Independence Days week 8
I've been trying to catch up on life after last week's trip. And I'm fighting an annoying health problem that's trying it's damnedest to be chronic or something. Plus a daughter who's keeping me up too late and a son who's getting me up too early.
It's been a long week.
Next week my excuse will be too much cutting of grass and pulling of weeds. Hopefully anyway.
1. Plant something - Nothing this week. I really need to get my summer vining stuff out. I've been late on everything else too...
2. Harvest something - Cherries. Four of them. Also one currant and one gooseberry, to see how ripe they were. And eggs. Well, and broccoli, only not in a good way. It bolted and went all spindly, skipping entirely the part that we cared about.
3. Preserve something - Still no strawberries. Maybe next week.
4. Reduce waste - Unfortunately, we had to throw out a bunch of moldy rolled oats (sounds like a good start for a tongue twister), moldy rice, and rotting apples. But we did tighten our budget up again and commit to eating out a lot less. Lori made bread, pepperoni rolls, chicken stock, and lots of yummy dinners. I used some of Meadow's rejected hay to mulch the potatoes.
5. Preparation and Storage - Got a dozen plastic buckets through a local group that's coordinating bulk orders for pantry items and such. That way we can reduce the chances of moldy oats and stuff. Sprinkled some diatomaceous earth around the floor of our storage area, to keep bugs away. Cleaned up and reorganized a little in the storage area as well.
6. Build Community Food Systems - I guess participating in the bulk ordering group is a good one here. Other than that, not too much.
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