Plant something: With the continues warm weather I've decided to play with a few plantings. Normally I would play it safe and just not plant anything in the actual soil until our official frost date has passed, but since we didn't really have a winter and it's been so warn, i figured I'd sow a few seeds into the ground and just see what happens. Either we'll get a few early veggies, or we won't. Time will tell.
- sweet bantam corn
- cucumbers (lemon, northern pickling and beit alpha)
- bush beans (black, trio and soy)
Harvest something (from this Harvest Monday post):
- Chard = 5 lbs 13 oz
- Kale = 3 lbs 7 oz
- Lettuce = 3 lbs 12 oz
- Eggs = 34
Waste not (beyond the weekly composting and kitchen scraps to the chickens): I gave a lot of misc. greens and turnips and radishes to the chickens this week as I started clearing out the over-wintered veggies. Not sure what happened to the turnips and radishes, but they did not do well at all this last planting. Ah well...the chickens loved the greens :-)
Also, we sold some of the excess lumber we had lying around on craigslist last weekend. The woman who purchased it was great and she asked if Tool Lady would be willing to build her some raised beds of her own...for a price of course! So, Tool Lady's currently looking into the cost and time that would be involved. We just might be able to help someone new grow their own food!!! More to come when I know more...
Want Not: Nada.
Eat the Food: Lots of eggs and greens. Lots and lots and lots. Oh...and we ate a lot of challah :-)
Build community food systems: We gave a couple of huge bags of greens to one of Fish Girls friends, sold a bag of chard and a dozen eggs to some friends of ours and we made tortillas for another one of Fish Girls friends who's been requesting them for months ;-)
Skill up: This is small, but fulfilling...I learned a new way to braid bread so it bakes up beautifully!
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