Friday, 2 March 2012

Independence day challenge #3

Ok so it's Friday already so time to see how I have managed this weeks Independence days challenge.

1. Plant something- we have begun our spring planting, planting; peas, sweetcorn, aubergine, leek, pepper, tomato, beginia,sweetpeas, parsnip, cauliflower, lobelia, broccoli, french bean. I plan on planting a few seeds every week to make a  successional harvest.

2. Harvest something. we have harvested red cabbage, curly kale, savoy cabbage, bay and rosemary.

3.Preserve something. I froze some reduced items from the supermarket.
4. Waste not We used compost from the compost heap to plant the seeds, and toilet roll/wrapping paper tubes as seed pots.

5. want not I bought some reduced price meat for freezing, some reduced price cereal and wafers because of their damaged boxes ( 50p for a box of rice krispies and 20p per box of ice cream wafers). Also some stickers for 5p a box I used to decorate around my house.

I also gave these to my allotment neighbour

6. Eat the food I cooked a roast chicken on Sunday which made dinners for Monday and Tuesday as well, and 2 jars of stock. I also had apple and rhubarb I froze from the allotment last summer with some custard for dessert.

7. Build community food systems
I took the bay and rosemary to school as well as some cabbage and kale for the children in my class to chop and use in the role play corner.

8. Skill up
I have learnt to join a new ball of wall to my crochet, ok so I need to ind a ball of wall to match the colour my mum started it in, of the 2 bin liners full of yarn I inherited from her none of them match!

Ok so I seem to have acheived more than last week.

Thia post was inspired by Angela over at The high desert chronicles The Independence day challenge originally came from the Chatelaine's Keys. If you are inspired to do the same then leave a comment below linking to your post.


  1. Hiya
    Very impressed. You have inspired me. I am going to try the challenge this week. I plan to start to prepare my raised bed this weekend.

    I really like reading your posts.

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy my ramblings.

      Good luck preparing the raised bed- I need to find some time to finish what will be the pea/bean bed at the allotment this weekend

      I do find this challenge is helping me to focus- possibly because it suits my competitive side :-)

  2. You've been busy! It always feels nice to jot down what you've accomplished! So much better than thinking about what you haven't accomplished ;-) Enjoy your weekend!

    1. That is something that I definately like about this challenge- it really makes you concentrate in a positive way on your achievements. Hope you are having a good weekend :-)

  3. I'm looking forward to when I can join you and Bee Girl in the independence day lists - have my hands full at the moment but thanks for the inspiration - have a super, wonder-filled, Sunday : )

    1. I look forward to seeing your challenges when you are able to join us, thanks for stopping by