OK, it’s only been a few days since I signed up for Sharon’s Independence Days Challenge, but here’s an update.
- Plant something. I planted some lettuce seeds, another row of carrots, some more peas and some more green beans.
- Harvest something. Basil, the last of the peas, the first of the green beans.
- Preserve something. I made and froze pesto with the basil and garlic from Chris and Melissa. I also blanched and froze 1 bag of peas and 2 bags of green beans.
- Prep something. I pulled out the bolted lettuce and the dying pea plants, weeded and got the ground ready to plant seeds.
- Cook something new. green beans (new recipe)
- Manage your reserves. I cleaned all of the clutter out of the pantry.
- Reduce waste. (Sharon added this one from the original.) I tossed all of the bolted lettuce, ends of the beans, shells of the peas, and corn husks in the woods for the animals. Does that count?
- Work on local food systems. Got native corn from my family’s farm. Got onions and garlic from Chris and Melissa’s garden. Spreading the corn word through Corn Week posts!
- Learn a new skill. (Also added)- None that I can think of. But I did learn that Ed and I can’t possibly eat 24 heads of lettuce when they’re all ready at the same time… so I think that counts. I learned from all the bolted lettuce and will succession plant from now til the end of the lettuce season.
OK, OK, Corn Week will continue later today…