Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Up For a Challenge???

Sharon at Casaubon's Book blog has set forth a challenge. It is the Independence Day Challenge. To summarize, she is challenging us to Food Independence, and to hopefully do something meaningful every day that would allow you to work toward that Food Independence. I'm signed on, though I did qualify that I may not be able to do EVERY day, but definitely 2 or 3 times a week, something will get done!

Proactive, instead of reactive!

This is a brief summary of the points which may (must) be picked from as you decide what your action of the day will be (including a couple added in the comments section by some fellow readers of Sharon's blog).

1) Plant Something
2) Harvest Something
3) Tend Something (commenter addition)
4) Preserve Something
5) Make Preparations (She called it "prep. something" but "Make Preparations gives me a better idea on my little cheat-sheet of what I'm supposed to do in regards to this item.)
6) Cook Something (from what you grow & harvest, preferably, but certainly from scratch)
7) Manage Your Reserves
8) Work On/Toward Local Food Systems
9) Compost Something (another commenter addition)
10) Learn New Skill (or brush up on an under-utilized skill; another commenter addition)

Think about it.... If you feel this challenge is for you, go leave a comment that you're going to give it a try. (Hell, even if you DON'T think this challenge is for you, read the post because it's a good one!)

Have a Blessed Day!


barefoot gardener said...

I have been seriously considering this one. I really like the way she presented it.

Hmmm, you think I could fit all those things into a day with the rest of my schedule?

Sian said...

I grow excellent dandelions in my garden, but I don't like dandelion salad and I also have nettles, brambles and slugs...
I think I am gonna have to pass on this one, at least until I get my chickens in the autumn :)

peppylady said...

Sounds great I need to do some thinking on this.
But I'll sure post about it later on day.
Right now I'm catching up on my blog reading and other small task around the place that been neglected.

Wizened Wizard said...

Great challenges, Kati. We should all be doing them with or without the "challenge" of a blogger.

I just wanted to tell you how much I've always appreciated your comments and visits to my blog. You are always thoughtful and wise and "self-less" in the best sense.

Wizened Wizard has gone silent. "To every thing (turn, turn, turn) there is a season (turn, turn, turn), and a time for every purpose under heaven," and the time for a break had come.

I'm posting occasional photos on Shaman and Wizard, and you might enjoy some of Becky's poems there too.

All that's good to you and yours ~


whimsical brainpan said...

This is such a great idea!