How we frugally shop for groceries with 0 food waste (and without eating beans!)

How we frugally shop for groceries with 0 food waste (and without eating beans!)

Eating frugally for those of us who hate beans I’m fortunate that we are a 2 person household with no picky eaters (except for my aversion to beans and rice). We can adjust what we cook and what we eat based on what’s on sale when/where we do our twice a month grocery run. We …

How to start a cricket farm for under $3 and feed your chickens frugally

Title Image - How to start a cricket farm for under $3. Feed your chickens frugally. Never waste money again on crickets from a pet shop.

Never waste money again on crickets from a pet shop! I mentioned in the frugal chicken feed post that we also raise crickets to supplement our chooks regular feed. While crickets are not the easiest feeder insect to raise–they jump and escape all over the place–they do provide a good change of pace from mealworms. …

How to start a mealworm farm for chicken food for under $20

Materials¬†and supplies A plastic container with smooth (unscuffed) sides so the mealworms can’t climb out. A lid is optional. A screen or large piece of mesh cloth to allow airflow and keep out pests is better. The large, 1 lb. salad containers from Costco are the perfect size for up to 2000 mealworms. Try not …

8 easy low-cost ways to stay warm this winter (and cut your heating bills by 15%)

Here are 8 easy low-cost & eco-friendly ways you can cut down on your heating costs while staying warm at the same time. Did you know that you can save 15% on your heating bill by turning your thermostat down to below 68 degrees Fahrenheit? 1. Block drafts from coming in through doors *Doors are …