Don't forget to pop over to Christine's to see what others have been up to. It's great to get a little inspiration!
Nourish - I've been making quite a bit of quark lately. Ten year old Belle has decided she likes it on everything. I kind of agree! It's yummy with relishes, pairs perfectly with home grown tomatoes and is nice on a platter with olives etc.
I've also been making my own chapatis. I don't make them often. It seems such an effort! But then when I made them again this month I remembered they're really very easy. They only take minutes. A friend put me on to making burrito wraps with sour dough this month too. Just roll out the bread dough and dry fry. So easy!
Reduce - MESS!!! Sadly I'm STILL working on decluttering. Due to teaching the kids at home and keeping up with normal daily tasks, I can don't have time to just throw myself into a big clean. So slowly, slowly I'm chipping away. I've begun on one of the kid's rooms and I'm nearly there! It's taken me most of the month to go through craft boxes, clothes, under the bed etc! I don't care if it takes months. I'm just going to keep going until I get rid of the things we don't need or use. Our local op shop must be happy..... I'm singlehandedly restocking their shelves!!!
Green - Not much new. Just the usual green cleaning with bi-carb and vinegar. I am working on liquid soap though. I nearly have the right consistency and will post about it when I perfect it.
online store with great recycled stationery for our school work and home. The order I placed seemed a bit pricey but I don't care. We all know there is a TRUE cost hidden within the cheaper products. We either pay later with the environment or we are taking advantage of people not as fortunate as us in the case of cheaply made products (or both).
Grow- ZUCCHINI!!!! You already guessed, didn't you?
My garden has been terrible. I struggle every year with the summer garden. It's too dry and too hot. Every year I think I will do better than the last and every year I discover that I haven't learnt a single thing. Oh well, I'll try again next year... I did well with zucchini and I grew some great strawberries, a few apples and that was it! An occasional tomato and eggplant completes the picture.
|Can you spot the apple thieves about to raid the tree?!|
Discover - I have learnt heaps and heaps about goats. I was thrown in at the deep end. I was unexpectedly offered my goat back. She came with another doe and two kids. She was in milk so I have been madly studying goats, milking, natural health for goats etc. It's been a crazy and busy adventure. As a consequence of the goats, I've also learnt a bit about fencing!
Enhance - I'm afraid to say I haven't enhanced anything. Not for the whole month of February. I've been concentrating on sorting out the children's homeschooling for the year, decluttering when I could and goats. Plenty of people have enhanced my life though. I've been given unused exercise books for our schooling, hand-me-down clothes and more. I have lovely people in my life!
Enjoy - I'll give you this category in photos.
|Encouraging kisses from a stranger's puppy!|