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Has anyone ever heard of the prudent homemaker? SAHM to 7 kids and a husband who is a real estate agent in Las Vegas (so as you can imagine he doesn't make much money). She claims to feed her family for 40 cents per person per day. Has a large garden so they may eat better then most fundies but some of her ideas about food are .....interesting. She's posted about using 2 chicken breasts to feed 8 people, milk being a luxury, and says many foods can be used Long past the expiration date. Her blog has not been around that long but she's had a website and a Facebook page for awhile

Edited for typo. Darn iPad

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What a charming picture of a first class Victorian housewife. :roll: The epitome of motherhood, don't you know.

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Two chicken breasts for eight people? Wanton gluttony! Truly prudent homemakers would be able to feed 14 with that.

Abi, "pray on it" means "think about it". Or maybe god's just so busy telling people what kind of car to buy he doesn't have time for curing cancer, stopping rapists, etc?

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Two chicken breasts for eight people? Wanton gluttony! Truly prudent homemakers would be able to feed 14 with that.

Abi, "pray on it" means "think about it". Or maybe god's just so busy telling people what kind of car to buy he doesn't have time for curing cancer, stopping rapists, etc?

God apparently laid it on their hearts that a van was a quarter of the cost of a bus ...

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They made three different meals feeding nine people at each meal using one chicken. :shock: I hope it was a big chicken. She does seem to feed her kids better than evil Kelly. At least she gardens a lot and feeds them lots of fruits and veggies.

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Her blog reminds me of some other mommy blogs out there with their nicely done photographs. It sounds like they have some fringe ideas about nutrition though. Maybe her husband should look into another line of work if they've been losing money for the last five years and still want to pop out more babies....

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I admire her garden. It's an actual, varied garden, unlike Emily's "lettuce plant in a coffee can on the windowsill" garden.

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I admire her garden. It's an actual, varied garden, unlike Emily's "lettuce plant in a coffee can on the windowsill" garden.

Yes, but Emily would be horrified that she needed two whole chicken breasts to feed her family! I hope there is at least some tube meat thrown in for variety!

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I admire her garden. It's an actual, varied garden, unlike Emily's "lettuce plant in a coffee can on the windowsill" garden.

People like Emily have set the bar so low for fundies that this woman doesn't seem that horrible. It is like "Wow, she is giving her kids more than one piece of lettuce or a stalk of wilted celery!"

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Do i have to bring out my generastionstarvation thang.

I have a garden. Bow before my gardeness. I do rhubarb, rasps, pots, carrots, herbs,radishes and a huge pea pod doo dah A huge lettuce thing we cut with scissors. which is a total snack. I also do not give a toss that I buy other stuff. I do this to make my child see how stuff grows. It is done in a 100ft by 8ft veg patch. That my bloke dug out and wooded off. It is at the side of my house where I can not see it. I work hard. I do not work to see a fecking farm in my garden. I like my lawn and and my view..

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I think they might be fundie-lite. She made a Harry Potter pillow.

I can fault her for having a lot of children when they are already struggling, but she seems to do a really good job with the food and sewing. I'm jealous of her garden and her shopping consists almost entirely of fruits and vegetables. I think they are well-fed and eating healthy food. I can forgive the milk not being a necessity because they eat a lot of yogurt. Also, the meat is in small portions, but they make up for the calorie loss with other proteins and vegetables.

I've read back to October and still no posts on beating her kids. It's kind of sad when that has to be pointed out as a positive

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I just wonder how she finds the time to garden, can, make homemade bread and garden so much when she has so many kids at home that she also homeschools.

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I think they might be fundie-lite. She made a Harry Potter pillow.

I can fault her for having a lot of children when they are already struggling, but she seems to do a really good job with the food and sewing. I'm jealous of her garden and her shopping consists almost entirely of fruits and vegetables. I think they are well-fed and eating healthy food. I can forgive the milk not being a necessity because they eat a lot of yogurt. Also, the meat is in small portions, but they make up for the calorie loss with other proteins and vegetables.

I've read back to October and still no posts on beating her kids. It's kind of sad when that has to be pointed out as a positive

I've read her Facebook and blog off and on since before the last one was born and I've never seen any beating kids either so I agree that is good. They don't have health insurance either and when she was pregnant with the last one she comments on Facebook they hoped to have enough to pay the midwife before the baby was born so she didn't have to deliver it herself. Fortunately they did get the money, I think unassisted home birth is a bad idea. I just can't imagine living that close to the edge and continuing to have more kids. She does seem to do well with what they have though and they eat lots of fruits and veggies

Oh and they are morman, so I guess fundie lite if anything?

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The photography is lovely and her frugality seems to make sense. The contents of the blog are a bit boring, though.

I often 'recycle' a chicken carcass to make soup with. As a guilt-ridden flexitarian, I really resent throwing away meat scraps. I just put the carcass in a big, ole' pot and add root vegetables and onions and it makes for a delicious, healthy soup. For Pesach, I once fed 14 people off a whole chicken (plus root veg) that I used to make a huge pot of chicken soup with and it was well-filled with meat. So I don't have a problem with that. But that might be the Jew in me :)

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I've read her Facebook and blog off and on since before the last one was born and I've never seen any beating kids either so I agree that is good. They don't have health insurance either and when she was pregnant with the last one she comments on Facebook they hoped to have enough to pay the midwife before the baby was born so she didn't have to deliver it herself. Fortunately they did get the money, I think unassisted home birth is a bad idea. I just can't imagine living that close to the edge and continuing to have more kids. She does seem to do well with what they have though and they eat lots of fruits and veggies

Oh and they are morman, so I guess fundie lite if anything?

I'm impressed that she's starting foreign language in the third grade. Latin. I assumed they were Catholic.

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Dear God

I have garden tours for groups of 35 two to three times a year. I do not give private tours to individuals.

It's not that bloody fantastic!

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These people pray for everything!

I do it too, but mostly to ensure that I am making the right decision. I guess you could call it spiritual insurance.

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Do i have to bring out my generastionstarvation thang.

I have a garden. Bow before my gardeness. I do rhubarb, rasps, pots, carrots, herbs,radishes and a huge pea pod doo dah A huge lettuce thing we cut with scissors. which is a total snack. I also do not give a toss that I buy other stuff. I do this to make my child see how stuff grows. It is done in a 100ft by 8ft veg patch. That my bloke dug out and wooded off. It is at the side of my house where I can not see it. I work hard. I do not work to see a fecking farm in my garden. I like my lawn and and my view..

Honestly, I prefer the look of a vegetable garden to a manicured lawn. I actually wish I didn't have a lawn to deal with and hardly take care of mine other than mowing, hoping it will go back to the natural wooded landscape. The only part of my yard I really take care of other than keeping stuff cleaned out for fire safety, are the vegetable/fruit growing areas.

There are issues in some housing areas with HOAs where the HOA has legislated what you can grow in your yard. I'm so glad I don't live in one of those areas. I like my apples, rhubarb, pears, tomatoes, peppers, artichokes, blackberries, eggplants, squash and everything else.

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Dear God

It's not that bloody fantastic!

I think I saw that she charges $10/head to tour, and does two tours with a 35 people limit. She makes $700 for four hours of garden tours.

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I think I saw that she charges $10/head to tour, and does two tours with a 35 people limit. She makes $700 for four hours of garden tours.

:shock: I need to start a garden then.

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