Homestead Happenings #1: Seeds, Trees, & Braces
I advise homesteaders to keep a journal. It's a great practice because a record of daily homesteading activities is fun and useful to look back on. But I find myself not in the routine of writing daily now. "Do as I say, not as I do," I suppose.
I thought I'd try something different instead, for you and for me. I plan to share a weekly wrap-up of our major homesteading activities. Then I'll have something to refer to in the future and perhaps you'll be inspired to take on similiar chores, projects, and events.
I'm not going to share regular activities like cooking meals, taking care of animals, and general gardening. I want to list the big things - canning days, gardening projects, irregular chores, and links - with pictures taken this week. If I can keep this up, it should build a good library of resources for fellow homesteaders and an online journal for me.
Here's what I was up to this week:
- Placed seed order with Bountiful Gardens for culinary flowers and grains.
- Taught at The Seasoned Farmhouse and The Commissary. It's good to be back in the teaching game - I haven't led any major classes since before Thanksgiving.
- Ordered (more) fruit trees and sweet sap maples from St. Lawrence Nursery.
- Comforted Lil as she adjusts to her new palate expander and braces. She's not very excited about this but in a few months she'll finally be able to share a smile with two front teeth.
- Meanwhile, I rid the house of sticky sweets that aren't good for her diet or orthodontia. Real Mom Nutrition has a great post up about "fruit snacks" a.k.a. sticky sweets in disguise.
- Posted about our hair care routine.
- Shared my recipe for ginger miso salad dressing on the Swainway Urban Farm website.
- Oogled the newly-released Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Fish & Tree Sale offerings.
- Met with Kate about her new farm Foraged & Sown and the little farms project. Yes! You can still order a bundle of highly productive perennial fruit & nut trees with us!
- Appreciated the wonder of being alive while sympathizing with friends and family affected by ill health and death this week. I am hopeful that the week ahead contains far less bad news.
How was your week? Do you think a weekly list of happenings on Harmonious Homestead is useful or over-sharing?