Monthly Archive: August 2014

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Frugal Hound Sniffs: The Barefoot Budgeter

Hello Internet, Frugal Hound here. Welcome to the latest installment of my exclusive interview series, Frugal Hound Sniffs. This week I had the opportunity to sniff the Barefoot Barker from the Barefoot Budgeter. He is a charming little fellow who looks quite dapper in his mini-mustache collar. He did get rather fresh in the final question, but, I am an attractive lady. As well as a serious journalist. And so without further ado, please welcome the Barefoot Barker! 1) Who...

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July 2014 Expenditures

July was not the greatest, though it was a month in which a number of periodic bills hit, including Tikhvinskoe-mobile‘s registration for the next two years, our quarterly (-ish as they seem to change the billing cycle with impunity) water bill, and pretty substantial home improvement materials. We also bore the brunt of the expenses for our snazzy new cost-saving seltzer system: a 20lb CO2 tank hooked up to our Sodastream (how-to post forthcoming, I promise!). Additionally, we’ve...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: Poetry & Produce

Woot In today’s woot, I want to share an excerpt from a poem that artistically encapsulates the counter-culture approach to life Mr. Tikhvinskoe and I employ. Mr. Tikhvinskoe describes the poet, Wendell Berry, as the poet laureate of the back to the land movement. While I won’t say that we agree with everything Berry espouses, the opening two stanzas of this poem ring alarmingly true for me: Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front By Wendell Berry...