PLANT SOMETHING: I started my seeds.
HARVEST SOMETHING: Eggs of course - not much else is up in the garden yet at this point except some really tiny chives.
PRESERVE SOMETHING: I canned turkey, turkey broth and garbanzo beans with spices (ready for hummus!)
WASTE NOT: I boiled the turkey bones down to make the broth but I'm still not happy with how much seems to get wasted. I need to improve how I go about it - any suggestions?
WANT NOT: This is the area for purchases for the future. Here's all the herbs I ordered ready for storage in a cool dark place.
EAT THE FOOD: We've had several stews - one with leftover turkey and beans on canning day. I made another batch of yogurt but I think I added the yogurt culture to the milk when it was still a little too hot - it turned out a little running but yummy!
COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS: Chatted with a friend about canning - does that count?
SKILL UP: I've been reading about pastured chickens and working out a plan to turn an old trailer into a moveable chicken tractor for the meatie birds this summer. We pumped up the tires, dragged it out of the barn where it has been sitting for 20+ years. Now it's sitting in all it's broken-down glory in the driveway awaiting transformation.
|Don't be a chicken!|
Anyone going to join Jayne and I on this challenge? Remember it's only to encouragement us to head in the right direction - did you do ONE thing on the list? Celebrate and tell me about it!