Back To Basics Challenge
Sowing seed or Planting
Nothing this week.
Planning for The Future - meal planning, the next seasons garden plan, working out storage plans or more long term goals and projects like plans for digging root cellars
I did a bit of networking about uni for my son.
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
My husband has been painting his ceiling that was screwed up literally to batterns made from reused wood. He also got the elastic in the waistband of my ebay bought jeans without drama.
My daughter tried out some yeast that was past it's date and found it was still good. I have also replaced the yeast canister that we keep in the fridge. It lasts for a very long time, as in lots of pizzas, not something you have to buy everyday. The other yeast was the one in the box.
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
We took two shopping bags of clothes to the op-shop.
Learn a new Skill
I learnt to pack up and move my own computer without relying on others in the family. I disassembled the computer, UPS, printer, router, keyboard, speakers and monitor. I was surprised just how many chords it takes for a hobby like this. When the family had a chance they brought my forgotten mouse pad and UPS. Not sure if anyone remembered my chair.
I am still practising using my reaing glasses while supermarket shopping.
Think you have no skills? I watched a show called Feeding Frenzy, the first episode I think. It showed a family that was able to make a lasagne after eating frozen lasagne usually. The surprising part about this family of ready meal eaters (I think) was that it took 20 minutes for them to find the pasta sheets in the supermarket. I like those types of shows speaking of what skills you can gradually lose.
This meme comes from Belinda's blog.