The 100 Mile Challenge, Garden Preparation

Paula read a book, Animal Vegetable Miracle, in which the author discusses the 100 mile challenge – eat only foods produced within a 100 mile radius of your home. I think we’re going to try this.

Last night Paula bought a large stand mixer with dough hooks – something she’s been wanting for a while. After shopping many brands she chose an Oster model FPSTSM5102. Seemed like the most “bang for the buck.” They were on sale at WalMart for 89.95, but there was one on the shelf with a label on it that listed the product and model and had a price of 79.95, so we saved an additional $10.00. She also is researching a yogurt maker.

It’s time to start preparing for the garden already. We’re going to invite some friends over for dinner who do “seed saving”. My goal for this year is to get our chickens, and our vegetables, to reproduce themselves in a sustainable fashion.