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Back to routine

April 27th, 2008 at 09:18 am

I had visitors here, number of day trips to the country and little time to get on here. Now things are back to routine so I will be able to post more.

With the price of gas now, I did drive my own car doing over 500 km while they were here. I did go to a country town and found some canning bottles for under 30c each, I will have to buy lids and seal when I do get around to using them. I will find time to review my chutney bottles and get new lids and seals as I havenít use them for along while.

Starting a new vegetable garden here, one of my visitors did dig the beds for me, now I am waiting a few weeks to let the mulch kill some of the weeds that may be in the lawn area that is now vegetable garden. I was looking up the seed companies online as I wish to void hybrid seeds where possible. I will be going organic with this garden. I do know that planting times are very important around here as we are sub tropics here. So I have made a list of what will grow here all year around, fall & winter, spring & summer. These lists will help when planting out and when. Some vegetables I will never eat so will not be buying them. So far I have spent around $100 on garden soil mixtures and edging bricks. Will be spending about $35 on seeds but these will be for next three years of planting.

Weekly Main Meals Menu

Sunday ~ Roast Chicken & Vegetables
Monday ~ Omelet with salad
Tuesday ~ Grilled Steak & Onions, Mashed Potatoes with Baked Beans
Wednesday ~ Leftovers night
Thursday ~ Grilled Sausages with Onions & Grilled Tomato
Friday ~ Salmon Patties with Vegetables
Saturday ~ Pasta with Tuna & Tomato Sauce

2 Responses to “Back to routine”

  1. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Tightwad Kitty, don't forget that if you do any veggie shopping at the local organic market on some varieties you ought to be able to save the seeds from the fresh veggies to plant.

  2. Penny Squeaker Says:

    I miss your posting - especially your weekly menu listing. I try to make the same at home. Plus the other odds & end of frugality decisions at home, as well as the expanding gardening.

    I myself have noticed a 50% increase in food prices, not to mention GAS in the US. We have started a fruit orchard, this year on our property. Mostly Peaches, Plums, cherries, hazelnuts, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries.

    Next year we plan to add veggies -- mostly greens like spinach, broc. & bon choi, pak chio, asparag., sweet peas, etc...

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