Today I am embarking on a new adventure. Hopefully it is one that will lead us away from the grocery store and towards better eating. First, let me warn you that I am not a gardener or a baker in the way that Kat is. I tend to bake/cook six standard things fairly well and kill all plants that come into my possession.
But I have been waiting patiently for two books from the library for three months. The first is Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. The second is All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. I got tired of waiting and begun my journey with a trip to the bookstore. I brought them home, began reading and took a nap.
After eating a snack and instructing my boy that he could go up to the shed to set a trap for my girl and her friend with the goo he found outside, I am writing this.
I am hoping to make bread on a regular basis and grow our own garden this year. I am going to keep myself accountable by writing very short entries on my adventures. Don't expect pictures. I am very impatient with the camera/computer system I own right now. This is evidenced by the fact that the husband, the boy, the girl and I went on a vacation to ski at Breckenridge and I did not take a single photo. Not one. But it was beautiful. If you don't care about my picture-less adventure, but love Kat, just skip over me. I won't mind.
Tomorrow I am off to buy Vital Wheat Gluten, which I could of done in the space of my nap, but I would have had to get back in the car. I have never heard of this ingredient, but am confident in the power of the American Supermarket.
I am also going to hope that my noble husband will build my boxes for my weed-less square foot garden. Yes, I could do it myself, but why? There is a lot more to the gardening story, but you will have to wait for it to slowly dribble out.