15 May 2016

The Week that Was 15th May 2016

Some of the summer lettuce has self-seeded and is growing. I've been picking the leaves every couple of days to use in salads.

The weather was all over the place this week. We've had sunshine, rain and wind - such winds! That of course has meant that some days the washing was outside on the clothesline, other days it was over the clotheshorses. Either way it dried.

The rain has meant I haven't had to water the garden. I was sure I wouldn't have a garden this winter but the boys pitched in and dug over the beds and planted some seedlings so for the time being we have cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, parsnips and turnips growing.

Sprayed the fruit trees with MOO white oil. Something was eating the leaves and the lemon tree especially was starting to look sad. Now, after just a few days, they look much better and there are new leaves growing. I also dug in some compost from the worm farm to give them a bit of a boost. There are mandarins, oranges and limes growing.

Made soft breadcrumbs from the crusts stored in the freezer.

Made a lemon pie using biscuit crumbs and lemon juice from the freezer.

Made a double batch of washing powder for an ACA segment - it's screening tomorrow night at 7pm.

Used cards from my stash for Mother's Day. Re-used some pretty gift bags to wrap the presents. Made fudge, Top Deck Raspberries and caramel corn to give.

Opened the doors and windows on warm days and closed them again about 4pm when it started to cool down. Saved turning on the heater.

Cooked all our meals from scratch using ingredients on hand.

Bought petrol for 98c, the next day it was back up to $1.22c/litre!

And all the usual things I do out of habit to save money, time and energy.

What did you do to save money, time and energy this week?

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  1. I love this blog, very inspiring for my own. Love your work. Also love your washing powder recipe.

  2. Bought petrol on the way home when I noticed that half the petrol stations had the price at $1.289 while the others had it at $1.029. Sent an SMS to my son. The price was up to $1.319 the next morning.
    Made soup the other day and froze in individual bags. Was trying out a new recipe. Changed my mind while making dinner one night so the main meal I was making was portioned out and frozen for later meals then I had a lighter meal of toasted chees sandwich for my dinner. Yum.


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