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I spend a good amount of my day browsing blogs, reading posts, and getting to know what other bloggers are chatting about. That being said, I rarely find a blog that catches my attention for more than one or two post but recently I came across this wonderful blog, It is about a family of 4 that live in Maine. Emily, the mom, stays home with her two small children, while her husband works and goes to school, which is such a common thing for people our age. She discusses their life, trials, triumphs and the way they live. I spent 4 hours reading her entire blog. It quickly became my favorite of all the blogs I have ever found.

I noticed a lot of controversy in her comment section. Honestly, I didn’t pay much attention to it. A few days later I googled the title of her blog because I forgot to bookmark it, as I read through the google search I found some painful sites. Sites completely dedicated to trashing on Emily and her family. With some further clicking through sites I am completely astonished as to what these people are doing. Tracking her every move, including times between comment approvals as to when she should be cooking dinner, picking apart every aspect of her life in GREAT detail and those are only scratching the surface. I am amazed that people that tell Emily to stop blogging and take care of her family spend SO much time tracking her every move. In my honest opinion, I really feel that they need to turn off their computer and get out of their house.

I have come across a lot of blogs, sites whatever that in my frugal opinion were WAY to extreme for me. Such as freegans. BUT, the difference is instead of ripping their lives apart, I went on my way in searching for a blog or site that was more my style. If you aren’t interested in what Emily is blogging about keep looking for a blog where you do like the content. The majority of us really enjoy reading her blog. There is no reason to create such nonsense over one person, who is living her life the way she chooses to live her life. Her children are healthy, her husband is a great provider, and they are a wonderful family just trying to make it is the crazy world.

Emily- I wrote this so that you know that there are a lot of us out her who thoroughly enjoy your blog. I can’t wait to see what you are going to post each day. I respect you as a person, mother and fellow blogger. I can only imagine how this negativity attacks your day. I hope for the sake of those of us who truly love your blog and use it as a great resource you will push through.

Frugal Farmhouse

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  1. I am really new to this blogging thing and have a frugual blog I am working on. I could not find Emily's. No matter, I agree with you, women--real women should encourage other women to be all that they can be in helping their family, We are like fish in the sea, we all might swim different, look different and live different but we are all in the same body of water trying to survive. We should uplift each other and quit tearing each other apart.. I would hate to be known as a shark... Carol

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How to Make Buttermilk From Regular Milk

Frugal Tip Tuesday is a weekly
series here at Frugal Farmhouse.
I want to share easy tips and tricks
to help you along your frugal journey.




How many times have you started making something only to realize that little container of buttermilk you bought 6 months ago is expired. Has it really been in there that long?

Here is a quick way to make buttermilk out of regular milk.

Ingredients:

-Milk (just under 1 cup)
-1 Tablespoon White Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Put the vinegar (or lemon juice) in the bottom of a liquid measuring cup. Then fill it up to the 1 cup line with milk.

Let it stand about 5 minutes. Then you have Buttermilk! It gets kinda chunky, this is normal. Now you can use it in any recipe just as you would buttermilk.