Money Spent This Month - 9p Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £9.00
Money Spent in Total - £321.08
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £291.75
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £7.63
No Spend Days 28/30
Total Spent - Cash/Vouchers/Coupons/Points £612.83
Weekly Average £15.71
This has been a brilliant month for not shopping, I even outdid last month's tiny £2.11 spend!!
So with a spend of just 9p in cash and only £9 in M&S vouchers September has been my most successful month to date, and only possible because of the abundance of home-grown food from the poly and net tunnels and from the Veggie Patch, and with the chickens being in full egg production.
I managed to get back to baking some of our bread, something I will be building on for the rest of the year. The cupboards have been filling rather than emptying with lots of homemade pasta sauces, jams, jellies and chutneys. And the large chest freezer is now full to the top once more but this time with bags of home grown fruit, vegetables and containers of soups and stews.
My biggest learning curve this month - discovering that yes, we can produce enough food for us to live on and put by for the leaner, less productive Winter months to come.
How am I feeling at the end of Month Nine - Sick to the back teeth of jamming, jellying, picking and blanching ..... but I know deep down it's all worth it, and the end of the work is in sight.