|My "use immediately" box has worked great!|
Unfortunately this week's pantry post has to be brief. I've "hopped on" the computer for only a few minutes as today has been busy for the computer's real owner.
However, we did make a quick trip to the store for the additional soil and compost needed for two of the raised beds (those which missed out on our own compost). Now I only need to plant the lettuces and green beans. I'll tucky in a few more herbs if there is room.
Yes, the lettuce is being planted very late this year but I'm going to try to grow it in the raised bed that gets partial shade. Hopefully that will keep that part of the garden a little cool. That's where I used to grow kale every summer.
Growing at home can save a lot of money! I do hope they turn out better this year.
As far as my pantry... this week's "running out of" did give me something to write about. When we have a little extra, we try to purchase items we know we will need seasonally such as the filters for our well. Thankfully, they are waiting won the shelf, waiting to be changed next week.
However, we had no backups for the battery in the smoke alarm this time (you know how they start chirping like a bird?), or the over-the-counter florescent light that decided it had worked long enough, or the AA batteries I've already mentioned.
I haven't been good about keeping a priority list of such non-food items. The filters for the well were on my husband's priority list so they had been budgeted for and purchased. I've been very, very lax about such things.
So I've once again started a non-food list of seasonal items, as well as those purchases we know come about once a year such as the florescent light.
Sometimes these Saturday posts truly are "don't do what I do but what I suggest" (or otherwise known as learning from my mistakes). ;)