I'm getting ready for a backpacking trip for next week, so I've been catching up on some car maintenance. A few of the things I needed to tend to were replacing the spark plugs, somehow cleaning the headlamp covers, and replacing the engine coolant.
Today's blog post is about my experience using the headlight cleaning kit, Mothers PowerBall 4Lights Headlight Restoration Kit.
In our town, we have these local yardsale Facebook pages where people sell the stuff piling up in their garage or handmade crafts and whatnot. You might be able to find something similar by doing a search in Facebook for groups that are in your town.
One local woman started selling the flatbreads that she was baking. We ordered a couple after confirming that they did not have any animal products in them. These flatbreads are so good, we wanted to eat them right away, but the flatbreads are about 12" in diameter and would make perfect pizza crusts! We piled up our favorite toppings and threw them into the oven at 400°F for 15 mins on the middle rack. They came out so great! Homemade pizza crust, some marinara sauce, Daiya cheezy topping, mushrooms, olives, and garden-fresh kale and onions.
These turned out to be a delicious, easy, wholesome, and inexpensive dinner. This could easily become a weekly treat!
We started gardening earlier this year. Nancy and I both enjoy working the soil and love watching things grow. We also wanted to eat better food that are free from pesticides and worker exploitation. Saving money would also be great.
Here we have our seedling that we planted a couple of weeks ago. There are five trays poised, I hope, to capture the winter sun at Spock Laboratories.
I sketched out what the book, "How To Grow More Vegetables", (here is a link to the February 2012 edition) stated would be good winter vegetable and were one that we wanted to eat. Then I made this little map.
The graph paper was made from regular inkjet paper and a template from incompetech.com which has a bunch of cool stuff beside free graph paper templates. I made notes on our transplanting timelines, and what went where. I made little hash marks on the boxes every two inches to mark off where to place the seeds and numbered the boxes. The numbers correspond to the map.
I guess these guys will be ready to transplant at the end of January and be ready some time between April and June. Meanwhile, we still have a lot of our fall plants doing well in the ground, as well as the seedlings that we started about two months ago.
I am amazed at all this life around us!