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Duchess of Frugonia
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

noguilty, it's nice to meet you.  I'll bet, if you find this like coming home then eventually you'll find yourself drawn into the chatting, but, until then, lurk away but do post occasionally, or we'll worry about you
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, i have been here a while and never posted, but been getting some great tips from this site. My aim is to be as frugal as possible and self sufficient where i can, i am un employed at the moment apart from a little part time job,after being a carer for my husband for 10 years, sadly he passed away in 2010 so things are tight, i have two daft collies an even dafter spaniel  and 5 quail , and hopefully will be getting some hens this year, i love foraging, cooking, baking and knitting/crochet, and hope to start  upmy own  little knitwear buisness  soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Frugaldom, chris, I hope we can be of some help to you and your quest for more frugal living. Sounds like you have all the basic essentials already, including the quail.  (I have quail, too.) Feel free to post anytime, join in the daily chit chat if you feel like it and don't worry if we disappear at peak tijmes, such as during the foraging times and mostly through the summer months, when we're all outside preparing for the winter months.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone, have joined in a couple of threads but better introduce myself properly.
I live by the seaside in Yorkshire - having moved here about 9  years ago from NW England.
Currently at home I have DS2 (13YO) DD2 + DGS, DD3 is away at uni. DD2 + DGS hopefully moving on soon as DGD is due to arrive in July and DS1 + GF are moving home in June. I have a mad dog, a broken cat and 2 chicks. Would love to have more chickens, plus ducks, bees, maybe a goat....
I have a tiny terraced house back yard but access to a large landshare garden (photos on permaculture thread). Although it's large enough for livestock it's a steep hillside and a bugger to negotiate especially in the snow so caring for livestock there isn't really feasible apart from bees which I'm planning to introduce eventually.
I work 18.5 hours supporting young people Leaving Care which pays the bills (just!) but am trying to motivate myself to start some sort of cottage industry as well as become self sufficient(ish) in Fruit/veg. I rarely buy anything new, try to get it free first, failing that it's off to the charity/secondhand shops.
I bake, knit, crochet, forage (for firewood as well as food, lol), freegle, scavenge and swap.
I've recenlty completed the Permaculture Design Course and am trying to apply those ethics/principles to all my endeavours.
I do go on don't I? Shut me up....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Jayne, I recognise you from MSE.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mama nice to 'see' you here
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all! I've wandered over here from MSE & CL & "recognise" some of you from there. Haven't read a lot yet but wouldn't be surprised to discover up a few friends from earlier in the "online frugal" movement.
I'm Angie & I live in a small town near the beautiful Jurassic coast. I share my biggish but tumbledown home & small but productive garden with Him Indoors, 5 Offspring aged from 24 down to 16, two of whom are now at uni and another two home-educated, The Lodger (one of DS1's best friends from schooldays) 3 cats, 5 cage birds, one rabbit (great-grand-daughter of the original rabbit) and 9 chickens, 5 big girls and 4 Pekin/Pekin crosses. I love making things & rescuing things and have built a small business from this; I also write a bit (usually about crafts) & sometimes even get paid for it. When I have time I love to grow stuff, walk in the glorious Dorset & New Forest countryside, forage & preserve too.

We have no debt to speak of other than a very tiny amount deliberately left on the mortgage (due to be paid off altogether next year) & an overdraft which I need to reduce without dipping into savings, but it's important to me to live as frugally and as lightly as I can manage, to free up resources for better use than propping up the military/industrial complex. Plus, I'm a born cheapskate...

I sporadically maintain a blog at http://recycledlifestyle.wordpress.com/ and always aim to write more!
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi thriftwizard, welcome to Frugaldom forums. Sounds like a busy household you run, so feel free to just pop in here anytime you have a brief moment and let us know how you're doing.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Blaine and new to this forum,nice to meet everyone here and talk about this forum together.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afternoon everyone - I'm Kitchenbunny (also at MSE) and found my way across to this place.  Short intro, there's just me and my Hub, and I'm interested in saving money and getting back to basics - living as frugally as possible while not skimping on the finer things in life such as good cooking.  As my username suggests, I love being in the kitchen and am starting to develop a passion for nutrition.  

I also like motorbikes, camping and good times.

KB
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kitchenbunny, welcome to Frugaldom. Hopefully we'll see you in the daily threads for some frugal chat, where you can share the wisdom of your experience. What are your longterm goals you hope to achieve from all your frugalness?
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Blaine, Kitchenbunny and Thriftwizard [I know you don't I A from CL. ]
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone.  I found this forum thanks to Aril on CL *waves*

I find myself in a place where I really need to focus on making and saving as much money as I can in the next 4 years.  I'm lucky that I have no debt but I have no savings and very little income to fall back on in an emergency.

I'm looking forward to learning loads from you guys  
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Frugaldom, Allybea. Like you, I got out of debt but had (still have) very little residual income, so I went full on frugal for several years and it's now become my lifestyle. If I'm honest, I really don't think I could function with a 9-5 highly paid, high pressure job. Being frugal has become my career and I love it. Hope you can achieve your longterm goals with some extra frugalisation and have fun at the same time.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Allybea & Aril (waves) and everyone else too! Any fellow-Ravellers over here?

Frugaldom, what you say about 9-5 jobs really resonates with me. For some time now I've felt that the whole 9-5, shop-til-you-drop world is kind of like The Matrix and I've been lucky enough to escape it somehow, at least partially. Interesting that you see it as a career; I do too, or at the very least a valid lifestyle choice, despite the doubts & sarcastic comments from my academic & high-acheiving family. I've spent the last year attempting to run a shop in our little town but although it hasn't been unsuccessful in financial terms, it's taken far too much out of me personally, & taken away too much time from the things that really matter in life like my family, my household budget, my kitchen & my garden! So I'm relinquishing the lease to someone else wanting to do much the same thing &  retreating into the relative sanity of foraging, preserving & saving money instead of spending it. Other people can keep the glittering prizes; I'd rather see sunshine dancing on a dew-laden cobweb, or glinting on the ripples in the river.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to all the newbies.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said, thriftwizard! There are actually a couple of us on here who used to run shops, too. I love selling things but will no longer pander to the 9-5. What I now sell is in my own time and only when I feel there's a need for extra income. The way I'm setting up my own garden is in a way that I'll can go foraging in that - buit I have scouted the locality and noted the gooseberries, brambles, sloes and elderberries.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Allybea- glad you made it over here
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Aril!

Completely agree re the whole 9 to 5 scenario.  I nearly found myself drawn back into my career after a 4 year break (pressure from ex and mother!!) but realised I would need to pay someone to walk my dogs daily, help with housework and maintain my very large garden.  I have no 'work wardrobe' any more and would need to buy clothes, shoes.  There would travel expenses, lunch etc etc


I love the idea that being frugal and creative about making money is my career now  
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

allybea wrote:
I love the idea that being frugal and creative about making money is my career now  


Just how I see it, couldn't agree more.

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