Monday, December 8, 2008

Belinda's Back to Basics Challenge Update

Sowing seed or Planting

not much planting happened this week. Most of the time in the garden was spent cleaning up for the coming bushfire season. A number of garden beds were mulched ready for the summer weather.

Planning for The Future
  • All Christmas gifts planned and most purchased or made. I was hoping to make about half but the reality is more like a quarter. Next year I'll start my planning and gift making much earlier (that's the plan anyway).

Working for the Future - storing food, managing stores, preserving, building that home made cob or solar oven, adding house insulation, saving for manual grain mills etc
  • Dried some apple - its very yummy. Hopefully I'll get time to do some more before Christmas.
  • Found a supplier for local (as in roasted locally) organic fairtrade coffee. Will purchase coffee from here in the future.

Building Community - volunteering, donations, joining an existing community group, forming your own community group, taking a cake to a friend having a hard time, calling someone you just let drift out of your life, etc
  • Voluntary work with a local youth organization
Learn a new Skill
  • no new skill this week

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