Frugal Eating #4: Thinking Long Term

Plant some fruit trees. If you live in a house you own plant some fruit trees now! It will take up to 3 years for your tree to bear fruit. But once it does your family will be able to eat in abundance. We have a peach, apple, plum & fig. ?You don’t have to be a homesteader to have fruit trees. If you live in the suburbs plant a beautiful fruit tree or two in the front and back yards. If you live in an apartment get a big pot and buy a miniature tree! Just make sure they are not too big for the space you can provide.We buy our trees from Producers co-op (the local farm supply store) for about $20 per tree. We hope to get 4-5 more this year!

How much do you spend on fruit each time you go to the grocery store? I know I tend to spend at least $10-20 on fruit. That’s $260-$520 per year on fruit!!! In about two years I should have enough fruit for my family and some to sell (She sees that her trading is profitable, Proverbs 31:18) & give (extends her hands to the needy.Proverbs 31:20).

She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14
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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

6 thoughts on “Frugal Eating #4: Thinking Long Term

  1. Can I share something completely random here? You wrote that one should plant some trees and it will take about 3 years for them to start bearing fruit. How applicable this is to the believer’s life as well. God made trees. He made them to grow slowly, steadily, anchoring their roots deeply in the soil BEFORE they begin towering tall and high, bearing fruit for all to enjoy. God also made us. The same way. I cannot imagine that we were intended to immediately begin “bearing much fruit” as new believers. I think has to be one of the biggest frustrations in the Christian life. We all want to bear fruit and see the evidence of our growth – to be both rooted and growing strong and tall all at once. But the Christian life, same as fruit trees, is a process. It takes time, nurturing, and committed daily process to get to bear fruit. Ever eaten fruit that grew too soon – before the tree was really ready to produce it well? It’s kind of bitter b/c the tree isn’t fully mature. There is a time for everything. Don’t rush God to make you into the perfect Christian tomorrow. You’ll miss the process of growing, rooting yourself, and your fruit will be very short lived. Anchor deep, plan long term, and you will not only have fruit enough for you and your household, but many others as well.

    And now that I’m done with that sermon. 😉 …. I love this farm y’all are making out there in the country!! Thanks for sharing it (and your wonderful tips) with us all!!!

  2. I found your blog this week by happy accident, I’ve been enjoying my reading!

    Our family is hoping to put in a mini orchard this fall. We eat so much fruit, it would be nice to have it homegrown.

  3. Yes! fruit trees are awesome!

    We were staying with friends in a very large neighborhood with very, very<i< small yards a few years ago, and one I looked up as I was running and noticed a tree, loaded with peaches spilling over a privacy fence. So awesome to see people growing their own fruit in the middle of suburbia!

    1. We just moved to a new house in the suburbs and I’ve asked for a peach tree for my birthday. So hopefully in a few years it will be loaded with peaches too!

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