Thursday, May 16, 2013
Self Sustaining Pantry, Catch Up
Been a while since I have posted this but we have got a few things.
We got two hives of bees our first time to have bees so we are learning as we go.
I found out our town has a bountiful Basket so I signed up for that I got a lot for 15 dollars several avocados, 2 heads of lettuce, bananas, cantaloupe watermelon, lots of bell peppers broccoli cucumbers a bag of apples and I did an add on of a flat of strawberries for 12.50. They do this year round and you get what is in season. If you want to see if there is one in your area you can go to http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/ You will have to create a account then you can go to your state and see if they have one in your area.
Our chickens have finally stated laying good again so now I have eggs coming out my ears.
Got several jars of beans canned.
Learned how to make my own socks.
Dandelion Jelly made and some dandelion tea made for jelly.
9 gallon bags of frozen mashed potatoes.
Strawberries in the dehydrator.
I got a soda stream for Christmas I ran out of the co2 Wal-Mart has the co2 cartridges that you trade in, they are 17 dollars (more than I want to pay) so we took it to the wielding shop and they filled it for 5 dollars that I can live with.
Pepper and tomatoes plants bought, ran out of time to get them started ourselves.
Got the two new areas for our garden spots cleared out. Now to just finish getting them ready and planted. We don’t plant until the first of June to make sure it will not freeze.
Well that is about all I have gotten done the last few weeks be so busy with trying to get water going on the fields, working in the yard and I have had a few extra kids so not getting as much done as I would like. Oh well it will still be there to do when I can get to it lol. Plus school will be out next week and the girls will be home to help get things done. It is so nice that they are such good helpers I would like to say that they never whine about helping but they do have there moments lol. All in all though they are great little workers.
Have you been able to get much done these last few weeks?