1. Plant Something-
Too early but I'm thinking about starting some seeds soon.
2. Harvest Something-
We've been getting a nice steady supply of fresh eggs from our new hens! I have been giving my kids some of the extras. They are so good!!!
Bought some local Artisan breads at the grocery outlet and froze them. Stocked up on some cheese's and fish.
4. Manage Reserves- Get a Good Deal/Barter/Stock Up/Prep-
Save quite a bit of money buying our new electric tea kettle instead of replacing our Keurig. We are using up the Keurig pods up by putting the contents in a mesh coffee filter inside a bamboo tea strainer. Dave does drink coffee so he's working on those. I'm strictly black tea! I bought him some fresh beans today! Cost Plus had a nice selection.
5. Eat the Food- Try New Foods/Recipe-
I have a new Irish fish stew recipe I'm going to dry along with some Irish soda bread. I made some Irish soda bread with currants recently but we'll make the more traditional with raisins. I bought a new cookbook on Irish cooking that looks really great! I got a low-cost used copy on eBay-
I'm also going through some recipes through a library book that I got on cooking in the Alps-
6. Build Community Food Systems-
Nothing yet too early for farmers markets.
I went through our holiday things and donated quite a bit. Also donated some extra kitchen decor, bedding and a few other things. Bought several things on eBay and at local thrift stores. With covid I have not been going to thrift stores nearly as often. In my last post you can see all the cool thrift store items I got recently Thrifting Scores x 3!
8. Skill Up-
I learned recently about the history of the Union Jack Flag in the United Kingdom-
9. Regenerate What is Lost/Salvage Something-
I have a house plant that really needed a new pot and some fresh soil since it was failing after about 10 years-
With our first Covid stimulus check I had bought some insulated curtains for my office. I realized I needed to tie them back otherwise it was a little too closed. I just use some string at the time and kind of forgot about it. I finally bought some minimal burlap looking ribbon, goes with the fabric okay. I bought a couple of cup hooks and put those in to have something a little bit nicer than push pins. A pretty cheap upgrade-
At the same time I also bought some cranberry colored ribbon to replace the string on my Christmas quilt's rod. Already packed away so you'll see it next year. I found at a thrift store, added a rod on the top and hung it-