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Thursday, October 05, 2006

From Lynn

Hey thanks, Phelan. If any of your readers are in the Portland, Oregon area, come by for the City Riparian build in my back yard. It's a great way to learn permaculture--free--hands-on, and help a disabled lady--me--get her garden in. :) There will be workshops along with the garden build, and they're suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.

Lynn S ~ The New HomeMaker

You guys heard her. If I was up that way I would gladly stop by. If anyone is in the area and goes, please tell me all about it.

Speaking of HomeMakers, Project Gutenburg has The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Francis Child free for download. {written in 1832} found thanks to Get Rich Slowly

excerpt
The true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering
up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost.
I mean fragments of _time_, as well as _materials_. Nothing
should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make
any use of it, however trifling that use may be; and whatever
be the size of a family, every member should be employed
either in earning or saving money.

3 comments:

alrescate said...

Please don't let my husband read that "Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it...".

KF-in-Georgia said...

"Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it...".

But that would be my mother's favorite part. That's her excuse for collection of the plastic rings that held six-packs of soft drinks together. Her collection of Altoids tins. Her collection of... Well, you name it, she collected it.

Phelan said...

Ha! Sorry alrescate. {my husband already knows that one.}

KF, I feel ya. It's the same things around here.

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