Free

A great way to get free products

Readers may want to check their local thrift stores. Near my town, a thrift store called Caring and Sharing offers volunteers $4 of store credit for each hour volunteered. You can accumulate hours to save up for the item you want.

The work entails placing donated items on shelves and putting a price sticker on them.

Looks like we will be getting a free crock pot!


FREE FRUIT

Run by so-called urban foragers, FallingFruit.org has an interactive map that shows where you can harvest your own fruit -- as well as herbs, nuts and vegetables -- from trees and plants that grow mostly on public lands. You can sort by location or fruit type. Then you can drill down to individual locations to see what type of fruit grows there, when it’s in season, and whether it’s on public or private land. You also can see reviews by other foragers and a street view image courtesy of Google.


Free Education Sites ~ Don't Pay For College

I'm going to save you from $30,000 to $100,000 on this one.

The Internet is full of free learning tools - from online videos, to wikibooks, to PDF documents. 

  1. Khan Academy
  2. Goodwill is providing free education
  3. Listen to thousands of lectures from the world’s top scholars at Academic Earth
  4. 10 Sites to Learn Something New in 10 Minutes a Day
  5. Free Yale University Courses
  6. Instructables
  7. MERLOT
  8. How Stuff Works
  9. eHow
  10. Learn to Speed Read

$40 Worth of Wine 4 Volunteering

I know u didn't do this cause I didn't see you there. Perhaps you were just wage slaving today!

Bottling Volunteers Needed
 
Thursday, 12/10 bottling:
9AM - 4PM
* Wine samples, lunch @ noon-ish,
and two bottles will be provided.
 
2015 Traditional Mead

A semi-sweet wine with honeycomb character
and dried grass notes.

Crafted with 100% raw Alfalfa/Clover honey
Sourced from Salida's own beekeeper, Jamie Johnston of The Beekeeper's Honey Boutique.

13.2% Alc/Vol
 
Friday, 12/11 bottling: 
8AM - Noon
* Wine samples and two bottles
will be provided.

2014 Vino Vermouth di Salida

Our Bianco and Extra Dry versions of Colorado Vermouth, crafted in conjunction with Wood's High Mountain Distillery!
 
This is Colorado's First Vermouth in History!!!

Black Muscat fortified with our herbal/spiced clear brandy.

17.5% Alc. by Volume

 


Cheapo Fix Its

Paper Clips
Use as a hook  - drapery, pegboard
Use as cotter pin to hold lawnmower wheels
Use to replace a broken or lost door hinge pin
Use as a zipper pull

Fishing Line
Kite string
Toilet flapper chain
Sew into screen door hole

Safety Pins
To fasten new upholstery onto existing cushions
Replaces missing eyeglass screws (the ones that back out at the arm hinge)

Baking Soda
Toothpaste
Pour one cup into clogged drain; follow with one-cup vinegar, flush with hot water

Clear scotch tape
Use to replace the plastic tip on shoelaces