Plant Something: We direct seeded fennel, eggplant, acorn squash, green onions, zucchini squash, and cucumbers into raised beds. We planted three horseradish roots. Readers can view an online version of our garden plan and journal at Smart Gardener.
Harvest Something: Again, no harvests. We do have rosemary, marjoram, oregano, sage, and rhubarb ready, though.
Preserve Something: Nothing preserved this week.
Waste Not: Started consuming more of the stored fruits. We finished using up all of the frozen raspberries from last season. I opened two jars of applesauce and one is all finished.
Want Not: Didn't add anything to food storage this week; just did our regular weekly shopping.
Eat the Food: Did better at cooking at home this week. We do need to infuse some excitement into the menus, though.
Build community food systems: Nothing here this week.
Skill up: Nothing here either.
This post is part of Sharon Astyk's Independence Days Challenge.
- 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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