Independence Days Update

My Independence Days Update.

You can find Sharon’s update here with other updates in the comment section.

1.Plant something – More cucumbers and tomatoes have been placed in the garden. I planted Henderson Limas and the zucchini to feed the nation. The limas have sprouted and I love the little lima children.
lima babies

The potato, corn and green beans are up.
Some of our peppers are blooming.
pepper bloom
2. Harvest something – We harvested all sort of lettuce, green onion, radishes and herbs

3. Preserve something – I dried several herbs this past week.

4. Prep something– I got information on growing upside down tomatoes which I am going to try. You can see what a great idea by going to Eclectic Edibles

5. Cook something – Always cooking but have been a bit lame on the subject since getting my new high speed. I can’t even explain the freedom I feel without being bound with dialup.

6. Manage your reserves– Spent much time with newspapers and checking local sales since I always stock up sale items when taking my shopping trips. When it takes an hour to drive to stock up we make the trip as little as possible. I am bad about just circling things on the flyers and carry them with me and not making lists. My organization skills could use some tips and patience on this. We weeded the flour beds and gardens.

7. Work on local food systems – Afraid not this week. I intend to look into a local stand that supplies local fresh eggs and take a visit to a local working meal for flour (correction I meant to say working mill not working meal here…do I have food on the brain or what!). Not enough time in my days.

I’ll leave this post with some beautiful flowers blooming at my home right now.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kalyn
    May 31, 2008 @ 13:29:45

    Hooray for high speed connection! Now we can hear from you more often.


  2. Sue (coffeepot)
    May 31, 2008 @ 13:31:23

    Yes Kalyn I so look forward to joining in WHB again!


  3. shwankie
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 20:50:35


    Sounds like a busy, productive weekend. Where is the local working mill? I would LOVE to visit one of those, but I have no idea where I’d even being looking!


  4. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 23:26:56

    hey shwankie

    The old mill is about 15 miles from my home and they do still grind cornmeal and flour there.

    I am not sure the wheat they use is local however. It is something I am looking into.


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