this was a slow week for me as i was focusing on getting out the next issue of herbal roots...so, i didn't do as good as usual.
-received some fabric from a freecycle table at the festival last week that i plan to turn into a skirt for me or a dress for jaden
-mixed seed starting mix from on hand supplies to start seeds
-harvested some seeding tyfon plants to feed to the goats and sheep who gobbled them up
-reusing plastic bags for trash bags
-diligently shutting off power strips each night for computer/dsl and tv/dvd player
-making sure lights are off when we are not in the room
-purchased our chicks locally this year (rural king) instead of through mcmurray to save on shipping (as well as got them about $1 cheaper than mcmurray's price). so far, the chicks are all alive
-in addition to the purchase, we are attempting once again to hatch. i'm following a fellow homesteader's advice of hatching only the round eggs. round are supposedly hens while pointy are roosters. we'll see how that works out. i'm being very diligent about monitoring the incubator this year.
-went out to eat last night instead of cooking. after baking bread and cookies and dealing with sage all day, i was in no mood to cook dinner.
-running the incubator and heat lamp for the eggs/chicks is running up the electricity bill
-bought the older 4 kids a set of throwing knives for their spring basket along with a minimal amount of candy
-found another bag of clothes to give away to a new mama