The garden is a bit behind where I’d like it to be, but there is still time, as Rick keeps reminding me. So here’s what has gone down in the last week or two or three. 😉
Plant something – tomatoes, beets, kohlrabi, eggplant, quinoa, onions, kale, rhubarb, squash, radishes… this is off the top of my head, so I might be forgetting something?
Harvest something – eggs, lettuce, spinach, asparagus
Preserve something – asparagus.
Waste Not – compost and recycling.
Want Not – Realized that I could use my empty canning jars to store some bulk items like rice and granola. This looks so much nicer in my cabinet and it’s much easier to find things then a bunch of bags all jumbled together!
Build Community Food Systems – um – I don’t think there’s much here. We did have the neighbor over for dinner one night? And I did find out that my friend Julie joined the farm and will be working on the same day as me (woohoo!) this summer. 🙂
Eat the Food – Jelly, ribs, and corn gone; been munchin’ fresh asparagus, made a big batch of hummus for the first time. Rick’s been diligently using all our frozen tomatoes and every time I think they’re all gone, he magically pulls another bag from somewhere! The peaches are still delicious. The pickled beets are gone now. The boys have been using frozen melon in smoothies.
What about you?
Oh, I get the death of supermama… and the temptation to prioritize the the blog about the life, instead of the life itself. Here’s your permission slip to *be*.
I recall when my kids were young, both Uncle Tony and I were so involved in their activities that we had to stop and take a look at where we were. We thought we were doing it for the kids but the kids were loosing out on time with the family. New rule – family first; other things in spare time (if you can find any).
I really enjoy your blog and am happy to see what you have accomplished. I have even started to thing like you. Use what you have before you go out and buy more. There is less waste that way. Thanks for your good example.