So been CRAZY busy this week, and wanted to get something up. We’re getting ready for a trip to Tennessee, so I preemptively crossed that off my 101 in 1001 list. Which reminded me that I could cross a few more items off as well. A month or two ago we paid off the 4Runner (WOOHOO!), and a few weeks ago, my friend Genny let me try her raw milk. Surprisingly, it tastes just like… milk. I don’t know what else I would have expected.
Anyway, in short, here’s what we did this week:
Plant something – Grapes Grapes Grapes Grape Grapes! Ok – not that many grapes. We were able to get cuttings from our friends, Rich & Rachel and so we hope to have some yummy concord grapes in a year or two!
Harvest something – eggs, lettuce, spinach
Preserve something – well no food in this category, but we put another coat of stain on the fence, as it had been a couple years – so now it is preserved for a couple years more!
Waste Not – compost and recycling, reused some scrap wood for the…. BEE HIVE! Yes yes, we have built a bee hive! Now we just need a swarm and we’ll be rolling in the honey (welllll not rolling in it, but you know what I mean)! Also sorted through Henry’s outgrown clothes for Emmett, and Emmett’s outgrown clothes to give to friends or Goodwill. Went through kids’ toys as well and made a bag for Goodwill. I have a reputation for being a Toy Nazi in this house, so there are never too many toys to go through. But the TN in me struck Monday morning. I tried to temper it a bit by putting a couple more of the boys’ toy baskets on the floor where they can reach them without help.
Want Not – um – built a bee hive, duh! Looking at ordering some bulk chicken locally, but have not taken any action yet.
Build Community Food Systems – so thinking the said grapes count here. ??
Eat the Food – yep, we did! My favorite from the week was BLT’s with avocado. The tomatoes weren’t the best, but we used our lettuce and bacon – yum!
A few bee hive building pictures for you…