Friday, October 3, 2008

independence days - week 22

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.

october already???! where has the time gone?!

1. plant something:
^need to start planting garlic

2. harvest something:
^eggs, milk
^20 gallons tomatoes from my parents' neighbor's garden
^2 1/2 gallons english walnuts at my parents' house
^2 gallons hazelnuts at my parents' house

3. preserve something:

^19 pints tomato juice
^8 qts, 4 pints tomato sauce

4. prep something:
^rubber boots for sage
^stored 7 lb almonds, 7lb cashews, 1 lb pistachios, 1 lb wasabi peas, 16lbs. coffee, 1 pkg. yerba mate, 2 bags bison jerky, 2 lbs pasta, 8 pkgs pop tarts, 10 bags/lbs chocolate chips, 10 lbs bacon, 12 lbs butter (i'll make some into ghee & store some in the freezer), 4 gallons olive oil (soap making purposes), 4-3 liter extra virgin olive oil (cooking)

5. cook something:


6. manage your reserves:
^organize storage area in basement
^started printing out where there is no doctor & where there is no dentist (need to get a ream of colored paper to print the colored sections) note to self: pick up 2 binders the next time i'm at thrift shop for 50 cents each

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

9. Learned a skill:


Gina said...

Thanks so much for that doctor/dentist link. I am going to print them out in entirety as well. What a great reference!

outreach said...


My name is Tearrie and I am the publicist assistant at Hesperian, publisher of Where There Is No Doctor. Thank you for creating a link to our web page, and helping with spreading the word about our foundation. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions, inquiries, or find yourself in need of more health-related resources.


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