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Food is so expensive!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I went shopping yesterday. I do one major and one minor shopping every two weeks. This week was a major one. I didn't buy any meat except a rotissere chicken, all fruits and vegies and a couple of canned soups and it was $150. I mean to say, food is so expensive these days!!! I wish I had an area to build my own garden, but I don't, and pretty sure the wild animals that live around here would eat them before I can. I definitely am going to try to do some patio cherry tomatoes and small peppers though. And maybe some mint for my tea. Need to get started on that now!

I guess my foray through the forest gathering mushrooms taught me a lesson: buy some bug spray for my clothes. This morning I have several chigger bites. They take several days to show up, always love to crawl up your pant legs (shoes and socks or not!) or down your shirt I found out today :( to the very warmest places on your body, and I have those bites in very personal and unusual spots, besides just the backs of my knees where they usually get me. Not taking that journey again into the woods until I get some spray for my clothes too!


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  When I used to go into the woods I would put on long sleeves and long pants and good sound shoes and long socks and put rubber bands around the ankles and my wrists and make sure my shirt was up to my neck and then spray like crazy insect repellent and I hope not to ever go back into the woods again. LOL

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JOHGLO2011 6/29/2013 11:37AM

    Thanking God that we are able to have a nice garden here. Makes a great difference in our produce costs. Also, we usually buy part of a beef in the spring with our tax return. That way we have very lean beef at a reasonable price for the entire year. I know that not everyone can do that, but it is a real blessing to be able to do that. Best wishes to you. Chiggers - UGH! :(

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EMILY0724 6/29/2013 9:34AM

    Yes, chiggers are evil little creatures! They itch for days even after they are dead and gone.

and YES!! food has gotten so expensive. I comment on that frequently. I always look for reduced produce and any other items they have at the grocery store. It helps a little.

Blessings to you and yours!

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DLBROWN93 6/29/2013 9:17AM

    Eating healthy is expensive. Fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables are costly, that is the reason most people are unhealthy.

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