Anyway here is what we have been up to.
Nourish -Make and bake as much as possible from scratch. Ditch over packaged, over processed convenience foods and opt for 'real' food instead.
When I look back at the month I noticed that there are a lot of food posts so it is easy to feel confident in this category. There were lots of tasty meals and I even made another batch of Haloumi.
Prepare - Stockpile and preserve. Freeze extra meals or excess garden/market produce. Bottle/can, dehydrate or pickle foods to enjoy when they are not in season.Other than preparing for our camping trip there was not a lot of stockpiling going on during the month of March.
Reduce - Cut down on household waste by re-using, re-purposing and repairing.
Every week or two another bag leaves our house destined for the op shop. I now find myself looking around the house for items that can be added to that weeks bag. Just when you think you have cleaned everything out you find a few more things that are no longer needed.
Not much to report in this area for March.
Grow - plant/harvest. What's growing this month? What's being eaten from the garden?
The garden is producing hedges of basil and the latest round of cucumbers are producing well and I hope to make some lactofermented dill pickles in April. There are spring onions, capsicum, as well as lettuce and silverbeet.
Create - To fill a need or feed the soul. Create for ourselves or for others.
There was no creating in March which is a bit sad but that is what happens when you are busy.
Discover - Feed the mind by reading texts relevant to current interests.
March was a great month for reading and I got through a number of books and magazines including 'Inferno' by Dan Brown, the latest 'Grass Roots' magazine and a few 'North and South' magazines that I borrowed from a friend.
Enhance - Community
Nothing happening on this front.
Enjoy - Life! Embrace moments with friends and family. Marking the seasons, celebrations and new arrivals are all cause for enjoyment.
We had an amazing trip away camping. Were were staying on the 'Granite Belt' in Southern Queensland and along with all of the bush walking we did we visited wineries and artisan food producers. It was a lovely break and I will tell you more about it in tomorrows post.
What have you been up to?