Monday, June 1, 2009

Independence Day Challenge Year 2, The fifth week

Before I begin my update, I would like to direct you to some food for thought by that very smart woman, Sharon Astyk.

It was a busy weekend. I worked on Saturday. Sunday we had planned to take a ride up to Moosehead so that hubby could set up a few gigs for the summer.  However, we met a friend's partner for the first time. And interesting gentleman who has been working with alternative energy and transportation for the last 35 years. We got to see his collection of Citreon cars, electric cars, and other electric vehicles.  Very Cool! 

Further along our detours to Moosehead, we met up with some friends  for some music, beer and good conversation. I love spontaneous gatherings!

Planted: The last of the potatoes, sunflower seedlings. It is still too cold to plant many things. We did however finally get a few days of rain which was much needed.

Harvested: Comfrey, rhubarb, lettuce, spinach, scallions, chives, and Lilacs, oregano

Preserved: dried comfrey, oregano, 10 pints of rhubarb chutney. I have reached last years volume of rhubarb chutney. WE still have one jar left in the pantry from last year.

Eat the Food: mixed greens, local burgers on Saturday night,

Reduced Waste/ managed reserves:  a very good friend cleaned out her closet and I was the recipient of a new wardrobe. Thanks Louise! 

Local Foods:  A neighbor shared more rhubarb with me. I went to the farmers market the other day. I found some dry beans grown in the next town over at the SAV-A-LOT. Go figure!

Prepped: I began stocking up on canning lids, vinegars and sugars for canning season.

It is a beautiful day out there today. Sunny and breezy. A good day for planting without bugs!


1 comment:

Pat aka Posh said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend..
its going to be very hot today.. I've got laundry out drying and dreading having to take it down in 90+ weather :)
Enjoy your day