Downloaded some free ebooks from Hundred Zeroes for my Kindle.
Kept the house shut Tuesday as it was very hot. We only had the air-conditioning on for about three hours later in the afternoon when the house became hot and stuffy thanks to shutting up early.
Made four loaves of English Muffin bread. Sliced, wrapped and in the freezer. This is enough toast bread for a month. Cost: $2.60, or 65 cents a loaf - cheaper than the cheapest bought white bread. The ingredients all came from Aldi, except the yeast which I buy from The Kitchen Pantry in Croydon.
Another branch of the apple tree came down Friday morning leaving more apples on the ground. Most of them are small, and not quite ready to be picked. Wayne collected them in buckets for me and I'll be making applesauce next week.
Made two Piglets, one to take to cards and one for the boys to enjoy, using MOO condensed milk and ingredients from the pantry. Piglets (when we bought them) were $3.50 each. I made two slice trays for $4.90. Each tray makes 12 piglets (shop size, I cut them smaller, they are very rich and very sweet). ! If wasn't convinced before that baking is worth the time and effort, I would be now. Piglets take around 10 minutes of actual hands on preparation. Going on bakery prices I saved $79.10, on an hourly pay rate that is $474.60!
We had two days of good rains so no need to water the garden.
Picked more zuchhini. Grated and in the freezer.
Used grey water to keep the back grass green.
Dried the washing on the clothesline.
I was able to spend time in the evenings knitting. I've used up some of the cotton from my stash to make soap sacks this week.
And yesterday was our first card making day of the year. I spent more time talking than card making, but I'm happy with the cards I made.
What have you done to save money, time and energy this week?