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Got the Signoff...

Post: # 294305Post Viper254 »

It's been the aim for a while, but I've finally got the go-ahead to drop some working hours to focus on growing for two or three years.

If I can make a significant dent (25%, perhaps) in our food bill, we'll be no worse off.

Got some mortgage stuff and things to pay in the next 12 months, but Mrs. Viper says I can go down to 4 days a week working and 1 day solid allotmenteering from Spring 22 :)

Whooooooooooooo!
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Post: # 294307Post Green Aura »

Splendid news, Viper. I think a 25% reduction with more growing/preserving/raising/planning and more judicious shopping etc should be doable. (I'm sure I could knock a fair bit off mine - got a bit lazy over the last couple of years).

Does your allotment allow chickens etc? (You may, of course, not eat meat etc). It would not only boost egg/meat savings but provide manure, thus giving extra savings.

(OH still won't let me keep chickens - I may just have to exercise my overrule button at some point :lol:).
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Congratulations! I'd love to reduce my hours. Don't think I'm really fit enough to work full time any more, especially with my long commute. :(
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Just got to run it passed the works management of course. They may not see things the same as the lady in your life Viper.

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Post: # 294312Post Viper254 »

I'm confident they will. It's Civil Service, and, although it has it's faults, they're very flexible about working hours and the like.

I am a meat eater and it would be allowed but I don't really want to keep chickens, though I agree the savings would be pretty awesome. I have access to carloads of decent rotted horse manure so I'm quite fortunate on that front!

When I say our "allotment"; I don't have the classic one down on Parksite anymore; ours is behind (but seperate to) the house so I can get away with pretty much whatever I like. I'm really lucky in that way.
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