animals
Managing on one income
While our little home runs on very little, it is not perfect. My list of DIY jobs for hubby to do is endless! But he is working his way through it.
We have at times the dreaded 'laundry mountain' that can hung around for weeks growing until I finally tackle it.
Every surface inside of the cottage is full of sticky little handprint that reappear quicker than I can clean them. And the boys haven't yet learnt how to aim for inside the toilet bowl.
I guess homes are never perfect, as they are in constant motion. All we can do is make good memories!