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#SocialCafe: Holiday Gift Idea... New Book by @AngEngland

#SocialCafe: Holiday Gift Idea... New Book by @AngEngland

Q&A Discussing the holiday gift idea of new book by Angela England, "Backyard Farming on An Acre (More or Less)." Special Guest: Angela England (@AngEngland). Host: Deborah * @SocialWebCafe

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  6. #socialcafe Angela Hi. What are your thoughts on self-publishing? I am writing my first book @Oprah_Flipboard
  7. @CarlaWynn2012 Thank you! I've been very encouraged by the feedback so far. I think there's something for every level. #socialcafe
  8. Join us with Author Angela England on Tweet Chat #socialcafe We are chatting now. Come on and enjoy a little time...  http://fb.me/1KpwuPOfe fe
  9. So excited to be here and be part of the community. Honored - thank you! #socialcafe
  10. #socialcafe Tell me more about your new book, plus can we be friends on Facebook. I can't seem to find ya.
  11. RT @AngEngland: So excited to be here and be part of the community. Honored - thank you! #socialcafe
  12. Thank you. You, too, Carla :) RT @CarlaWynn2012: #socialcafe Hope everyone is having a blessed day. #socialcafe
  13. During holiday season #SocialCafe is "giving back" and chatting abt gift ideas.. today... @AngEngland ‘s new book
  14. @socialwebcafe I love the line up of questions you put together for today. :-) #socialcafe
  15. Glad to have such an inspiring lady, as u! MT @AngEngland: So excited to be here and be part of the community. Honored - TY! #socialcafe
  16. @AngEngland Thank you. Considering what a novice (is there an experience level lower than novice?) I am on backyard farming... #socialcafe
  17. @socialwebcafe I have been hearing from people who are planning to give my book for Christmas and I think it's a cool idea. #socialcafe
  18. @socialwebcafe The lifestyle of increasing self-sufficiency has so many benefits. #socialcafe
  19. @Educating_Today Thanks for joining us, Susan. Seriously, I really enjoyed getting to know @AngEngland during the #ebook interv #socialcafe
  20. @socialwebcafe LOL! When my MIL 1st married my FIL they planted potatoes and he told her she could harvest the next day. #socialcafe
  21. Q1 Do you find the growing costs of groceries impacting your budget? Ever think about backyard farming? #SocialCafe
  22. It would make a terrific Christmas gift. What a cool way to start the new year. #socialcafe
  23. Great gift idea! Thts cool! MT @AngEngland: I have been hearing from people who are planning to give my book for Christmas #socialcafe
  24. Susan of @Educating_Today wrote the homeschool companion guide that coordinates with the book. #socialcafe
  25. ROFL RT @AngEngland: @socialwebcafe LOL! ...they planted potatoes and he told her she could harvest the next day. #socialcafe
  26. RT @socialwebcafe: Q1 Do you find the growing costs of groceries impacting your budget? Ever think about backyard farming? #socialcafe
  27. RT @AngEngland: @socialwebcafe The lifestyle of increasing self-sufficiency has so many benefits. #socialcafe
  28. A1 I definitely think that grocery costs are a huge concern for families today. Average for family my size is $1200 per month! #socialcafe
  29. It's really good too! RT @AngEngland: Susan of @Educating_Today wrote the homeschool companion guide that coordinates w/book. #SocialCafe
  30. @AngEngland Absolutely, every time I go to the store prices on fresh produce has risen. #socialcafe
  31. A1 But our monthly grocery bill is about $400 per month on average - a little more when I was buying formula for Vivian #socialcafe
  32. A1 The cost saving from growing your own food is enormous. #socialcafe
  33. @socialwebcafe I have 5 kids ages 8 and under. But my 8 year old can out-eat my husband! LOL #boys #socialcafe
  34. RT @socialwebcafe: Q1 Do you find the growing costs of groceries impacting your budget? Ever think about backyard farming? #SocialCafe
  35. @AngEngland I think I need to talk to you about how you do food for your family for $400/mo. #SocialCafe
  36. RT @socialwebcafe: During holiday season #SocialCafe is "giving back" and chatting abt gift ideas.. today... @AngEngland Ôs new book
  37. A1 Yes, groceries (and everything) was much less expensive years ago.. #inflation #SocialCafe
  38. @socialwebcafe Q1 YES! we have a community garden Its great times with the kids! #socialcafe
  39. #socialcafe Angela, where does one start with growing their own vegetables from dirt that has never been worked?
  40. @Educating_Today Absolutely! And with conventionally grown foods too which isn't as healthy as homegrown/organic #socialcafe
  41. @tinabarisa That's marvelous! It makes a HUGE difference to put food away during the summer. #socialcafe
  42. Isn't it crazy, @Educating_Today @AngEngland? I remember getting everything we needed for $7/wk when we got married in 2005 #SocialCafe
  43. @AngEngland #socialcafe Great thanks. I will share with my Facebook list too. Glad to help you.
  44. @MomPrepares We raise our own meat instead of buying it. I haven't bought chicken in 2+ years. #socialcafe
  45. Yeah, definitely! RT @MomPrepares: @AngEngland I think I need to talk to you about how you do food for your family for $400/mo. #socialcafe
  46. @CarlaWynn2012 I detail in the book but you definitely want to have your soil tested to get a picture of what you have. #socialcafe
  47. Cool! RT @AngEngland: Susan of @Educating_Today wrote the homeschool companion guide that coordinates with the book. #socialcafe
  48. When starting from scratch, find out what your soil NEEDS so you don't waste money on amendments unnecessarily. #socialcafe
  49. @tinabarisa I'm still not a pro at canning but I have canning parties with my mother-in-law. #socialcafe
  50. @CarlaWynn2012 We homeschool and I graduated from homeschooling so I really wanted to my book to have the companion piece. :-) #socialcafe
  51. @socialwebcafe I loved working with @AngEngland on the homeschool companion guide. She is so knowledgeable because she lives it. #socialcafe
  52. If you are buying the best quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and meat it can really add up. Cheaper to produce yourself! #socialcafe
  53. If you are buying the best quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and meat it can really add up. Cheaper to produce yourself! #socialcafe
  54. In fact in the book I share research that showed for every $1 invested in a community garden, $6 of produce was harvested. #socialcafe
  55. @MomPrepares So true. I remember decades ago, when I did mostly produce in my diet and the $50/mo grocery store bill was extreme #socialcafe
  56. @Educating_Today Thanks! I was afraid some of my methods wouldn't be "fancy" enough but maybe that is the benefit. :-) #socialcafe
  57. @AngEngland I like the community garden idea. Great way for novices to contribute to the teamwork and learn. #socialcafe
  58. @socialwebcafe Yep! We don't even buy meat... all whole/fresh foods. So expensive, especially this time of year. #SocialCafe
  59. @Educating_Today Yes, she is truly an expert. That is so cool that you have the expertise to create the companion curriculum #socialcafe
  60. @socialwebcafe It's also a great way for someone who doesn't have a yard to have space for gardening. #socialcafe
  61. Q2 Can you think of other cost saving methods to help defray rising costs? #SocialCafe
  62. @centsiblelife I find the savings to be most noticeable with gourmet veggies and herbs. Fresh basil at the store is SO pricey. #socialcafe
  63. RT @socialwebcafe: Q2 Can you think of other cost saving methods to help defray rising costs? #SocialCafe #socialcafe
  64. @AngEngland Absolutely. Keeping it simple and consistent gets things done. #socialcafe
  65. @socialwebcafe She just jumped into the chat but @centsiblelife is a blog with tons of frugal living tips. :-) #shoutout #socialcafe
  66. @socialwebcafe She just jumped into the chat but @centsiblelife is a blog with tons of frugal living tips. :-) #shoutout #socialcafe
  67. #socialcafe I totally love the idea of an organic life. I live in Alabama where it's mild most of the year. I see cabbages planted locally
  68. A2 One thing to keep in mind is that seasonal eating is going to save you more money because there's an abundance. #socialcafe
  69. Oh, @socialwebcafe I have always wished for a community garden. There was a plot in our old neighborhood that no one used... #socialcafe
  70. Beans, quinoa, etc. Yes! RT @tinabarisa: @socialwebcafe Q2 replace some meats with other proteins #socialcafe
  71. A2 When to run washing machines etc., when on peak electrical plans :) #SocialCafe
  72. @tinabarisa We do that too. Lots of beans and nuts consumed in this house! #SocialCafe
  73. RT @socialwebcafe: Q2 Can you think of other cost saving methods to help defray rising costs? #SocialCafe
  74. A2 Also don't think you have to buy the most expensive things. Scrap lumber + spare wire = $10 chicken coop. #socialcafe
  75. MT @AngEngland: A2 1 thing to keep in mind is that seasonal eating is going to save you more money because theres an abundance #socialcafe
  76. @AngEngland yes! Your book is motivating me. Totally going to plant an herb garden this spring. #socialcafe
  77. Find ways to repurpose and reuse instead of buying it. Ask yourself Do I Need it? Can I Make it? #socialcafe
  78. RT @centsiblelife: @AngEngland yes! Your book is motivating me. Totally going to plant an herb garden this spring. #socialcafe
  79. Stay tuned for topic announcement about another holiday gift idea next week… #SocialCafe
  80. @Stacey5656 I have to work on that. I probably would get more done around the house, too! (turning off computers) #socialcafe
  81. We can't produce our own meat but we buy from local farmers whenever possible. #socialcafe
  82. RT @centsiblelife: @AngEngland yes! Your book is motivating me. Totally going to plant an herb garden this spring. #socialcafe
  83. RT @centsiblelife: @AngEngland yes! Your book is motivating me. Totally going to plant an herb garden this spring. #socialcafe
  84. Plan frugal meals - These $7 dinners for example feed a family of four for $7 or less.  http://ow.ly/g3be0 sosocialcafe
  85. RT @centsiblelife: We can't produce our own meat but we buy from local farmers whenever possible. #socialcafe
  86. RT @socialwebcafe: Stay tuned for topic announcement about another holiday gift idea next weekÉ #SocialCafe
  87. @centsiblelife Local is so great. We've never sold any of our homegrown meat but it sure is good compared to store bought. #socialcafe
  88. With a backyard farm nothing goes to waste. Scraps go to the chicken who lay eggs and feed you. #socialcafe
  89. Compost goes to the garden which produces plants that feed you. #socialcafe
  90. Once you get the system going it doesn't need an extreme amount of input to continue the cycle. #socialcafe
  91. RT @AngEngland: Once you get the system going it doesn't need an extreme amount of input to continue the cycle. #socialcafe
  92. To me herbs and fruit seem to be the most cost effective ways to save money in the garden. #socialcafe
  93. #recycling :) RT @AngEngland: With a backyard farm nothing goes to waste. Scraps go to the chicken who lay eggs and feed you. #socialcafe
  94. Backyard Farming is a fantastic way to teach kids responsibility and to follow-through. @AngEngland #socialcafe
  95. I like to try to line dry towels too. Put the one you want to use in the bathroom while you shower and it won't be "crispy". #socialcafe
  96. RT @AngEngland: Once you get the system going it doesnt need an extreme amount of input to continue the cycle. #backyardfarming #socialcafe
  97. Excellent benefit! RT @Educating_Today: Backyard Farming is a fantastic way to teach kids responsibility and to follow-through. #socialcafe
  98. Love growing/drying my own herbs! RT @AngEngland: herbs/fruit seem 2be the most cost effective ways 2 save money in the garden. #SocialCafe
  99. @socialwebcafe We rarely through anything out. Broken fence panels that won't hold livestock will trellis veggies. #socialcafe
  100. RT @Educating_Today: Backyard Farming is a fantastic way to teach kids responsibility and to follow-through. @AngEngland #socialcafe
  101. @AngEngland Oh my... when you said line dry, I was thinking "crispy" and then you gave an awesome solution! re: shower #socialcafe
  102. Q3 What do you grow (i.e. house plants, corn fields, dustable plastic plants)? #SocialCafe
  103. @socialwebcafe @AngEngland nothing better than the smell of line dried clothing, bedding, towels. Ahh! #socialcafe
  104. @AngEngland Ok.. you seriously think of everything. And, again, I say, I'm inspired! #socialcafe
  105. @Getalonghome Personally I would suggest it yes. 400 + pages w/garden journal printables, etc. #socialcafe
  106. RT @socialwebcafe: Q3 What do you grow (i.e. house plants, corn fields, dustable plastic plants)? #socialcafe
  107. RT @Educating_Today: @socialwebcafe @AngEngland nothing better than the smell of line dried clothing, bedding, towels. Ahh! #socialcafe
  108. @socialwebcafe Yeah that's the complaint. It doesn't matter for blankets and for towels - an easy fix! #socialcafe
  109. @AngEngland I like paper better anyway, if it's something I'm likely to refer to often. Congrats on your book! #socialcafe
  110. A3 I really like growing herbs, as I mentioned before, and many of the herbs are also perennials. #socialcafe
  111. A3 Which harkens back to Q2 - Growing perennial plants is a HUGE savings because you plant it ONCE and harvest yearly. #socialcafe
  112. RT @Getalonghome: @AngEngland I like paper better anyway, if its something Im likely to refer to often. Congrats on your book! #socialcafe
  113. @socialwebcafe Q3 corn, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, onions, okra, zuccini, cucumbers, apples, pears,etc #socialcafe
  114. I give a list of perennial plants and fruits in the book but my favorite is Asparagus. SO expensive in stores but easy. #socialcafe
  115. @Getalonghome Yes I do too - tend to get novels and "fluff" on Kindle and reference books in real life. #socialcafe
  116. @socialwebcafe A3: almost all our fruits and veggies also raise chickens, pigs and cows lol #socialcafe
  117. A3 Blackberries do really well here, we love tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, beans, cucumbers, sunflowers, etc #socialcafe
  118. A3 Uh, I go for those plastic types. I do not tend to have a green thumb. #SocialCafe
  119. Elderberry grows wild so I took some saplings from the side of the road and brought them to the ranch for yearly harvests #socialcafe
  120. RT @socialwebcafe: Q3 What do you grow (i.e. house plants, corn fields, dustable plastic plants)? #SocialCafe
  121. @CarlaWynn2012 @Educating_Today @socialwebcafe I think that's why so many old-fashioned activities were often done in groups. #socialcafe
  122. Asparagus has deep roots and will come back year after year. You make your money back the first year with asparagus. #socialcafe
  123. @socialwebcafe We grow mostly greens and herbs, but sometimes sneak in some cukes and squash. Very small garden. #SocialCafe
  124. @Stacey5656 I love that! We raise our own chickens and goats as well. My inlaws have cows for meat. #socialcafe
  125. @Stacey5656 I'm dying to get out to 25 acres so I can get a milk cow. #socialcafe
  126. @AngEngland I love social media, but there is something to be said about the way they did it before internet. #socialcafe
  127. Strawberries can be tucked into the landscape - anywhere you would plant a small flowering plant like phlox or vinca #socialcafe
  128. Especially alpine strawberries that will produce throughout the entire summer. Easy to add to "normal" landscapes. #socialcafe
  129. @AngEngland The difference between home grown strawberries and store bought is HUGE. So much flavor. #socialcafe
  130. @Getalonghome Thanks! If you're planning to order get it before the 20th for bonus freebies!  http://bit.ly/XTUFuR  #socialcafe
  131. @Stacey5656 Oh jealous! That's the breed I want! *sigh* You have to do a post about her on UntrainedHousewife so I can dream #socialcafe
  132. Edible landscaping techniques are another great way to save money. #socialcafe
  133. If you're already going to plant something by the mailbox - why not make it something you can eat? #socialcafe
  134. @AngEngland My 5yr old grows strawberries in a big pot every year. Such a great experience for him! #SocialCafe
  135. Q4 What does “backyard farming” bring to your mind? #SocialCafe
  136. RT @AngEngland: If you're already going to plant something by the mailbox - why not make it something you can eat? #socialcafe
  137. @Educating_Today What is it that makes the store bought less tasty? Is it processing? Or, time since harvest? #noviceQuestion #socialcafe
  138. @AngEngland Can't stay but asking- how do you keep deer & rabbits from eating all your food? Heartbreaking after all that work. #socialcafe
  139. RT @AngEngland: Edible landscaping techniques are another great way to save money. #socialcafe
  140. I used to think of weird Amish hippy-freaks. Then I moved to Oklahoma and met my husband. Lol! #socialcafe
  141. @robinelton Oh my! That reminds me of when my hubby bought expensive roses and planted by door. Next day, deer ate them... #socialcafe
  142. @robinelton Our dogs keep the rabbits away so definitely consider a guard dog. #socialcafe
  143. @robinelton As for deer - there is a double fencing system that creates a "moat" around the garden that is highly effective #socialcafe
  144. SOCIAL LIFE :: Once you get the system going it doesn't need an extreme amount of input to continue the cycle. #socialcafe #Socialmedia
  145. A4 Growing your own vegetables and watching tomatoes on vines #SocialCafe
  146. @socialwebcafe Take total ownership of what you feed your family, teach your children where their food comes from. #socialcafe
  147. @robinelton Use the moat area as a chicken run and you've got pest control and fresh eggs too! #socialcafe
  148. When I sit down to a plate of food and everything on it we raised ourselves? #priceless #socialcafe
  149. Steak, potatoes, pickled asparagus and a small salad ALL from our own efforts? Oh man....that is amazing. #socialcafe
  150. RT @AngEngland: When I sit down to a plate of food and everything on it we raised ourselves? #priceless #socialcafe
  151. RT @AngEngland: When I sit down to a plate of food and everything on it we raised ourselves? #priceless #SocialCafe
  152. LOL RT @AlainaFrederick: Q4: Kids, mud pies, green beans, and lots of "oh crap I killed it again"! #socialcafe
  153. RT @AngEngland: When I sit down to a plate of food and everything on it we raised ourselves? #priceless #socialcafe
  154. RT @AngEngland: Edible landscaping techniques are another great way to save money. #socialcafe
  155. RT @AngEngland: Edible landscaping techniques are another great way to save money. #socialcafe
  156. RT @iPersonalBrand: SOCIAL LIFE: Once you get the system going it doesnt need an extreme amount of input to continue the cycle. #socialcafe
  157. It doesn't happen every day. But it's happening more and more as we become more intentional as a family. #socialcafe
  158. Oh, I can hear that, even in your tweet! RT @tinabarisa: @socialwebcafe snappin green beans while watchin kids in the pond! lol #socialcafe
  159. I do think of a lot of family togetherness. Backyard Farming is something that IS a family activity. #socialcafe
  160. And the kids don't fight about the food as much because they had a hand in producing it. #socialcafe
  161. @AngEngland @tinabarisa Never thought of saving some of the beans to use as seeds. I did try to do some celery from store stalks #socialcafe
  162. RT @AngEngland: I do think of a lot of family togetherness. Backyard Farming is something that IS a family activity. #socialcafe
  163. They get a sense of it's value beyond the monetary because they WORKED for it! Literally! #socialcafe
  164. RT @AngEngland: They get a sense of its value beyond the monetary because they WORKED for it! Literally! #socialcafe
  165. @AngEngland I've found that meals the kids would normally snub got eaten if they made it themselves! #socialcafe
  166. RT @MomPrepares: We're giving away a signed copy of Backyard Farming on an Acre by @AngEngland  http://www.momprepares.com/2012/12/04/backyard-farming-guide-review-and-giveaway/ essocialcafe12/04/backyard-farming-guide-review-and-giveaway/ #socialcafe
  167. Kids r more likely 2 eat! RT @AngEngland: They get a sense of ivalue beyond the monetary because they WORKED for it! Literally! #SocialCafe
  168. @AlainaFrederick Yes exactly! They planted, harvested, cooked so eating is a given! #socialcafe
  169. Don't forget to share about the amazing bonuses w/purchase I have for pre-Christmas orders.  http://bit.ly/XTUFuR  #socialcafe
  170. One always leads to the other! LOL RT @Stacey5656: @socialwebcafe q4 dirty hands and feet with smiling faces!! lol #socialcafe
  171. RT @AngEngland: Don't forget to share about the amazing bonuses w/purchase I have for pre-Christmas orders.  http://bit.ly/XTUFuR  #SocialCafe
  172. I used to think that backyard farming meant less freedom but now I realize it's the opposite #socialcafe
  173. >>> Gift Idea and more! RT @AngEngland: ... amazing bonuses w/purchase I have for pre-Christmas orders.  http://bit.ly/XTUFuR  #socialcafe
  174. I have freedom from food prices, recalls, safety issues, other people's rule-breaking, strikes at the harbor, etc. #socialcafe
  175. LIKE RT @AlainaFrederick: @AngEngland Ive found that meals the kids would normally snub got eaten if they made it themselves! #socialcafe
  176. @socialwebcafe Thanks for having me and thanks to everyone who jumped in to participate! :-) I love talking gardening + food. #socialcafe
  177. Next week... holiday eBook, great as gift or activity, by @CCWordPlay Wed 3p EST 12/19  http://sw.bcafe.co/TTw6L5 TwSocialCafelCafe
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