Ahhh spring- when everyyoung mans fancy turns to lust... or in my case rust.
You can always tell when I take time off from work- I go into a tailspin at home
Plant Something: Potatoes, Sprouts, Peas, some lettuce and some runner beans; Artichoke plant, Onion Sets, Some basil,
Potato Condo- phase 1
Harvest Something: Sprouts
Preserve something: Froze some citrus fruit to use for sorbets later, made some casseroles and froze them for later
Store something: Nope
Manage Reserves: Went through and checked pickles and other canned goods; got my apple trees and some strawberry plants ordered (finally) with the gift certificate I got for Christmas
Cook Something New: Orange Sorbet
Prep Something: Fixed some shelving up for plant starts in windows; Finished the SWP’s for my tomato plants;
Reduce Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair: Made a fountain out of a lamp and some ole silver plate; made a “Junk Art” Robot to hold my recipes out of a Trader Joe’s Mint tin, some bolts, some Unistrut brackets; Mounted my Solar powered security light to a pole to make light for the dog;
Learn a New Skill: Learned how to do my will online
Work on Community Food Security: Saved some coupons to give to the gal at Sustainable Burien who uses them for the food bank.
MELINDA'S BUY SUSTAINABLY CHALLENGE: Garden buying is here- sustainable buying is out the window- Bought some lumber to make raised bed boxes, bought some compost and vermiculite to fill those boxes- but since that stuff is used to grow food-I am not counting it as buying unsustainable
Melinda’s Growing Challenge- Bought an Artichoke plant – not started from seed, but wanted to try one anyway-
Crunchy’s Freeze Yer Balls off Challenge: Not so bad now that it is warming up