Thursday, August 7, 2008

July 2008 Independence Summary

I have seen these lists in the homesteading blogs I read. I find them very interesting and wanted to do it in my blog too!


July 2008 Independence Summary

Planting, Harvesting & Preserving
Harvesting Lettuce,Tomatoes and Peppers from the Garden

Strawberry Jam - 7 Jelly Jars
Grape Jelly - 7 Jelly Jars
Orange Juice Jelly - 7 Jelly Jars
Banana Jam - 7 Jelly Jars
Dill Pickles- 8 Quarts
Sauerkraut- 10 Quarts

Strawberries- 6 Quarts
Blueberries- 2 Pints

Dried- so far all of these were just experimental. No real amount worth reporting.
Green Onions

Preparedness & Planning
Matt is working on a "rig" for me
Matt organized and tested Emergency / Survival Gear

Managing household & reserves –
Working on clearing out Freezer to make room for products of Harvest.
Matt reviewed, organized and tested Emergency / Survival Gear
Using Clothesline to dry clothing
Rain Havesting for watering plants

Keeping it Local –
Finding local Farmers Markets and Farms to purchase things from.
Brought some locally raised Pork.
Got a Food Dehydrator from using Freecycle

Learned New Skill or Tried Something New –
Made Jams, Jellies, Pickles and Sauerkraut.
Researching Covers for the Raised Beds.
Vermicomposting- My Worm Farm!
Canning Class- Pickling

Misc. & Handcrafting -
Researching and reading articles and books on survival, homesteading and back to basic skills.
Researching covers for the Raised Beds.

1 comment:

ilex said...

That's great, Carolyn. Congratulations! You've made a lot of progress this season.