1. Give thanks for the generosity of friends and the abundance God provides through them. We live in a farming community. Often times people have produce they are not using and many times we have been blessed through them. Apples, pears, potatoes, and corn are just a few of the things we have been able to enjoy over the years. This weekend a friend let us pick corn. Just finished putting up 69 quarts of corn yesterday. What a blessing! But the important thing to remember is always be willing to bless others with what God has given you as well. Don't always be on the receiving end. It saves money to share with one another!
|Because of a generous friend, the freezer is filled with corn.|
2. Save water that you use for washing produce, blanching vegetables, canning, etc., and use it to water your flowers and garden plants. When I'm working with produce, I use a lot of water. I use plastic dishpans in the sink for this purpose. Then when I'm done with the water, I just take the water outside and pour it on some of my garden plants. If I have water from blanching vegetables or canning, I let it cool and then haul the pan out to water the garden as well.
|This big pot holds a lot of water. Sure hate to waste it.|