Welcome to another issue of my newsletter. As promised, I am sending this to subscribers to keep them informed of what is happening on the website.

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I'm pleased to announce that I recently added 2 pages as designated by the numbers that follow:

1) A new page for beer lovers that provides an overview of how to make a kegerator. Friends of mine have made one, so I showcased it as one of the frugal living tips. If you're going to drink beer, you might as well drink it at half price.

They also host parties where they charge a flat fee for beer, and that helps pay for the beer. So, they're enterprising individuals as well. Nothing wrong with that.

2) I finally got some pictures of how to go about clipping chicken wings to keep your flock from flying over the fence. We had some trouble with our girls hopping over to be with the turkeys, so we clipped their wings again.

Hanging out with the turkeys isn't a problem, except for the turkeys. As it turns out, the chickens are fond of plucking tail feathers from the turkeys, and that eventually leads to bleeding and then a large sore, and...you get the picture. For the health of the turkeys, we clipped the chicken wings.

I have an announcement to make. I've picked up a podcast kit and now I have the ability to put audio on the site. I started with an introduction on the home page, and I can see there are many other places where a little audio will improve interest and information value for many pages.

Sometimes there is only so much you can write or photograph, and a little audio will help. I'm also happy that the audio helps connect me with my readers.

Last, but not least, for those who are a fan of the greenhouse and vegetable gardening portion of the site, I have started a new site called Vegetable Gardening and Greenhouses. It's NEW material, NOT "cut and pasted" from Frugal Living Freedom.

This new site will focus on the subject of growing your own food, as I think this is important for several reasons. A friend of mine in Texas noted that his greenhouse business jumped 600% in the last couple of months, so there are lots of other folks around the country that think this is important too.

To save money, have healthy and fresh food, and take a little more control of our lives, it seems to be a no brainer that we at least start feeding ourselves as much as we can. Good fortune to you and your vegetable gardening efforts, even if you can only have a few plants on your patio or window sills.

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I wish you all the best,


There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.