Monday, May 19, 2008

Independance days - week 3

1. Plant something - I transplanted some basil and brussel sprout seedlings that had outgrown their containers.

2. Harvest something - I harvested someone else's strawberries.

3. Preserve something - I made 11 jars of strawberry jam.

4. Prep something - I submitted my food buying club order this week. We are really stocking up this order since we don't plan to be here for any more orders. I want to make sure I don't have to worry about getting food immediately after we move.

6. Manage your reserves - I've been working on cleaning out our freezer before we move. I don't want to end up throwing anything away. We used up the last of the corn, brocolli and cauliflower from the freezer. I also used the second to last package of frozen blueberries in muffins this week.

8. Compost something - this is ongoing, yard waste goes in the outside compost, food waste goes to the worms.

9. Learn something - I've done a bunch of research this week on tractors, trying to figure out what we are going to need and what brand we should get. I've also been researching fencing to figure out what type of fencing we will need.

10. Store something - Got a few more packages of pasta to store. The order I placed this week is all stuff to be stored.

Not too bad overall.


Wendy said...

I disagree with the comment you left on my blog. YOU did MUCH better than I this week - and in the middle of moving and showing your house, too! I'm totally impressed, and I bow to your superior "independence-ness" ;).

Seriously, incredible job at hitting all ten items in one week. You rock!

Christy said...

Actually, I didn't do 5 or 7 ;). I think we both did great considering our lives at this moment.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! That is amazing! I didn't realize you had to do so much WEEKLY for this challenge you're in. Great Job!

Christy said...

Actually you can decide how much you want to do for the challenge. There are 10 categories and you can choose to do 1 each day, or 1 each week or something from 1 each week, or whatever will work for you. The idea is just to start doing more each week to work toward food independance.