Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Updated To-Do List

Now that I have my edible landscaping well underway, I feel like I have come to a standstill on moving further down the path toward Learning to Live Local on Less.  Thus, I think it is time for a new to-do list. 

    1.  Contact a local goat farmer and inquire about switching to local goat milk as our milk source.  (If I had more space, I’d sure love to have my own goat!)

    2.  Research quail to learn how to better care for them and make this a sustainable egg source.  (We are currently dealing with some in fighting, likely, because some are males.  It is very difficult to tell the difference from male and female quail when they are babies, so we will need to figure out which are the males as they mature and trade them for females.)

        3.  Plan and prepare planting for a fall harvest.

        4.  Test soil from close to the foundation of the house for lead and asbestos to    see if it is safe to add edibles along the edge of the house.

          5.  Investigate growing grains or finding an affordable local source of grains.

I suppose the above list includes enough next steps to keep me moving in the right direction.   I’ll keep you posted.


  1. Hi Leslie, I'm enjoying your blog! I'm making my own laundry powder this week with your recipe! I've been reading Norman Wirzba and hope to get into some gardening as well.

    1. So glad you're enjoying it. Good luck with the laundry powder - let me know how it goes!

  2. I want goats too....but they would devour my garden...it would be so great though to have access to the milk and be able to make goats milk soap....:)that stuff is the BEST!!!