Friday, August 8, 2008

independence days - week 15

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.

my parents brought over several bags o vegetables. i used them wisely, thanks to my wwooer that just left today.

1. plant something:

2. harvest something:
^eggs, milk
^cucumbers, tomatoes

3. preserve something:
^apricots given to me by fellow farmer at market (7 pints preserves)
^8 qts and 1 pint sweet pickles

4. prep something:

5. cook something:

6. manage your reserves:
^weeded like crazy!

7. work on local food systems:
^sold eggs and jellies at local farmer's market
^bartered with produce vendor: milk for veggies

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

9. Learned a skill:

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