Sunday, September 27, 2009

Spoons, forks and Knives- Weekly Challenge Update

Sharon's Independence Days Challenge- Year two, week 21

1. Plant something: Chard, lettuce, mesclun, kinnickkinnick ( a local ground cover that produces neat little berries)
2. Harvest something: Some lettuce, more tomatoes, pumpkins, spaghetti squash
3. Preserve something: Pureed and froze pumpkin
4. Reduce Waste (recycle, reuse, reduce, repair or compost something): Cut some old t-shirts for hankies;
5. Preparation and Storage: Made “camping cutlery”- simply drilled some holes through some cheap flatware bought at the thrift store and ran shower rings through them; bought a spare tank of propane for emergency cooking; bought a patio drip irrigation system to water the hanging garden (and just to play around with it)
6. Build Community Food Systems: Did my watering duty at the community garden
7. Eat the Food (cook or eat something new): Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds,

Melinda’s Growing Challenge: Started building a greenhouse using a canopy frame I happen to have; No seeds saved this week

Meat Free Mondays: I had a “Morning Glory” Muffin and coffee from Burien Press, lunch- had macaroni and cheese, beets and cantaloupe; lunch at work - A “Naan” Pizza (pizza sauce and cheese on naan bread; Dinner- Almond Butter/Banana stuffed French toast.

Easy Cutlery to go!

Ditch The Disposables -Drilled some holes through some flatware and put them on shower rings so I can take my cutlery with me. Bought the flatware at Thrift store. Cut up some t-shirts to make hankies.

Buy Hand challenge: Making up Movie Baskets for my cousins and their kids- was going to buy gently used DVD's from Silver Platters a local Used DVD/CD store,but found I had 50 award points at work (Safety Award for not maiming myself too seriously for the past 6 months) so was able to order some Blockbuster gift certificates, that will allow them to rent what ever they want, then I will put them in a cardboard popcorn box, with some candy, a bag of organic of microwave popping corn , this is easier than trying to buy dvd's that will interest little kids- I don't think they would be too crazy for the ones that interest me. I know their parents wouldn't! Of course the bonus to this gift is getting my cousins' kids all hyper on candy!

1 comment:

junkrescuerbeth said...

The knife, fork and spoon drilled to hang out together on a shower curtain hook are the idea of the day! I'll be heading out to my drill press darn soon to make a few of these sets for my loved ones.

Beth of Salvage Studio