Monday, May 24, 2010

Independence Days Challenge ...summer already?

Phew it is HOT! Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter, low 90's. We had rain here last Wednesday but we could really use more. It has been a very dry spring. The forest fire danger was high this past weekend, statewide. Time to begin rain dances....

But there is still plenty of bare soil in the garden that needs to be filled. Tis time to get the rest of the garden in for the year. I am trying to get out early in the morning to work in the garden and spend the afternoon either crafting, taking care of chores or preserving produce from the garden. It is really a balance this time of year to get all things I have to do and still fit in a few of the things I want to do. We have a tendency to get lost in the work and forget to take time for family and quiet time.

Plant: bush beans, dill, potatoes

Harvested: spinach, lettuce, scallions, oregano, comfrey, rhubarb, eggs

Preserved: 2 quarts of frozen spinach, 6 pints of rhubarb salsa, 1 pint dehydrated scallions

Eat the food: salads, eating last years rhubarb salsa on homemade tacos

Want not: we made homemade playdough, mended pants, scraps to the chickens, sheared sheep and skirted wool.

Waste not: mulched paths of garden with grass clippings from lawn, mowed lawn after letting the ladies to eat it down for us.

Support local food sytsems: Moo Milk, local beef


Wendy said...

Would you share your rhubarb salsa recipe? I have a ton of rhubarb that I haven't even harvested, because I'm the only one who'll eat rhubarb jam, the strawberries aren't ready yet (for strawberry rhubarb pie), and I don't know what else to do with it ;).

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