Our family lives in Gippsland, Australia. We are blessed to live in that most beautiful of places: the side of a green hill. We have more garden than I can keep in check, but the eternal optimist in me keeps trying. My favourite things to grow are vegetables. I am a great starter of projects. My ability to finish them lags somewhat behind. Life can be hard work sometimes, but it helps me to have a bit of a laugh at myself as I go. So, with this in mind I’m challenging myself to keep at the job by making it fun. Hence the challenges.
Recently we had a couple of lovely young housesitters. Their excitement in being able to move out of their homes for a short time and look after our house and menagerie reminded me of playing cubbies as a kid. I love being a (mostly) stay at home mum, but sometimes a challenge is a good thing, right?
Added to this, I had a bulging freezer, full of summer produce, and a not so bulging bank balance thanks to renovations, hence the “eating for 30 days from only what’s available in the house and garden” challenge. Over the month, which I did not stock up for, I spent $45 on milk, butter and some pears. Other than that, we ate what we had. That was the “30 days of eating from home” challenge.
Now, onward and upward…