To try and motivate me to stay on track with my self-sufficiency goals I'm participating in Sharon's Independence Days Challenge.
This past week's updates for me and our household -
1. Plant something - nothing on that front. Our ground is frozen and it's too early yet in my zone to even start seedlings indoors.
2. Harvest something - nothing here, either.
3. Preserve something - I had good intentions of making some canned soup this week, but didn't actually preserve anything this past week.
4. Waste not - did great on this one! The girls and I have been focusing on eating dinner leftovers for our lunches. We've also been continuing to work on decluttering and had several boxes filled to donate to local charity thrift stores.
5. Want Not - nothing added to food storage, but I did pick up some fishing equipment for our emergency supplies.
6. Eat the Food - we're continuing to use and eat food from our food storage, so we're doing great on this one.
7. Build community food systems - nothing on this one.
8. Skill up - hmm...this one is tricky. I did try my hand at needle felting a miniature hamster this week. I think I'm improving on my miniature work. I also embroidered and hand sewed some finger puppets. Once again, it's more refining a skill than actually learning a new skill.
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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