I think it is best to revel in what has been done, than to beat up on myself about what I did not get done.
Planted: rye grass in a pot for the kitties to have as greenery this winter. Although this is not really for our human consumption ,it does keep the kitties from eating house plants and then chucking them up. So I look at this as house work mitigation.
harvested: spinach and kale. Still.
preserved: 7 quarts of beets
prepped: extra hydrogen peroxide. I like to keep a goodly supply of this on hand. Hubby works with a lot of tools and has had minor injuries. But his last summer he had a serious injury that required 13 stitches. I used nearly a whole bottle of peroxide to cleanse the wound before I rushed him to the ER. Stocked extra toothbrushes and TP. We are pretty well stocked with goods but this is a good time of year to think about taking advantage of loss leaders. Flour, sugar and other baking needs are on sale soon. We are just at the beginning of hard times and stocking up on basics is a hedge against inflation.
managed reserves: turned compost piles but I still need to make one more pile before the snow flies. I managed to mine the piles of clutter that have gather over the last few weeks and I have implemented several anti- clutter methods that I hope the troops can work with. Cleaned out teen's drawers and thinned out the outgrown clothing.
local foods: Well, we've been doing a really good job of eating from our stored food that hubby just buys milk, cheese and butter. However, the food cupboard that our church sponsors has run low of funds so we purchased extra soap, shampoo and toothpaste for the cupboard. Our neighbor is getting eggshells from a local breakfast joint to give to his chickens and floats us an extra bucket whenever he gets the chance . ( informal economy baby!!)
OOoohhhh Inspiration: New Category for the IDC challenge....Informal Economy.
reduced waste: working those compost bins, feeding those worms. I will take the out grown teen clothes and save the good quality ones for the wee one. I will give the rest to the local thrift shop.
Learned something new: I learned how to post pictures on the blog post.
Cooks something new: It was hubby's birthday today and I baked a cake from scratch. It tasted yummy. I admit, I have been a big fan of the box cake mix and tub o' frosting. So I was taking a chance that it would turn out okay ...and it did!