Saturday, 24 March 2012

Independence day challenge #6

The weeks seem to be flying by, have a look at what I have been doing this week;

1. plant something
this week I have planted

2. harvest something
compost from the garden to plant in

3. preserve something
nothing preserved this week

4. waste not
the seeds are planted in empty food containers which would have otherwise gone in the bin.
I have been watering my plants using water collected in the water butt over the winter.

5. want not
I have bought yellow stickered items- bread, veg, books as birthday presents for Stephanie's friends, items for Stephanie's up coming birthday

6. eat the food
we have been very unfrugal this week and have eaten out twice. We had a family meal out on Sunday as it was mother's day and then last night we had an impromptu bowling trip for my nephews birthday so we ate out.
Today Stephanie asked for pizza hut, we made home pizza hut;

complete with pizza, salad and nachos.

7. build community food systems
Nothing this week

8. skill up
This week I made myself a new item of clothing using an existing item as the basis for my template, I'm not going to tell you anymore now- all will my revealed in the spring fair.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your pizza looked delicious and it is nice to have a meal out sometimes too even if it is just to avoid the clean up.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I must confess the pizza is an asda frozen one I am not keen on my own dough it is never quite right, the asda pizza was lots cheaper than pizza hut though :-)

  2. Sometimes pizza is just the right food!

    My plants always grow better with rain water. I can water them like crazy with our well water, but as soon as the rain comes, POOF! everything grows a foot. LOL

    1. Lol yep, rainwater is magic stuff. Except on my patchy grass no matter how hard I try I can just not get rid of the patches!

  3. Yeah...gotta love pizza!

    Thanks for reminding me about cauliflower! I have to get some! I haven't tried to grow it yet...any tips or suggestions?

    1. It's my first try at growing cauliflower, I will let you know how it turns out. So far I have just put the seeds in compost, am hoping it isn't any more difficult than that :-)

  4. That pizza looks delish. You'll soon be putting all your home grown veg on top! I'm looking forward to your post for the Virtual Spring Fair on Saturday. See you then.
    Love from Mum

  5. I can't wait for the home grown veg to start!
    I have a few bits ready to showcase, not as much as I had hoped due to illness; mine, the children and collegues (meaning less free time at work). But a few non-the-less.

    Can't wait to see what everyone else posts :-)