Well 'tis Friday and I'm ready to update after my long absence.
Sowing seed or Planting - More kale seed. I'm a firm believer that your family will never starve if you grow plenty of kale.
Sowing (direct) - bulbs 350 jonquils, hyacyths, gladies, anaemones around the herb spiral
Harvest- Kale. Picking enough for at least three meals a week for a family of six. Snowpeas are also coming in now, I have three lots of snow peas and two lots of peas so hopefully 'twill be a good supply. Parsley coming out of my ears, which is funny as we really don't eat parsley. Should start back on green smoothies again to use it up. Lots of lettuces and mustard greens as well.
Planning for The Future - Asparagus. I have the site almost prepared and am ordering 20 plants. Should be enough for us. The big thing which the Teen and myself decided last night was that all gifts for the next 12 months will be handmade. Some can be bought from LOCAL artisans/friends provided they are handmade. The majority will be made by our own little paws.
Working for the Future - Need to crank up my bottling. Overhaul the laundry in the next few months and sort out more storage.
Building Community - I'm friends with a group of women now who have a huge range of skills. Keeping it local is still the main focus of my life (The Husband still struggles with this one, in fact we just this minute had a 'discussion' about Big Corporations v's Hippies. Sigh.....
Learn a new Skill: Suggest one to me. I can knit, sew, cook from scratch, crochet, bottle, fillet a fish brilliantly and on occasion have even been known to dust. What do you think I should learn next?
Ok, am going to hit 'post' now, but as soon as The Teen wakes up I will add pics of the things I have made recently; gauntlets, a Granddad vest (was for the Husband but I forgot to use smaller needles with a thicker ply wool so it's mine now), and curtains for the alcove window.