Wednesday, August 5, 2009


What a fab week away. We lucked out and managed to park ourselves right in the sunny bubble that the storms (mostly) went around. I am tanned, relaxed and motivated to get back to work.

The Match Factory is open again and ready for business. Bring it on!

Independance Days

Plant Something: nuthin'

Harvest Something: eggs, PYO strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, beet greens, radishes

Preserve Something: frozen strawberries, zuchinni chips

Reduce Waste: scraps to the chickens

Preparations and Storage: does saving two chicks and raising them in the kitchen count?

Build Community Food Systems: Showed my neighbours around the chicken pen, mostly to entertain their little girl but maybe they will be a little more understanding of Charlie crowing "every hour, on the hour." ;o)

Eat the Food: mmmmm... lots of lovely fruit. I must get back out and see if I can get enough raspberries for over the winter.