Sunday, March 13, 2016

Pantry Challenge #10 ... 2016

(I drank quite a bit of this 'good girl moonshine' from Trim Healthy Mama to help me stay hydrated this last week.)

I don’t have much to report for my pantry challenge this time.  I’m all recovered from having one doozy of a case of the flu which left me with a secondary condition of bronchitis that had to be treated as well.  I am happy to report that I am finally beginning to get close to feeling like normal again.  (It’s been 2 weeks and counting!) Trust me; you do not want a full blown case of the flu!!!

So, let’s see what I was able to do …

My to-do list from last time:

I’m not going to set any goals for next week as I’m still recovering from the flu. ... Good thing, because I wouldn't have been able to get them done if I had.

In addition:

I started a bucket of comfrey compost tea. It should be ready to use in about a month.

When I could think, I did some garden planning (the fever from the flu really muddled my brain for a few days!)

I cleaned and reorganized my pantry in two days … once I started feeling better.  I now know what I have on hand and what areas I need to focus on this year.

I made a big batch of cookies for my husband to share with the election workers while he was helping them with early voting.  Everything to make them came from my pantry.

I sent some of the same batch of cookies to a family in the community who had a death in the family.

That’s it!  I didn’t add one thing to my pantry!  I didn’t do any shopping!  I didn’t barter, swap, glean, coupon or shop sales!  I did absolutely nothing to add to my pantry last week and that is okay … ‘mama said there would be weeks like this’ … and she was right.  But when you have a well-stocked pantry, these kinds of weeks don’t present problems. They are just little bumps in the road that you’ve planned and prepared for through your pantry.

Here’s my pantry to-do list for the upcoming week:

Start seeds in my greenhouse.  I know I’m behind schedule for doing this, they should have already been started … just one more thing I’m blaming on that nasty case of flu!

Start a bucket of nettles compost tea

Plant comfrey in various places in yard such as by trees, clothes line, etc.  I want to get lots of comfrey growing so I will have plenty to keep comfrey compost tea available for fertilizing my garden all summer long.

Now it’s your turn, what have you done to build up your pantry or live frugally this week?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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