Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Independence Days Challenge- Week 7


For the last year I have been reading Touch the Earth Farm and I enjoy all her posts but I was always entrigued by her Independence Days Challenge lists. Today as I was blog browsing I saw that My Freezer is Full is also doing this challenge and the lightbulb went on and I have decided to do it! I may not update weekly but I'll try.

Here goes..........

Plant Something: As I posted before basil (which the cats have already destroyed), dill, cilantro, lettuce, cukes.

Harvest Something: eggs? and mung bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts

Store Something: nothing unless making up my weekly jar of pickled eggs & making my monthly batch of laundry detergent counts.

Manage Reserves: Used up potatoes, squash, onions, and garlic from root cellar and from the freezer we took out and consumed chicken, deer hamburg and steak, pork chops & bacon, tomatoes, zuchhini, green beans, and corn on the cob, and bread flour.

Cook something new: I made an Angel Food cake that was "the bomb" per MM. If you have lots of eggs handy this is a great recipe to use them for and it is low in calories. I just used a recipe from Betty Crocker's cook book.

Prep Something: I am prepping an area for a pantry and MM has been prepping lots of pine boards.

Reduce Wastes: I have FINALLY started to officially recycle and my plan is to get some reusable shopping bags and keep a stash of them in the car I drive most.

Learn a new skill: I have been learning to cook and eat healthier. I also continue to do the weekly photo challenge striving to be better behind the lens.

Work on communiy food security: I recenly attended a work shop on co-ops and I hope to get one started.

Regeneate what is lost: this is a tricky one and can be answered in many ways. My piggies are making lots of poo for a future garden plot...does that count? They are regenerating the earth to grow a bountiful crop.






13 comments:

Amy said...

How fun!

Joanna said...

to get some reusable shopping bags and keep a stash of them in the car
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I have the bags in the car, but everytime forget to grab them when going into the store.

Patrice Farmer said...

I love how you're really putting alot of effort in. Good for you.

GreyWolf said...

Yummm....that bread looks delish.
(I'm drooling all over my keyboard).
What?
Did you say someting else?

That bread sure looks good.
I can almost smell it from here.

Is it still WARM?
It sure looks good!

I love fresh homemade bread.
How far is it to Maine?

fullfreezer said...

Welcome to the challenge- What a great list of accomplishments!
As far as the shopping bags go- the more you use them, the less likely you are to forget them. I started using them about a year ago and at first frequently forgot them. Now I usually only forget if I'm not planning to pick up much- you know- you stop for milk and end up with 10 other things as well.
Judy

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Good ideas and that bread looks delicious!

Don said...

good, inspirational post. I aspire to just about everything you wrote.

your pics are already good!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

For some reason I missed adding your blog to my blogroll. I hope it is ok, I am going to add it today because I have really enjoyed reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hello neighbor. I have never been a reader of blogs, but I enjoyed this one. I am sure we'll meet soon, our rink is great for skating even today since we cleared off the snow.

warren said...

That is one heck of a good looking loaf of bread!

Country Girl said...

JOANNA, YOU ARE RIGHT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER TO USE THEM!

THANKS PATRICE, IT IS A GRADUAL PROCESS.

YOU FUNNY GW...HOMEMADE BREAD IS THE BEST. I CAN'T TAKE THE CREDIT, LEAH MADE IT.

THANKS FOR INSPIRING ME JUDY!

SPF, OF COURSE IT IS OK!

I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU NEIGHBOR, THANKS FOR PEEPING IN!

GreyWolf said...

Leah you are my hero, teach me how to bake bread

mommymommyland said...

Boy, does that bread look yummy!

can I have some???