Garden Monday-Independence Day Challange 2012

I decided to combine the wonderful Independence Day Challange with the once a month garden update for my monday’s main posts. Going to also add links to blog I read that are doing this challange, if anyone else who read’s me is going to join, please let me know in the comments and I will link you in as well!  Thisoldnewhouse  I will do my best to direct link to the weekly posts if possable.

Plant something: KohlRabi, Radish, Beans, Green Onions, and Spinach

Harvest something: Everything counts – 35 Eggs, 11 liters of sheep milk, Sprouts

Preserve something: Cooked and Dried starting to go soft butternut sqaush

Waste not: Composting from the house, dried egg shells and crushed them for re-use, Made two Lamb Coats out of recyled kids coats.

Want Not: New water proof dog heating pad on 50% off, (can be used as a seed warming tray, in-floor heating for chicks and of course as a gently heated bed for the older hounds), Gas Stablizer 3 packs (3 per pack) Weight Tape for the barn critters.

Eat the Food: See Food Storage Fridays Reports

Build community food systems: Ordered Seeds for a friend

Skill up: Made Dog Collars, Made English style Slip over the head dog leads by working my lucet knowledge.

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7 Responses to Garden Monday-Independence Day Challange 2012

  1. Andrea says:

    Oh my word, you’re so organized. I remember being organized once. Literally one time. Seems like I’m constantly putting out fires here, you know? Makes it difficult to be organized and productive.

    Anyway, right now, I’m harvesting sap and boiling it into syrup. Would that count as preserving too?

  2. Toni says:

    I am hoping to follow the Independence Day Challenge, I do alot of stuff, just never thought to list it, it would feel a bit more productive that way.

  3. I’m always impressed with people who grow their own food!!! I’m still hoping to fit that into my budget. I’d like to try carrots and zucchini…two of my favorites 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  4. Gina says:

    Dog heating pad is a great idea for a substitute for the really expensive seed heating mats!
    I participated in the early IDCs, but this is the first time in 2 years I’ve joined the club!

    Look forward to reading your updates!

  5. Dmarie says:

    wow, well done!

    http://bettermebetterworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/lovin-this-independence-challenge.html

    check out her write up as well, great photos and even a icing recipe included!

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