Fall is always sort of iffy in that regard here on the "microfarm." Gardening is slowing to a trickle, but it isn't yet cold enough (thank heavens) for any of the real wintery tips. But we've done quite a bit this week:
- Beans! Thank heavens Mr. FC&G is so insistent about how much he likes beans, because we've had a truckload! I've been pretty insistent about him eating beans with every meal.
- But the beans are finally giving up, which means I can harvest the shellies that hold the seeds. This year, our entire bean crop came from saved seed from last year, and I think next year will be the same. This will make our bean crop self-sustaining.
- I've kept up with my pledge to make a batch of cookies each week. More baking means more savings and fewer additives.
- I've been making socks like crazy. Most of these are going into the Carrot Creations Fleece Shop and into the Carrot Creations yoga sock stock so that you can have sustainable goods to purchase this winter, but some of the socks will go to replace worn out ones from last winter for Mr. FC&G and I. The warmer our feet, the less likely we are to turn up the heat.
- I've been making homemade frappuccinos for Mr. FC&G from leftover cold coffee and some nice flavorings. He says he likes these as well or better than pop, and they are much less expensive.
- We've had a nice bout of warm weather here, so Mr. FC&G and I are biking for our local errands. Every mile and every calorie burned adds up!
- Finally, Mr. FC&G has been able to shift to working from home for a bit while he works on lining up his next major project, so we are happy to see some savings in gas expenditures.