Friday, July 18, 2008

independence days - week 12

since i'm struggling to get the garden in again this year due to my rambunctious toddler, i thought taking the id challenge would be a good moral booster for me. i try to practice this idea anyway during the growing seasons so it's a great reminder of how much i really do even when it feels like i don't.

out of town half of this week so again, not much done...

1. plant something:
^transplanted astragalus, banana trees

2. harvest something:
^eggs, milk
^lamb's quarters, basil

3. preserve something:
^holy basil in everclear

4. prep something:
^made patchouli soap

5. cook something:

6. manage your reserves:
^brought home 2 sheep and 2 polish chickens

7. work on local food systems:
^sold eggs and jellies at local farmer's market
^bartered with produce vendor: milk for veggies
^met with chef and set up time for delivery
^taught friends to make soap

8. reduce waste:
^use canvas bags at grocery store and farmer's market
^re-use egg cartons for our nest run eggs

9. Learned a skill:

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