However, I have decided join in for August's update, albeit a bit late, because it really is nice to stop and reflect on my acheivements (or not) for the month. So here goes...... This was my August -
My nourish and grow categories go hand in hand this month. My garden has been going really well this winter so I have been using our produce to decide what to cook. The young chooks were also coming into lay so I have had heaps of eggs to use.
Green - We've been doing the usual. We use citrus cleaner, bi-carb and not much else. I am amazed at how many uses bi-carb has! It cleans my bath, sink, dishes, teeth and is my deodorant as well.
Grow - We've been eating broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, lettuce and some rhubarb. I have onions growing along with more brassicas, silver beet, garlic, kale, broad beans and peas. Every now and then I pinch an immature onion for a recipe. I carefully choose one to thin out and let the one next to it have a bit more space. I'm doing the same with garlic. I don't have any ready yet, so I just use a young one straight from the garden if I need garlic in a meal.
I sow all my seeds in August so they're starting to peek through.
Enhance - Some big news about my Rosie. She is expecting a baby in December! I will soon have two grandchildren. I have been to her place (which is far too far away for my liking) and planted up a veggie garden for her. She and her partner are new to gardening so I thought it would be easier if I just got the garden started. Then they can see how easy and satisfying it is to reap the rewards.
Fair Food Week celebration. It was very successful and hopefully won some converts to fair, ethical food.
Enjoy - I have really enjoyed my garden of the past month. I also enjoyed having the extended family over for Father's Day. I love seeing my little granddaughter!
Slow Living Essentials and have a look at what everyone has been doing.
I hope you had a lovely August too!