It is very hard for me to find work for various reason, I am home mostly and I am trying to figure out ways that I can improve our life (mine, my GF,
and her daughter) without spending any money since I do not have allot. As well as improve the quality of life by eating healthier which I have been
trying to do for a while now and I am getting better at it.
So I am daily on the free section of craigslist and I am on the lookout for anything and everything that could be used for building, gardening, and
other interests of mine that I can fit into my SUV (wish I had a hitch and trailer, we are saving for that)
I don't have allot of room and I doubt that I could become completely free from the grocery store, but I am going to try my best! Recently I have hit
the jackpot on many items and I have gotten started on my chicken coop and I have the materials for my rabbit hutch which I will start on next.
Chicken pen with 3-4 chickens for laying eggs (started on coop, pics below)
Build a fireplace bbq pit on the porch (started collecting free bricks have about 50)
Collect wood (I get free wood all the time mostly cedar, I burn them in my chimineas but want to build the big firepit bbq on the porch)
Rabbits (have materials for hutch, plan to breed for meat and fertilizer)
Hanging tomatoes and peppers (got free buckets, ordered organic seeds for cheap)
Start planting dwarf trees like lemon/lime, banana, other fruit (I got like 200 free planters of different size, I have ordered some seeds but the
dwarf trees I will have to get over time and I am on the lookout for any free ones)
Aquaponics/hydroponics (This might take a while since the parts are harder to come by free so I will have to buy things here and there)
Making my own soap (I am about to start experimenting with this since I burn wood and have ash I can use it to make lye)
I also plan to plant sunflowers for sunflower seeds because I love them lol I already ordered some.
I spend about $10 and got a great variety of heirloom non GMO seeds from ebay they should be in this week.
Pics so far of my chicken coop:
IDK why its not posting the pics on here its giving a link instead pics usually work fine for me idk.
Everything on the coop was gotten for free using maybe $15 in gas over the last few days plus stuff I already had from other projects or free
I am going to be probably finishing it tomorrow or mostly finishing it so I will add more pics on here tomorrow.
LOL I keep editing but I also wanted to say. You can do anything you put your mind to, its not really that hard and all the info you need out there is
free, google is your friend! Even if you don't have allot of money you can always get thing for free and it never hurts to ask if you see something
that you could use, all they can say is no.
I also have sourced free soil that is great from guy down the road, and all the horse poop I want free. Now I live around farms and stuff so other
people that live more in the city this might be harder for you but call around, most people are willing to give the poop for free because they have no
use for it. I will be starting composting with the horse poo until I get my rabbits going.
edit on 27-1-2013 by dc4lifeskater because: (no