I didn’t have anything to report last week, so there was no “week 4” listing. This week is not much better. I’ll be glad when something other than lettuce and arugula is ready to be harvested and eaten.
Preparation and Storage
A friend of a friend passed along 10 jars of preserves, apple butter, salsa and something called peach honey (very sweet) to me. This was added to my food storage.
I was able to clear out some space-wasting food stuffs that I really don’t care for and pass these on to someone else who could really use them, and in doing so make more room for long-term food storage.
I started collecting all of the glass jars and lids I have saved over the past 6 months from the grocery store to see what I may be able to use for canning and storage in the up-coming months.
I moved some bush bean plants to thin out the rows and placed where I could find a spot for them to grow throughout the garden.
Arugula, lettuce and peas.
Preserve Something – nothing to report.
Build Community Food Systems
A friend told me that a family she knows is going through tough times – both of the parents are out of work. Between the two of us we went into our back-up food stock and put together a sizable box of food for this family of five. It helps me, too, because it frees up space for other foods, and gets rid of some items that I don’t particularly care for – especially the “meat helpers” which were passed on to me by a friend.
This friend that I helped start a garden this year has now helped this family start a garden.
Eat the Food
- Sprouts from my counter top.
- Arugula from the garden.
- Lettuce from the garden.
- Snap peas – mostly right off the vine – they never make it in the house.