Thursday, September 2, 2010

independence days challenge year 3

time to make some more wipes....i've had the entire load of wipes and diapers (used to wipe up floor messes) on the line for 2 days now...they are soaked from all the rain we are getting. small sacrifice to get much needed rain! i have an old flannel pillowcase that will be donating to the cause. it is plaid and i love plaid because of the gridlines, makes cutting easy!

sage turned 4 on tuesday. we celebrated last night. i need to write a special entry for him soon.

Planted: nothing

Harvested: chicken eggs, milk, elderberries

Preserved: dried elderberries for an upcoming swap

Want Not: obtained a book through paperback swap, printed off an earth scouts manual from online for school work, purchased a few more used books for school work as well

Waste Not: food scraps to chickens and/or compost (chickens dig in compost too); mended a skirt, fashioned a hair band out of scraps from a shirt i altered (it had these side flap things that looked stupid on me so i cut them off)

Community: sold eggs and milk to locals, sold soap, wool, eggs,  elderberries at farmer's market (we are attending 2 a week this summer); bartered milk for veggies; have been purchasing all of our veggies and fruit from the farmer's market instead of the grocery store; purchased cream from a local dairy for more butter making and used it to make some truffles yesterday....mmmmm!

Eat the Food: eggs, milk (yogurt and cheese), potatoes, zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes from market, basil, sage, thyme, rosemary plus various herbs for tea: lemon balm, lemon verbena, catnip, motherwort, bergamot, comfrey, nettles

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