June 5, 2010

Independence Days Challenge: May 30 - June 5

Just had a downpour, so I doubt anything more will get done today.

1. Plant Something -

  • buckwheat
2. Harvest something -
  • lettuce
  • Swiss chard
  • broccoli
  • daylily flower buds
  • a few strawberries
3. Preserve something -
  • froze 3 more chickens from our flock
  • 16 pints Swiss chard, canned
4. Waste Not
  • the usual
5. Want Not
  • stocked up on canned tuna fish
6. Build Community Food Systems
  • blogging about it
7. Eat the Food
  • lettuce & daylily flower bud salads
  • sautéed onion, garlic & Swiss chard
  • garden salads
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  1. planted - beans, corn, more cucumbers to replace the ones the birds are eating, herbs, beets, carrots and more salad greens
    harvested - salad greens like spinach and a variety of lettuces.
    Preserve - not so much because it is just too early in the season yet.
    waste not- hanging laundry, composting, recycling, etc
    Want not- took a trip to a yarn outlet and got some interesting deals on stash yarn for winter weaving.
    Community Food systems - blogging and sharing of plants
    Eat the food - fresh salad, yum..

  2. Nina, I need to share more plants. Of course, that means I need to plant more in containers and flats. My neighbors garden, but mostly ornamentals. Maybe some free veggie plants would be a good encouragement to them.


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