Aren’t they lovely? They will have free run of the property during the day and will be put back in the coop each night (hence the chicken sized door). Since they have been raised at camp they are very used to people which will make putting them in at night much easier.
The second way we have been working on our goal is to find ways to save money while still eating healthy, real food. One of the best ways to do that is to stock up when items are in season and on sale. We recently received a summer coupon booklet for the wholesale club that we belong to. Not only did it have great deals on home goods like toothpaste and hand soap but it also had deals on some natural and organic items as well as dry goods.
When we go on a big “stock up” trip like this I have to get creative with how I’m going to store it all at home. We currently only have a pretty small fridge / freezer combo (no bells or whistles) so that freezer is always full to the brim. The easiest way that I have found is to store items in serving sized containers, putting a bunch of small bags into one larger bag also helps to keep things organized. Like I did with the mozzarella cheese that is pictured above. There are 3 small bags inside the labeled and dated large freezer bag. The two bag system also helps keep the food fresh longer and I can always wash and reuse the bags.
As for dry goods, I use all sorts of containers to keep things organized. The basket in this picture was one of the center pieces at our wedding. I have close to 30 of them and they get used for everything! They are the perfect size for things like garlic and potatoes which otherwise take up lots of space on shelves.
We are definitely learning as we go and I am always searching for new ways to save money on good food…any suggestions?