Due to the cold, wet weather we've been experiencing in Melbourne my frugal tasks have mostly been inside. We were blessed with mild weather on Sunday so you can imagine we made to most of it to get a few gardening jobs done.
Here's what we got up to -
* Planted quite a few strawberry runners that were growing in one of our garden beds. Strawberry plants only last a few years before you need to replace them. Runners are the free option.
* Planted about 25 broccoli and 4 mini cauliflower seedlings I'd grown from seed. I also planted lots of sugar snap peas in one of the other garden beds.
* Fed the outside compost bin every second day with kitchen scraps. Old broccoli plants were also added to the bins.
* Made a few more apron cards using supplies I already had.
* Defrosted one of our 120 litre freezers. This helps it run more efficiently While I was putting all the food back in I made a note of what we have and what needs to be used shortly. No waste in our house.
* Wrote out another 28 day menu plan and included a few cheap meals.
* Used the steamer insert on the stove to cook all our veggies. Usually I cook the potatoes or rice on the stove and steam the veggies in a microwave container.
* Donated a bag on unwanted items to Savers and received 2 x 20% off vouchers.
* Picked kale and silverbeet to add to our dinners
* Emptied the last of a moisturiser bottle into the next one. I used a connector that my Dad invented and made up. He's made them in a few different sizes to fit just about any bottle opening.
* Darren has enjoyed eating an orange every day that was picked from Megan's tree. They are still a little too sour for me. I'll wait until we pick more fruit in July.
|Free oranges in abundance|
|Darren's birthday card I made|
|Saving the last of the moisturiser|
|Using the steamer to cook the veggies|