So here we go...I am going to try my hardest to eat something I grew myself every day for a year. Now, I know that there are many out there who are darn near self sufficient, and this might seem like a no brainer for many of them...and in the summer, we do eat from our garden a lot...but I want to see just how much actually comes out of our city yard.
I am going to start May 15th just because I have to pick a date. I have noticed that we have actually been doing it already all month so far but I just want an official starting date.
I will update (hopefully) every 15th of the month with progress and will welcome any comments, suggestions, stories, links, etc.
Any thing consumed will count...even a cup of mint tea.
If all the produce we eat one day comes from the yard, it does not accumulate if we don't eat anything from the yard the next day.
If anybody eats something from the yard, it will count...the boys each ate a rhubarb stalk today, but I did not...so if my challenge had officially started, I would check today as a successful day.
Now, I invite everybody to come along for the ride, on any level they see fit.
If you have a garden, try growing something new.
If you have a little patch of herbs, try drying a few for tea through the winter.
If you already preserve, perhaps you might try something new.
If you don't have a garden...maybe grow a pot of lettuce, or a pot of strawberries on your balcony.
Let's just see if we can motivate each other and learn something new.
In preparation of my challenge, I have been reading a few books on preserving and have ordered one of them (this is the book I ordered), and I have bought a few plants from our farmers market this past Saturday.
The Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) which I have been looking for for a couple of years...I found some at our nursery and this one has decided to finally peek it's head out of the ground...the other two are still waiting.
So, what do you think...want to come along for the ride? I will welcome any and all comments and if there is enough interest, I might even try to figure out one of those mister linky's.
I'll be linking this one up with Homestead Revival for Barn Hop