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  • ua_guy
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    Today, I put up Christmas lights (which I've had since 2006!). Doing Christmas early because, why not? Some people would rather pay someone to hang their lights, but this wasn't an awful way to spend the early part of the afternoon. Good weather, good exercise, and it's beginning to feel a bit like... Thanksgiving. We're not through Thanksgiving yet! But soon...

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  • scfr
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    Yesterday was another decluttering day at Mom's, but I managed to work in some fun & frugal time too. The weather was great so my brother and I took a long walk to check out the neighborhood Halloween decorations. I helped Mom get blinged out a bit for handing out candy in the evening and fixed her hair, then took photos that she can share with her friends. Also brought frozen mini homemade waffles for them that I know they'll be enjoying between now & my next visit. Finally, I snagged 2 pieces of candy from their bowl that I enjoyed on my way home.

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  • kyliemack
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    Wow, I really like the idea, and the fence looks amazing. I’m sure that the deer won’t get out and that the fence will stay durable for a long time. Lately, I’ve noticed that my gates were operating really awkwardly. They made weird sounds and did not close till the end. At first, I didn’t care much, but after a couple of weeks, I understood that they needed a repair. I decided to go online and find a solution for them. After some time, I was able to find Austin Gate Repair, and it was the best discovery ever. They were able to fix my gates in no time, and now they are finally working properly. I would love to recommend them to everyone.
    Last edited by kyliemack; 10-19-2021, 03:41 PM.

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  • Fishindude77
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    Originally posted by james.hendrickson View Post

    Are you going to tan the hide yourself? My brother pays a tanner, and the guy isn't cheap.
    I have tanned one hide in the past, hair on for a wall hanging, not good for much else unless you get them turned into buckskin.

    Typically harvest 4-5 deer per year and don't mess with the hides, typically just discard them with the bones.
    Used to be a guy that would pay $5 apiece for them, but no longer around. I'd certainly give somebody a hide.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Originally posted by Fishindude77 View Post
    Archery killed a big fat doe whitetail behind the house yesterday which will yield about 40 lbs of excellent processed meat.
    No cost for a tag since it's on my property, but she did roll on and break a $10 arrow.
    Are you going to tan the hide yourself? My brother pays a tanner, and the guy isn't cheap.

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  • Fishindude77
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    Archery killed a big fat doe whitetail behind the house yesterday which will yield about 40 lbs of excellent processed meat.
    No cost for a tag since it's on my property, but she did roll on and break a $10 arrow.

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  • Joan.of.the.Arch
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    Click image for larger version  Name:	red-zinger.jpg Views:	0 Size:	263.7 KB ID:	727727 I dehydrated my second bucket of these. Roselle, Hibiscus sabdariffa. It is the calyx of the flower now encasing the seed pods. Red zinger tea is the commercially available version of Roselle tea. I hope to make some jam with them, too. I hear it makes a fine jam.

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  • scfr
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    My library just got Hoopla so I streamed a movie and downloaded some Halloween music.

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  • scfr
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    We visited a museum today using passes I printed out for free from our library's web site last week. It was a 1-hour drive each way along a very scenic route, which is part of why we chose that museum. After visiting the museum and before our return, we took a nice walk with the dog who could join us for a ride-a-long thanks to the cool weather. Our cost was the approx 100 miles we drove plus a $2 toll. We left right after breakfast, returned home by lunchtime, and brought water with us. Fun and frugal (and educational)!

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  • LivingAlmostLarge
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    booked a weekend ski trip with points for the hotel. Used consignment money to buy the kiddo a toy. Used the target gift cards I bought last year $500 DH and me at target to buy more school supplies so win! So free shopping day!

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  • Fishindude77
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    18 Mile bike ride around the countryside.

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  • scfr
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    Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post
    Is it fun that I consigned a ton of stuff and donated about 4 bags of clothes and goods and recycled a broken monitor? I seriously felt so much better getting rid of 35 items consigned and hope to make money
    Why not?!? One person's chore is another person's fun activity! Way to go LAL.

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  • LivingAlmostLarge
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    Is it fun that I consigned a ton of stuff and donated about 4 bags of clothes and goods and recycled a broken monitor? I seriously felt so much better getting rid of 35 items consigned and hope to make money

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  • Joan.of.the.Arch
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    Picked up chestnuts in a city park. Strolled around one of the ponds. Saw a great egret. Smiled about the ducks who come waddling if you stretch an arm in front of you because that signals someone is throwing bread crumbs. Saw a kid catch a fish. Saw an older couple who is there every day leave without fish. Saw someone attach a long antenna (?) to a chainlink fence on the park's edge. Mobile ham?

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  • scfr
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    There's a nice 200+acre park that's only a 5 minute drive away. The weather's perfect today so DH & I took the dog there for a nice long walk. (Cost: a bit of gas)
    This evening I'm going to watch episode 1 of "Ordinary Joe" on the DVR. (Cost: a bit of electricity)
    I also went grocery shopping today, which isn't necessarily fun, but I enjoyed listening to a bit of my current audiobook (library loan) on my way there and back. (Cost: a bit of wear on the battery of my smartphone)

    All 3 fit the "fun & frugal" description, I think.

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