Saturday, July 31, 2010

I will endeavour to...

~I will endeavour to keep a happy outlook even though we got very sad news this week. My precious friend who was only leaving here temporarily to live on a farm 12 hours solid driving away, is now staying permanently. Can't say I blame them...what an awesome adventure for the family. But I am still very very sad for many reasons, besides my own loss.



~I will endeavour to learn something new in our little homestead this coming season. Broad beans were the winter learning curve, and I am thinking of improving my cheese making skills. I have only ever made cream cheese but am keen to try ricotta and mozarella.



~I will endeavour to help my granadilla vine become a healthier plant. Today, if I don't get blown away, I need to go and prune it. I also need to by shelf brackets and once these are mounted, extend wire between them so that the vine can grow outwards from the wall.



~I will endeavour to get back to soaking my own beans and chickpeas. Cans are so unnecessary, but oh so convenient.

~I will endeavour to get back into growing sprouts. These little powerhouses are so good for you and delicious on salads and in sandwiches. I have been reading "Food From Small Spaces" and it struck a chord with me (again). There is a nifty sprouter that I think will make a big difference in my kitchen at kitchen gardens.

~I will endeavour to perfect my crochet skills. After my first square, I kind of gave up. Knitting is so much easier for me.



~I will endeavour to make a permanent home for my asparagus plants which need a home now. They are tired of living in a trailer park :-) So my next point is...

~I will endeavour to convince Superman to put his woodwork skills to use and build me a raised box for them.

~I will lastly endeavour to find more growing spaces for small veggies like lettuces and other leafy veggies and am considering buying a couple of these growing stacks for my paved areas. This frees up my beds for this summer for long growing crops like tomatoes, corn, beans and squashes.

4 comments:

Cath said...

We will always love you guys. xx

Kids and Canning Jars said...

Wendy, Check out this amazing idea for extending your garden. A girlfriend and I have built two movable sets of these. But, I plan on doing one directly to the house.

Gutter gardening. http://ooooby.ning.com/profiles/blogs/gutter-gardens-grow-produce
Melissa

Dani said...

Wendy - I've got one of these and can tell you it works brilliantly (see http://ecofootprintsa.blogspot.com/2010/04/biding-time.html )

We are already harvesting baby spinach, peas, parsley, sweet basil from it. My husband LOVES peas-in-the-pod which I couldn't find anywhere, so growing my own - logical conclusion. But I tried it in our beach sand of a garden with no success. In the Stack-a-Tub - brilliant. I'm going to harvest at least 80 pods in the next week.

I can highly recommend the stack-a-Tub.

Dani

Tracey said...

I'm new to your blog, interesting list of endeavors, looks like my wish list more than my to do's. Perhaps I should write them and make them to do's instead of wishful thinking then maybe they'll have more of a chance.