Monday, May 17, 2010

Independence Days challenge: onions at long last!

(Lucy shops the Tuesday farmer's market)

Time again for Sharon's Independence Day's Challenge:

1. Plant something:
Potatoes. Grape tomatoes. Moved the potted Meyer lemon and fig trees to the gardens from indoors.

2. Harvest something:
Eggs. Comfrey. Sorrel, kale, lettuce, good king henry, lovage, violets.

3. Preserve something:
Dried comfrey and carrot greens for winter chicken feed.

4. Waste not:
Planted the last of our stored potatoes, which had sprouted profusely!

5. Preparation and storage:
Mended the chicken coop, which was is starting to fall apart. Finally cleaned out the winter's buildup of deep litter and spread it on various garden beds.

6. Build community food systems:
Nothing big, just our usual supporting local farmers at two farmer's markets.

7. Eat the food:
Green smoothies. Parsnips, leeks, scallions, and ONIONS from the farmer's market (we missed onions a lot since we ran out a few months ago!)


Luisa said...

Sounds like you've been busy. Lucy looks like a pro shopping at the farmer's market :)

trish said...

Have you read the book No Impact Man? Sounds like you are on an awesome it! And could the little one be any cuter in that hat and dress! Yikes!!

Stephanie said...

ack! No onions for months! oof.