Saturday, November 1, 2008

independence days - week 26

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.

6 months!

1. plant something
^transplanted peppers to bring inside

2. harvest something:
^calendula flowers
^green beans - one round then the freeze hit :(

3. preserve something:

4. prep something:
^ordered seeds
^hopefully located more chicks to replace those the weasels wiped out

5. cook something:

^lots of cooking on the wood stove top this week, soups, stews, bacon & eggs

6. manage your reserves:
^made soap
^stored the winter squashes in the bales of hay (used the existing stack to create a root cellar)
^winterized celery patch

7. work on local food systems:

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

9. Learned a skill:
^lots of cooking on the wood stove top this week, soups, stews, bacon & eggs, learning to manipulate the fire to my advantage

1 comment:

Gina said...

i've been meaning to tell you, we love the soap you gave us. so nice smelling and lasts a long time!! we so appreciate it. it's an area i've had plans to venture into (have molds and scents), but haven't yet.

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