Well, let me think for a minute. I was going to say that the first week of No Spend October (NSO) went swimmingly, but I did end up make a few purchases.
$4 on a winter jacket for Rhiannon
$2.19 for ingredients for a cake (for a fellow firefighter who's retiring)
$4.50 on books at the library book sale (beekeeping & homeschooling)
$10.50 on a goat medication
$21.19 for the week. Not bad. Not really a "no" spend week though either.
I'm also going to have to spend some $$ on garlic today. I've got a fridge full of already-cut-up green tomatoes and one of the recipes I want to make includes garlic, which I have none of. So we're only six hours into the second week of NSO and I'm already planning on spending money.
It was a busy weekend. We had the annual Pig Roast for the fire department so both Friday and Saturday were pretty much filled with off the homestead work. But I made up for it on Sunday.
Not only did I cut up all three overflowing bags of green tomatoes (which are sitting in the fridge, staring at me every time I open the door), but I made a batch of yogurt - which DID set up! - started making jelly, successfully make a batch of mozzarella cheese, cleaned out the chicken pen and I'm almost finished putting the berry garden to bed for the winter.
Today is going to be spent in the kitchen canning something with green tomatoes in it and finishing up the jelly. And maybe a loaf of bred. Or soup.