Comments on: Independence Days Challenge, Year Two! http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Tue, 05 May 2009 23:37:03 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Di http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20209 Di Tue, 05 May 2009 19:23:06 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20209 I've been doing the last one for a couple of months so ready to join in on the new year 2 challenge! I’ve been doing the last one for a couple of months so ready to join in on the new year 2 challenge!

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By: Angie http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20186 Angie Tue, 05 May 2009 14:25:59 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20186 I'm late but I will join. I’m late but I will join.

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By: Karyn http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20183 Karyn Tue, 05 May 2009 13:17:32 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20183 Here is this weeks... http://lizzylanefarm.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/independence-days-week-1/ Not a great but a good start. Karyn Here is this weeks…

http://lizzylanefarm.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/independence-days-week-1/

Not a great but a good start.

Karyn

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By: Independence Days-week 1 « Lizzy Lane Farm http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20182 Independence Days-week 1 « Lizzy Lane Farm Tue, 05 May 2009 13:16:18 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20182 [...] have joined another challenge this year, the Independence Day Challenge. Well actually I followed along informally last year but found it was hard to keep track of my [...] […] have joined another challenge this year, the Independence Day Challenge. Well actually I followed along informally last year but found it was hard to keep track of my […]

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By: Mo http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20167 Mo Tue, 05 May 2009 03:46:42 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20167 Count me in too! Just found this but loving it already. Can't wait to get started. :) Count me in too! Just found this but loving it already. Can’t wait to get started. :)

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By: Independence Days - Week 1 « Two Frog Home http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20126 Independence Days - Week 1 « Two Frog Home Mon, 04 May 2009 18:47:14 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20126 [...] Posted by Kathie under Goal Keeping, Independence Days No Comments  I’m joining the Independence Days Challenge this year.  I wanted to last year but just couldn’t with the whole new house and the [...] […] Posted by Kathie under Goal Keeping, Independence Days No Comments  I’m joining the Independence Days Challenge this year.  I wanted to last year but just couldn’t with the whole new house and the […]

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By: Lise http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20120 Lise Mon, 04 May 2009 18:07:11 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20120 I'm in again this year, but this time, will post on my new blog. :-) Lise I’m in again this year, but this time, will post on my new blog.
:-) Lise

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By: Melissa http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20113 Melissa Mon, 04 May 2009 17:08:56 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20113 I'll be doing this challenge this year too. I’ll be doing this challenge this year too.

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By: gaiasdaughter http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20109 gaiasdaughter Mon, 04 May 2009 12:36:25 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20109 1. Plant something – replanted chard and okra to compensate for a less than stellar germination rate. I also planted three flower boxes with a mixture of leaf lettuces and rocket (arugula) 2. Harvest something – harvested a couple of bell peppers from a bush that overwintered on my back porch and some radishes. 3. Preserve something - Not this week. Florida has such a long growing season that fresh food is available year round – if not from the garden, at least from the wild. Preserving is not a biggie on my list – but it would be nice to learn a few tricks in case I ever need them. 4. Reduce waste – Composting with and without worms. Worms look happy so far as I can tell. Recycling what I can. Reusing wine bottles to make a border for the beds along my walk -- better known in quilting circles as drunkard’s path! Making my own yougurt in reuseable glass jars. 5. Preparation and Storage -- Baked bread using the method described in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois and made yogurt. Finished reading Toolbox for Sustainable City Living by Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew. While the book does not go into enough detail to be a true ‘how-to’ book, it does introduce a whole panoply of possibilities for what can be done in an urban (suburban, or even rural) setting. Ordered Depletion and Abundance by Sharon Astyk. Started an emergency pantry and began stocking with beans, rice, dried fruit and canned goods. Here on my sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, our most likely emergency would be a hurricane – in which case the pantry might be gone with the wind. Hence, I’m building an emergency supply but in very limited amounts. 6. Build Community Food Systems – Gave a loaf of homemade bread to a neighbor and took another neighbor on a tour of my garden. 7. Eat the Food – The radishes and peppers went into a salad; bread and yogurt don’t last long in our house. 1. Plant something – replanted chard and okra to compensate for a less than stellar germination rate. I also planted three flower boxes with a mixture of leaf lettuces and rocket (arugula)

2. Harvest something – harvested a couple of bell peppers from a bush that overwintered on my back porch and some radishes.

3. Preserve something - Not this week. Florida has such a long growing season that fresh food is available year round – if not from the garden, at least from the wild. Preserving is not a biggie on my list – but it would be nice to learn a few tricks in case I ever need them.

4. Reduce waste – Composting with and without worms. Worms look happy so far as I can tell. Recycling what I can. Reusing wine bottles to make a border for the beds along my walk — better known in quilting circles as drunkard’s path! Making my own yougurt in reuseable glass jars.

5. Preparation and Storage — Baked bread using the method described in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois and made yogurt. Finished reading Toolbox for Sustainable City Living by Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew. While the book does not go into enough detail to be a true ‘how-to’ book, it does introduce a whole panoply of possibilities for what can be done in an urban (suburban, or even rural) setting. Ordered Depletion and Abundance by Sharon Astyk. Started an emergency pantry and began stocking with beans, rice, dried fruit and canned goods. Here on my sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, our most likely emergency would be a hurricane – in which case the pantry might be gone with the wind. Hence, I’m building an emergency supply but in very limited amounts.

6. Build Community Food Systems – Gave a loaf of homemade bread to a neighbor and took another neighbor on a tour of my garden.

7. Eat the Food – The radishes and peppers went into a salad; bread and yogurt don’t last long in our house.

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By: Week 1: Indepedence Day Challenge « http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20105 Week 1: Indepedence Day Challenge « Mon, 04 May 2009 10:51:23 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/04/28/independence-days-challenge-year-two/#comment-20105 [...] 2009 May 4 by linda I mentioned this challenge last week. To sign up for it yourself, visit Causobans Book. Its fun and it served the purpose of keeping me on track this week. I can’t wait to read [...] […] 2009 May 4 by linda I mentioned this challenge last week. To sign up for it yourself, visit Causobans Book. Its fun and it served the purpose of keeping me on track this week. I can’t wait to read […]

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