How are you all doing with the challenge so far? I hope I am not overwhelming you with the assignments, but I really want to get the gardening side of things all planned out and ready to go. Some of you in warmer climates have started your seeds indoors already. I, on the other hand, won’t be starting mine until next month. Either way, let’s get our gardens planned out shall we?
During this challenge, it is important to know that we can’t do it all. So, please, do not feel guilty if you can’t do what others are doing! Some of us are more seasoned gardeners and/or have more space than others, some of us are more knowledgeable in making good use of our milk products or growing our own grains. Some of us are experts at harvesting and preserving, while others know more about raising our own meat.
That is one of the reasons I created the Replacing the Grocery Store Challenge Group on facebook. We can come together and share our knowledge, ask questions and make new friends. Let me tell you, in just one day we have over 180 people and it is a hoppin’ page! Some of you are already connecting with each other and I am so excited to see the interaction!
After doing today’s assignment, you should have a better idea of how much space you will need to plan out your garden. I will try to draw mine out and put it on here. Just know that I’m not an artist! It won’t be pretty, but you can take a look into my little world and what it will hopefully look like soon!
Also, next week I will be doing a review and giveaway on another great book for backyard homesteaders that was just recently released! I think it will come in handy during this challenge as well.
And if you want to cheat a little, here is mine! Remember, we are a family of seven.
Notice I haven’t changed my servings yet where I adjusted my pounds. So, make sure you change those if need be.
We are almost done with the chart! Yes! We will celebrate with a giveaway next week!
If you missed the other assignments, go HERE and scroll down.