Well, today is the first day of the No buy feb, I like to share what we have in the house to help explain things.
Fresh Food from store currently in the house
- 5 pound bag of onions
- 3 pounds of carrots
- 1 bunch of Banana
- * Green Pepper its fresh but its for Puddin.. not for our use, but I do have frozen from the farm for our own use.
From on the farm- still fresh in cellar and pantry storage
- Winter Squashes
- Sweet potato
- Winter Melon
Dairy.. I have 1 an half blocks of off-farm cheese, and I do not yet have a freshened sheep or goat on the farm, so other then canned or powdered milk and frozen butter, I am very much lacking all dairy.. It will be interesting on the cooking and baking.. but that is the point of a challenge.
The rest of everything that will be eaten and used in the next month will be from the pantry, so what do you think dear readers.. that’s not a lot of fresh food.. not really.. its going into the challenge pretty lean. What do you think you would find the hardest if you had the same things?
I will be sprouting for fresh greens, I have trays of micro-greens, otherwise, it will come from the farm, the pantry, cellar or freezer.
Thankfully, the hens are all laying strongly so we have lots of eggs coming into the house and I have a few fowl and rabbits that are ready for butchering, so we will have some fresh meat in the house as well.
Farmgal is ready for the challenge ahead. Today is the half way point between winter and spring.. and I can feel it, the solar heating from the sun in my living room is to the point that I am able to turn off the main floor heater for about eight to ten years using the solar heat instead.
So I have to tell a funny story, its a true story.. so Dear Hubby might have been moving slower then normal as its Monday or it could be that his alarm clock is five min slow. Regardless he missed getting out in time for the first bus, which means he could relax and hang around for a bit before leaving to make the second bus, so I said.. just drive in.
So off he drove into the big bus stop on the nearest big town, he still needed to use his bus pass to get from the park and ride to his work but it takes a lot less time.. fast forward a few hours and the phone rings, its Farmer T, she is at home today.. her truck need a repair and the part is in the same town that hubby parked in..
Fate it seemed was lining up today.. hubby could have parked in a few spots and he picked the one like a two min from the store that has the part LOL
Awesome, so he will be picking it up.. I get the store, we get the order figured out and its all good.. till hubby says in a low voice..
WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Me.. we do????
Yup.. pause.. NO BUY FEB!
I start to laugh, and said, it does not count if you are buying it for someone else that you are getting the funds back on..