Friday, July 16, 2010
No Spending Update
I don't know if we'll make it under our goal of $200- this has been an expensive month! I'll be very glad when it's over, not only has it been expensive it's also been busy!
Another $55 was spent on gas and household needs-toilet paper and trash bags. We have cut back on our trash since we've started using our cloth diapers again- I would love to cut our trash bill out. I'm experimenting to see exactly how much trash we produce. I need to get better at using our compost bin. We do pretty well at recycling and there's a place here in town that is free to bring your recycles to.
Our chickens are adding an expense as well. We have to drive over every day to feed and water them. The chickens are going through food much quicker than I thought so I will need to buy one more bag which is $12. We'll also have to be at our county fair everyday for a week to care for them. Luckily the kids get in free but my ticket will be $5 a day! Plus we will need to pay to have six of our birds processed!
On the positive side I did work out a new bartering arrangement. I'll be making bread, pizza dough, tortillas, and some other baked goods in exchange for 100% grass fed beef.
How is your spending freeze going?