Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Torturing Ourselves

Because avoiding grocery stores wasn't enough. Tom and I have thrown down our gauntlets. Maybe it's because we just feel like going without a grocery store has become too easy. So we came up with a crazy idea to make this challenge even more difficult. The last three months of our year - July, August and September - we will not spend any money on food. We will rely solely on our garden, foraging, our food storage, and bartering. THIS I'm nervous about. Fortunately it's when our garden will be producing the most.

13 comments:

  1. wow, i'm nervous for you! though i've seen your garden so i think you'll be alright. will you load up on staples (flour, sugar, etc.) beforehand?

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  2. What will you do about milk?

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  3. @Heidi - Yeah, we'll have to load up beforehand. I guess it's a good way to learn about preparedness and what you really need in case of an emergency.

    @gld - We have goats that are about to give birth, so fortunately we'll have milk then.

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  4. YES! I love this! I can't wait to see how it goes! PS I mentioned your blog on mine this morning. If you prefer me not to I will remove the reference!

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  5. @SPP, no problemo! Thanks for the plug. What did you say? LOL

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  6. It will be a piece of cake I'm sure. You have the effort.
    Start working those barter contacts now. Funny everytime I meet someone new I always think to myself are they receptive to bartering?

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  7. Rach, you are a wonder woman! I will be sending you out a package soon. I am just waiting to come across an appropriate box.

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  8. Rachel can you access my blog? I made it private and I think I messed up some of my readers! email me and I will send you an invite...i'm going to make you read it suffer to see your plug! :)

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  9. just stumbled upon your blog, project and am now a follower. wow. this is remarkable. seems you are off to an awesome start!

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  10. Hi I found you through Heidi's blog and am so glad i did! I linked you in a post of mine tonight. If you would rather i hadn't please let me know and i will remote it. Thanks for the motivation and have a great weekend! Jen

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  11. Hey! No problem! I'm a total whore for free publicity! ;)

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  12. what a great challenge. look forward to hearing more!

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  13. Oh wow...that does sound like a challenge! I can't wait to read all about it because I'm sure if there's anyone who can do it, it's you guys!

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