What a beautiful coming together of the community of those of us striving toward self-reliance has happened in response, though! I was lamenting the other day that I only wanted to read gardening/farming/homesteading blogs anymore and couldn't find good ones. Now I have somewhere close to 100 new ones (as gathered by the awesome Crunchy Chicken) to peruse thanks to this action day! And although I've been on a personally-imposed Facebook hiatus for the past week, I did sneak on to add my support to the Take Back Urban Home-steading(s) group (shhh, don't tell!)
Funnily enough, thanks to one of the blogs I found in all this mess, Grow and Resist, I've reconsidered whether I even *want* to identify as a "homesteader." I think I'll stick with "urban farmer." So what happened at the farm this evening?
- groomed Theo, my brand new Jersey Woolly rabbit, and collected a nice handful of wool
- checked the seedlings under lights -- spilanthes, Tom Thumb lettuce, and leeks are up!
- transplanted broccoli raab, spinach, and an unknown lettuce (from a mixed packet) into indoor windowbox
- made granola (flavor of the week: dried cherry, coconut, agave)
- made do chua (daikon-carrot pickle) for future bahn mi
- made spicy pickled carrots (I plan to eat with lentils and rice)
- purchased materials for new sub-irrigated tub experiment
- started soaking the seed-starting mix for tomorrow's planting of eggplants, peppers, parsley, and basil
- fed the worms a nice handful of daikon and carrot trimmings and discovered that although I've only had them for about a month, there is a definite stratum of rich castings! Go worms, go!