Free shipping on all U.S. orders $100+


March 17, 2013

a found bird's nest

French Bread in the making

Cait - trying to enjoy a treat

It was a sunny weekend albeit cold.  The temp's barely rose above freezing on Saturday making it difficult for the snow to melt.  Emerson is happy about this though - he believes the large mound of snow directly behind the house is there for his snacking pleasure.  He'll run out, jump into the snow and take a big 'ol bite.  He practically smiles as he "chews" his snowball.

It was a quiet and relaxing weekend for us.  I was able to get some things done around the house as well as grocery shopping.  I managed to save over $60.00 in coupons.  As I've previously mentioned, I am no extreme couponer since we just don't eat many processed foods.  I do, however, clip coupons for the items we regularly use such as paper goods, toiletries, juice, candy, nuts, cereal, etc.  I can't stand paying full price for any of it.

Although I monthly grocery shop, I still watch the sale flyers weekly for great deals.  My goal is always to get products for less than $1.00.  If it's not something we need right away, I hold onto the coupons until the perfect time to use them.  This weekend was one of those times.  I find the price of cereal just ridiculous and will only buy it for 75 cents per box or less.  I was able to buy 10 boxes of cereal for 35 cents, 50 cents and 75 cents a box including 4 boxes of organic cereal.  Yippee!  I also scored honey mustard and dijon mustard for 29 cents per bottle, refrigerated juice for $1.00 per bottle, name brand cashews and mixed nuts for $1.19 per can, frozen smoothie drinks for free (8 so far, but I received more store coupons at check-out so I'll be getting 4 more for free), 2 bags of dog treats for free for my nieces' dog Paul, 2 heads of lettuce for free and more great stuff.

Coupons are not doubled in our area making it more difficult to save a large amount.  I spend about 3 hours a week downloading coupons from, logging them into a spreadsheet {don't judge..... although I'm a little obsessed with lists, in this case it makes it much easier to see if something is a good deal or not rather than digging through a stack of coupons}, purging any expired coupons and scanning the weekly flyers online.  It's all worth it when you see Jack, Oliver, Emerson and the coop girls faces light up when Cheerios are brought home {a Cobble Hill favorite}.

Jackson spends his days sleeping and his nights prowling through the bedroom, attacking Jay's toes on a regular basis.  Between claws and teeth he gets him pretty good.  Oliver hides between our 2 sets of pillows, sandwiched in safely with a blanket over him.

The coop girls are loving their free range days in the sunshine.  They chat about it all evening once they've been put back into their coop.  You should see all the eating, drinking and gossiping about the day.  Today they received leftover blueberry muffins when they returned to their coop.  There was excitement like you couldn't believe!

Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Also in Life At Cobble Hill Farm

Change Your Life In 2018 - May Challenge: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

May 17, 2018

If you’re just joining in, the “Change Your Life In 2018” series is my quest to make some small changes this year. Rather than setting easily forgotten resolutions I wanted to focus on 12 changes that would help me learn and grow as a person. I’ve chosen to focus on one change per month so that it could not only become a more manageable goal, but I have a better chance at making these new habits...

View full article →

This Month On The Farm: April 2018 - New Chicks, New Kitchen, and Beautiful Weather!

May 16, 2018

If you’re just tuning in, this is a brand new ongoing series in which I document each month of our lives in our transition to a simple, homemade life on a modern homestead. We ditched town and moved to the country in 2008 and we blog about both our successful and not-so-successful ventures in homesteading, switching to natural products, and embracing a whole foods lifestyle.  Check out the entire...

View full article →

$100.00/week Real Food Weekly Meal Plan - Week 20

May 15, 2018

If you’re just tuning in, this is an ongoing series in which I share our weekly meal plan as I (attempt) to convert us to a Whole/Real Food lifestyle.  Our grocery budget is $100.00/week for 2 adults.  Often I make 2 different meals because I am primarily plant-based and my husband is not.  Most of what we eat is made from scratch and any boxed, canned and/or frozen products follow the Real Food...

View full article →

We're so happy you're here!

We'd love for you to sign up for our newsletter where we send occasional new product alerts, discount codes and farm happenings.  And maybe an occasional chicken or goat hug....