Friday, October 17, 2008

independence days - week 24

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.

1. plant something
^cut some sweet potato vines to start rootings for next spring's planting

2. harvest something:
^calendula flowers

3. preserve something:

^canned 14 1/2 pints butter
^canned 2 qt + 1 pt stewed tomatoes
^canned three qt + 1 pt spicy pickled okra
^dried more apples
^toyed around with making a chest salve

4. prep something:
^ordered dental kit
^scheduled eye appt.
^located source for bulk kerosene
^purchased 4 1.5 ml bottles everclear (for tincture making, not partying)

5. cook something:


6. manage your reserves:
^2 jars garlic
^4 bags coconut
^4 cans tuna
^2 bags dried cherries
^added scalpel & blades to first aid kit

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:

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