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From the authors of Living off the Smell of an Oily Rag in NZ
Those living off the smell of an oily rag are usually keen gardeners, because fresh is best and it's a great way to save money. So let's head off into the oily rag garden, just to show it's never too cold to go gardening!
t's great to see retailers are catching on to the oily rag way of doing things by being prepared to haggle over price. The truth is the retail price on big ticket items is always negotiable, but you need to ask.
Kids - we can't do without them but they do cost a lot to keep!
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It's as old as time itself and its regaining popularity. It's bartering - the trading of goods instead of the exchange of money.
A number of readers have remarked that gardening is very much a family activity and how otherwise reluctant youngsters seem to appreciate the taste of greens more if they grow them themselves!
No doubt some reading these weekly columns are wondering what the heck living off the smell of an oily rag is all about?