1. Plant something: My garden-Planted some sage; mustard greens, turnip greens, Nasturtiums, Chard and romaine lettuce in the Vertical Garden; planted mustard and turnip greens in Victory garden and radishes
2. Harvest something: PLUMS; TOMATOES; Red Onions; Cucumbers, dill, radishes
3. Harvest Something From the Victory Garden for the Food bank- Icicle Radishes- ½ pound, three little pickling cucumbers ½ pound
4. Preserve something: More Basil Cubes, Dried and jarred dill;
5. Reduce Waste (recycle, reuse, reduce, repair or compost something): Repaired a pair of Vice Grips- found a metric bolt that fits where the adjustment bolt fell out of and got lost; made a moderate repair to my Nuetron Electric Lawnmower; Made a BBQ out of a steel truck wheel; repaired a fan (thank God cause it is hot out); found a Shoe holder to make a vertical garden out of at the thrift store; made a box planter out of an old TV stand and another out of the drawer from the old TV stand,
6. Preparation and Storage: Bought 5 boxes of Ak Mak crackers on a great sale
7. Build Community Food Systems: Took 3 pounds of lettuce and Swiss Chard to the food bank;
8. Eat the Food Cook (cook or eat something new): Plum Turnovers, Plum Crumble, Made tzatziki, using the cucmbers, some garlic and dill from my garden
Melinda’s Growing Challenge: I have seen the heads of broccoili. I will not be defeated by broccoili plants. Muwhahaha.
Meat Free Mondays: Ate some plum cobbler for breakfast; had a veggie burger, salad and watermelon for lunch, dinner was cheese and ak mak crackers, with a plum turnover
Crunchy’s Buy Nothing Challenge: Started of with a bang- have not bought a new mattress or freezer- looking on Craig’s list for freezer to make Ms. Crunchy happy- So I can happily say for the first two days I only bought a 2” PVC Bushing, to make a fruit picker out of, Some clear plastic tubing (not counting as it is to make a sight gage for work out of) A thermometer for the Community garden. Oh yeah a replacement grill for the BBQ I made out of a steel truck wheel. I should get credit for that one though- the wheel came from Freecycle, the legs I had sitting around. The only part I bought was the grill. I would have looked at free cycle, but then what to do with rest of the BBQ? I thought it was more wasteful to take an old BBQ just for the grill, and then through away the base- of course I could have taken it to the recycle center as scrap.