Independence Days Update, July 28

Plant something.  

  • too rainy last week, didn’t plant anything…

Harvest something. 

  • parsley
  • basil
  • pickle cukes
  • greenbeans
  • yellow squash
  • crookneck squash 
  • chives
  • my first couple of (small) tomatoes

Preserve something. 

Prep something

  • Ed built shelves and hangers in the garage.  We organized our gardening stuff.

Cook something new.  

  • maple/mustard breaded baked pork chops (my invention, but forgot to take a picture… I’ll post pictures next time)
  • bacon and onion pizza using Chris and Melissa’s onions
  • Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe from Animal Vegetable Miracle)

Manage your reserves.  

  • used some of the pesto I froze earlier this summer 
  • organized freezer

Reduce waste.

  • reusable shopping bags
  • Sigg water bottle 
  • made pickles out of the plethora of cukes from our garden and Chris and Melissa’s garden

Work on local food systems

Learn a new skill.

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