Plant Something – Rick replanted the skips in our spinach, lettuce and radish rows. And we have a radish thief… one of the hens keeps jumping the fence and stealing the seeds. It may be time to clip their wings. ;)
Harvest Something – Eggs! Each day we get 2 to 3 eggs from our adult hens. I was being quite miserly with our egg consumption this week, so the cartons are full!
Preserve Something – I’ve picked some raspberry leaves to dry. I’m going to try to make raspberry leaf tea from them instead of buying the stuff. Never tried this before!
Reduce Waste – normal recycling, composting, feeding scraps to the chickens, etc. Nothing new to add to this category this week.
Preparation and Storage – We’re looking into getting another freezer. We may get it for ourselves so we can harvest a buffalo this year, or we may get it and give/resell it to another family who needs it. We’ll see on this. It’s not done this week though, so it may not quite count. ;)
Build Community Food Systems – Does this count? I gave gifts to my friends and cousin for my baby shower. It was a bee themed shower, so their gifts included honey from local farms and bees wax candles from local artisans.
Eat the Food – I know this is bad, but I FINALLY broke into the frozen pablanos. We had four bushels of roasted chiles from last September. Half Anaheims and half pablanos. I just didn’t know what to do with the pablanos. But I braved it, and they were so good. Glad we have more to eat, but I’m wishing we had started eating them sooner!