I am back from a long vacation and catching up on everything. We worked like crazy finishing projects before we left. It seems that we should go away more often so we can get things done.
Here is what we got done.
PLANTED- 15 feet of okra (60) plants
HARVESTED- lots of tomatoes and peppers, six eggplant, two seminole pumpkins, black eyed peas and some green beans. After returning I harvested 16 cayenne peppers and a pound of pineapple tomatillos. Everything is looking sick and near the end.
PRESERVED- Froze tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Made 3 batches of blueberry jam and one of raspberry jam at friends house.
STORED-eight more boxes of pasta, four boxes rice/couscous mix. One jar raspberry jam, one jar cranberry vanilla jam(thank you Sharon).
PREPPED-Built yard onto our chicken coop
MANAGED-Put older hens in with teenager hens. Cleaned all animal cages. Let turtles return to wild. Mowed yard and garden paths. Helped weed friends gardens, helped Danielle trellis her tomato plants in her market garden whew!
REDUCE WASTE-Took seven garbage bags of clean clothes that I retrieved from a dumpster to a thrift store that doesn’t charge for clothing only asks for donations.
NEW SKILL-Learned to make tortillas and a soft set cheese from Danielle.