I haven’t done the Independence Days Challenge before but I thought I would try this week.
Plant something: I planted nothing but good idea! I have seeds I should plant them.
Eggs 2 dozen?
Mint for iced mint water
3 pounds of blackberries from behind our house
Picked 8 pounds of peaches at U-pick for $1.25 a pound
-Drying dill, mint, comfrey and shisandra berries.
Waste not: feeding things to the chickens especially the remaninig 9 meat birds, reusing juice containers and putting kombucha or ginger ale in them.Recycling wine bottles for mead and wine.
Want Not: The only stocking I have done is I get some extra pasta and sauce once a week at the grocery store in addition to the preserving I have done.
Eat the Food:
-eating eggs, Willow picks out her own eggs and is learning to crack them into the pan.
-blackberries we pick these and eat them as is, or Mommy has her’s in vodka
-food from farmer’s market: yellow squash, apples, red plums
Build community food systems: What have you done to help other people have better food access or to make your local food system more resilient?
Build Community Food Systems:
-bartering with neighbors for babysitting the girls (=1 chicken and 1 dozen eggs)
-answered questions about pasture raised chicken from new harvesters at the farm I volunteer at. Showed them how to remove the head, legs and the oil gland.
And a new one: Skill up: Teaching myself and experimenting with natural dyes from the weeds around our house and in the yard.