Hope Marshall

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I like quilting and sewing so I sell a few throw style lap quilts in the fall. I can make 5 in a month and sell them for $30.00 each. We breed and butcher cuy (guinea pig). We started with 3 females that were free and bought a long haired boar (peruvian) and barter the long haired babies to the pet stores in exchange for other supplies. The short hair variety are kept and fattened up then sold for meat. My main consistent buyer is the guy that owns the Latin Food Mart in town. He gives me 4.00 per pound and each pig brings about 2lbs and each liter averages 3 meat piggies. It takes about 4 months to get them this big but I have no overhead for food or anything so I consider this a win of pure profit. We also have Jonathan Apple's that ripen in June/July so we sell them at the farmer and flea markets. We have cherries in May/June and make pies and cobblers and sell them as well. I also make sourdough for the German Store in town. They give me 3.00 per lb loaf. I spend about 5.00 to make 8 loaves. I am handy with building and we are working on our first pallet home (be wary of pallets, make sure they are the right kind of stamp for human use as they are sometimes treated with toxic chemicals). If it is successful, I will advertise that service as well. My husband is toying with a sawmill idea that boasts repurposed materials to make it and we always have people wanting to give fallen trees away in our area. I'm not sure if all this adds up to 500.00 a month or not as it is kinda sporadic but it's a nice addition to my husband's working income since we homeschool our kids as well.
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Ping pong balls in a rubber waterer sitting on an old tire in the sun worked for a friend of mine in Newfoundland.
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