Independence Days: Weeks 24 & 25

Turns out I had a lot to say in the Independence Days thread when there was no food coming out of the garden, and very little to say now that the garden is bursting.  Onions, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, basil.

Plant Something: forgot again

Harvest Something: raspberries.  We’re getting some every day now. Tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, zucchini.

Waste Not: Hang-dry laundry, use scrap cloth for sewing projects (more on this later).  Also, I have a whole bunch (two large bouquets) of lavender I bought on a lavender farm in Washington several years ago.  I love how it looks and smells, but it’s so dry now that it sheds everywhere.  It smells great when I vacuum it up, but…  So I put it in a bag and shook as many of the seeds off the stems.  I’m have all sorts of fragrant plans for it!

Want Not: Took stock of the freezer so we’d know what we have (and don’t).

Build Community Food Systems: nothing

Eat the Food: we’re using up last summer’s basil (I puree it with oil and freeze it in ice cube trays, then store it in bags) in lots of pasta salads and soups.  More plum cake, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and Roast Tomato Soup.

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