So I need to talk about a bunch of different things.
I updated my harvest/storing tab with my last delivery for the food kitchens. Somewhere in my busy September I wasn’t able to update all the food I dropped off. That’s unfortunate because that month is one of the most prolific, but overall it appears that we were able to get a fair amount of food distributed to the needy. That’s great. We’re going to further develop the process and how many people are involved this winter when we get everyone together to discuss how it worked.
My personal harvest totals are way off, as are my storage totals. This typically happens in tomato and apple month. I plan to take an inventory of the pantry and I’ll post that up when I get a chance. I feel good about what we have put up, although I know it wouldn’t be enough if it was all we had to eat, but we also wouldn’t really starve that bad if we did have to live off it. I will always have to buy dairy products and flour into the near future, but otherwise I’m not too bad.
I’ve got a lot of things to say about the Household Economy (Part 1 and 2), but I can’t get them all into a coherent thought. Hopefully I will be able to. That being said, the writer of the two linked postings does a darn good job.
My son has decided he wants to be a Scout. While on one hand I love the skill set he would learn, I have some concerns about the organization and some of the “love of God and country” they support. We’ll just see how this develops. Right now he is in love with it. We’ll see how long it goes. Not to mention, it’s based in the neighborhood so it is a chance to work some local/community action initiatives. They’ve never met anyone like me in Scouts before, I can tell you that!
This video is very intriguing. It’s pretty far out there, but even if 10% of what she is saying is true this is eye opening. This is a 30 minute video but worth listening to.
Lately there has been so much going on that I’ve been having a hard time dedicated some time to this endeavor. I think this is the typical end of summer burn out I get where I just want to sit around and read books to recooperate from the busy summer. Lately I’ve read Reinventing Collapse-Animal, Vegetable, Miracle-Depletion and Abundance-Eating Fossil Fuels along with a few others that I’ve enjoyed. I think soon I’ll get my writing mojo back. But, with Groovy Green and Hen and Harvest my writing time is split up pretty good. Anyway, I’m just rambling.