Plant Something: I direct seeded the following outside:

  • Arugula
  • Rainbow Swiss chard
  • Red Chard
  • Dwarf Kale
  • Nasturtium
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Dragon Eggs cucumbers
  • French Breakfast radishes

I also transplanted more things outgrowing the seedling trays.

Harvest Something: 55 eggs

Preserve Something: I put ten more duck eggs and two Ameraucana eggs in the incubator. I did this since these are the last of the completely fertile eggs. Our ducks are now separated from the drakes, so all the eggs will now be unfertilized.

Waste Not: We make kefir smoothies every morning and the fresh fruit peels and other parts of the fruit go out to the chickens. We’ve found that our chickens aren’t fond of all kitchen scraps. They will just leave it. They do love fresh fruits and vegetables, kefir and yogurt.

I also used up almost all the extra pots from plants and trees I had saved over the last year to transplant our starts.

Want Not: We were gifted a big block of beautiful bees wax. It smells like honey.

Eat the Food: We’ve had pork steaks (we get all our meat from the local butcher) roasted chicken, black bean soup, salads, homemade coleslaw. I always forget everything we ate during the week. LOL

Build Community Food Systems: We’re currently preparing for the farmers market. Even though we may not have fruits and vegetables ready to sell, we’ll be able to sell different seedlings and starts, as well as The Perpetual Salad Bowl. The Perpetual Salad Bowl is a concrete bowl we make, fill with soil and plant different lettuces or herbs in. When we have our business website up and running, I’ll post a link to it.

Skill Up: Nothing new this week.

Organize: We separated the ducks from the drakes and brought much needed order to their lives.