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November 2010 - Posts

  • Ideas for staying warm!

    Winter is most certainly upon us!

      At least in most of the USA it is.

    So while limited on funds, what are some good ideas for staying warm?

    Here are a few:

    • A heating pad (from goodwill, thrift stores or a garage sale) works wonders! We like to put one at our feet as we get into bed. Use it where you most need the warmth! 
    • Electric Blankets can be put on top or even under a mattress pad and set on a timer to go off after you've fallen asleep.
    • Space Heaters are good for bathroom warming while keeping the rest of the house at a lower temp. Just remember to turn off after the bathing is over!
    • Wood heat is actually my favorite! We are blessed enough to also have a blower on our insert in the home we are currently in. It has been a great source for warming the house on one fire we would already be enjoying!
    • Recycled kindling is a cheap option for using up things that would normally be thrown away - like in this video
    • Double layering of clothes, socks and blankets really does keep the warmth in!
    • Canning in the winter is one way we keep our house warm (and cool in the summer). Frozen garden goods (grapes, berries, tomatoes) are canned to warm the house.

    I'm SURE there are more ways to keep warm than just the few mentioned above, but perhaps they are some that you've not thought of before - so I hope you'll add them to your warming regimen.

    The Millers own and operate Millers Grain House which offers Chemical Free and Organic Grains, Grain Mills, Bread Machines, Grain buckets, Bosch Mixers, the NutriMill, instructional tutorials, recipes and more.

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