September 12, 2008

Friday Follow-up

This week:


Harvested: seeds for the chickens’ winter feed; apples.

Preserved: froze extra milk for soapmaking; froze apple peels and cores to use in making vinegar/pectin/apple jelly.

Prepped/Planned: Added a few more items to the emergency pantry, and moved all the items to a new location where they are not easily seen and consumed! Continued to work on the list of items to buy, and how much to store.

I am still planning my lean-to greenhouse and hope to get it built this fall.

Learned/practiced a new skill: made laundry soap and dishwasher soap. I have used both and they seem to be satisfactory, although I plan to use a larger amount on dirtier clothes - white socks are impossible to get clean where we live!

Cooked something new: granola bars - they were a hit. I didn't have Rice Krispies so used a combination of Cheerios, Honey Puffs and Bran Flakes. Dh doesn't like coconut, so that was omitted. I used walnuts and added a 1/4 cup of chunky peanut butter to the butter/honey/etc. Five days later they are still moist and good.

Decluttered: school books

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