Read more about why I am participating in Sharon's Independence Days Challenge, here.
Planted something - Cabbages, cauliflowers, and picked up another two mushroom compost trays from Tricia.
Harvested something - Sprouts, mustard greens, rocket, thyme, lettuce, parsley, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, starfruit, lemons, two oranges and the first sugar snap peas of the season.
Preserved something - Three jars of lemon butter and three bottles of lemon cordial; made Ghee (clarified butter).
Reduced waste - Made chicken stock from the carcass of Sunday's roast (free range) chicken and the leafy tops off a bunch of celery; Made dog food using up all the limp vegies in the bottom of the crisper and some out-of-date quinoa; Made ghee instead of buying it; Made more laundry powder, playdough and honey facial cleanser.
Preparation and Storage - Op-shopping produced another glass preserving jar to replace one more plastic container in the kitchen, and a sheer white curtain to cover the cabbage and cauliflower seedlings with to protect them from white cabbage moths; Did a big stockpile grocery shop to replace goods going out of date.
Eat the Food - Made chicken stock from a roasted chicken carcass; Trialled a new bread recipe with burghul wheat in it to use up the almost-out-of-date burghul (very nice); Substituted red mustard leaves for spinach in a curry which worked out well.
Building Community - Featured in a gardening column in a local newspaper on Saturday.
Learned a New Skill - Made ghee (clarified butter) for the first time.
So much to do, so little time! I need to get more organised so I might start a little notebook divided into sections to jot down all my aims for each division, that way I may actually get some of them done LOL.