Busy catching up on those things that I could not get to when I was under the weather. Busy putting the garden to bed. Busy machine knitting for the few craft fairs I will be doing this holiday season. Busy with Sunday school and youth group stuff. Sigh...Yes January....
Plant: finished planting the garlic. Approximately 150 bulbs were planted most of that was from seed I saved from this years crop.
Harvested:carrots, kale and spinach
preserved: 7 quarts of carrots prepared for soups.
prepped: I went to the Goodwill and found more canning jars, long underwear for the wee one in a larger size. Stocked up on olive oil, honey,peanut butter, organic noodles. I found some cordoroy fabric at the Goodwill that I will use for making myself a skirt and making the wee one some overalls.
managed reserves: working to finish putting the garden to bed.
local food systems: a neighbor gave us a bushel of organic beets. I have been sharing them with a few folks and need to figure out what to do with the rest. I already have all the pickled beets we could eat for a year. I might can some to serve with roasted root veggies. Any ideas are welcomed. Made yogurt and kefir from local milk.
reduced waste: I am really grooving on the little worms in the bin in my bathroom. I will not have to corral all the food scraps around the compost bin after the spring thaw.
cooked something new: kefir. It wasn't a big hit. I might try it again and ferment it for fewer hours. It was too sour.
learned something new: researched ways of making patch work clothing.