Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Weekend accomplishments

I woke up on Saturday not feeling well, so I went back to bed and slept until 2:30. I must have been tired!

I made up for it on Sunday by:
  • Doing three loads of laundry and drying them outside
  • Baking 2 loaves of whole wheat bread
  • Turning the compost pile
  • Pulling up the Chicago garden and putting in the aforementioned compost pile
  • Spreading leaves over the Chicago garden and covering with moldy hay
  • Harvesting lots of mint and drying it in the food dehydrator for mint tea
  • Cleaning out the garage
  • (we did get the homebrew bottled on Friday night)

It was a lovely day.

We start Farm Beginnings this weekend.

3 comments:

Jena said...

Oh, mint! Why didn't I think of that!?

I feel ya with not feeling good/being tired. I did a few things on Saturday and early Sunday that I had to but then I hit a wall. I fought the urge to lay around and actually got outside and worked until dark. I felt so much better afterwards. Anyway, good work!

Barb and Steve said...

Question about the mouldy hay...is it safe to use in the garden? Does the mold dissapate? I was given a round bale of moulding hay from a neighbor but am afraid to put it on the garden over the winter.
Thanks!

angie said...

Hi Judy,

This hay was old - it had been sitting on our patio for two years. It is spread out pretty thin and no active mold anymore. Honestly, though, I hadn't ever thought of the concerns with using moldy hay.