I realized that I haven't done an Independence Days update for a few weeks. Life has been a bit hectic and I keep forgetting about it. Not that we haven't been productive and working toward our goals but, sheesh, I'd like it to slow down a bit! Of course, I say that but I'm loving every minute of it!
Here goes the update. I think I'm about 2 weeks behind so I'm going to try to remember what has happened in the past two weeks.
Plant something- hmm, replanted my vining crops (melons, luffa and winter squash), fennel, dill and some more summer savory. I can't quite remember when I planted my bush beans and scarlet runners. They are just now coming up- I think it's been too dry for them. I finally started watering them and they've come up. But I'm still waiting for my melons to emerge.
Harvest something- eggs (lots and lots of eggs!), kale, the first kohlrabi, chard, lettuce, a very few strawberries that I was able to beat the chipmunks to and the very first raspberry of the year! I think I'm going to cut the first head of broccoli for dinner tonight.
Preserve something- made jam: strawberry and strawberry-kiwi.
Waste not- the usual recycling, composting and scraps to the chickens.
Want not- got some more ear corn from Dad for the chickens
Eat the food- eggs, salads, eating from the freezer as much as we can.
Build community food systems- took some eggs to work and worked a Craigslist swap- eggs for empty egg cartons. Not that I really needed any more egg cartons but I needed to get rid of some eggs and I figured that maybe I could line up a new customer.
Skill up- not much- I've been cruising on auto-pilot.
See, I've been busy at home. Plus work has been exceptionally busy and with family reunion thrown in last weekend I feel like I've been flying.