Frugalmom's blog

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chickens

Not too long after I posted these fox photos, the chicken coop door was accidentally left open (ok, it was my fault!) and at 4:30 one morning I was awakened by chickens screaming and all three of the birds I had left were killed. A couple weeks after that, we discovered that there were three kits with their mama on the adjoining property to ours, so we felt a little less bad that we had fed the hungry foxes some chicken dinner.

I had already planned to buy new chicks this spring and having no older chickens to integrate chicks with actually made the job easier.  read more »

an old wive's tale that actually works!

About a month ago I got sick. I think it was the flu, because it started with fever and chills and had a cough that lasted for 2 weeks. Then I coughed sporadically for another 2 weeks. Then I caught a cold so I am currently coughing again. (Let's not mention the stomach bug that came in the middle there as well--I am ready to be healthy again!) I had heard that rubbing Vicks Vapor rub on your feet at and putting on a pair of socks makes coughs go away at night. This is the sort of advice that I hear when I am healthy and forget when I am sick. I actually remembered it this time, and I am happy to report that it works!  read more »

Cinco de Mayo menu

Being a born and bred Texan, I love Mexican food. I think I love Mexican food more than any other type of ethnic food. I am literally salivating in anticipation of tomorrow's menu. About a year ago I read and researched and tested and figured out a recipe for authentic and delicious carnitas. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about carnitas. I have found that 4 lbs of meat will feed my hungry family twice, plus pork butt is a fairly inexpensive cut of meat (I pay anywhere from $1-1.39/lb) so it also makes for a fairly inexpensive dinner. What makes carnitas so delicious is you braise them until all the fat renders out of the meat, and then you let the meat fry in its own fat.  read more »

Spring Tops!

I committed myself to Spring Top Week back in March and I made a valiant effort. I only completed two tops but I have fabric for more and even have a new pattern traced that I can't wait to sew up!

This green one, I am not so happy about. I had to modify it a ton after the fact to make it modest enough around the neckline, and the fabric is just wonky. But I really like the color. Next time, remind me that I hate sewing thin jersey.  read more »

the sweetpod!

I have been intending to sew a soft structured carrier similar to the Ergo Baby Carrier for nearly a year. My friend Jess wrote up a great tutorial but I just never made it a priority. I bought fabric, I bought hardware, and I waited. Then in December, Jessica released the Sweetpod pattern, which I bought immediately. The Sweetpod is more like a Beco Butterfly with an internal panel to hold smaller babies more securely and make putting babies onto your back easier. Fast forward four months, and I decided that it was finally time.  read more »


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