|Some spinach is ready for harvest.|
The spinach seed I planted a month or so ago is now producing harvest-able leaves. Which means I need to go out and harvest. How much easier a bag of frozen spinach would be. But I want to do what I can to be a good citizen of Earth. I don't expect to grow everything, but I do what I can to buy local at the farmers market--freezing and keeping things over winter like I would if I had the giant garden of dreams. Storage wise, I have had good luck using cheap plastic containers for spinach and broccoli (my favorite vegetables). I don't like freezer bags because of the waste--one dinner's worth of broccoli and a heavy duty plastic bag joins the waste stream. Inexpensive plastic containers I purchased at Target have worked great for these vegetables. I only had to pop them out of the plastic for my recipes and wash the container for next fall's use. Since I used them right away, the longest storage period was five months.
|Fine alpacas single spun on my Ladybug.|
In the fiber world, I am spinning up that lovely chestnut alpaca I purchased from Meadowsong Alpaca last fall. It is absolutely gorgeous! I am spinning fine singles which I will ply and use in an upcoming weaving project. I have to say I absolutely LOVE spinning this alpaca. And I will end out with a throw that is 100% local and sustainable.
Flab to Fluff Challenge: I didn't expect to post today, so I didn't weigh in this morning. Tomorrow, PROMISE! I will tweet and my progress will turn up in the little Twitter window on the right hand side of this blog.