Come along with me and see the year that was in our suburban quarter....
As well as my two paid jobs I also participate in the local Growers' Market and as always our activities are very much seasonally driven.
Living Better With Less also continued for another year meeting monthly.
Here are some of the things we did and learnt;
Re-hydrating and fermenting...
Kombucha making and....
Milk Keffir and Water Keffir...
We've been frugal making
Creamy yoghurt for next to nothing and
A whole three course dinner party for less than $15.
We learnt how to make healing salves and potent "Fire Cider" for a cold remedy
and talked about healing herbals and tisane...
and how to make toothpaste and sunscreen...
Wooden chair maintenance,
...and wooden drawer maintenance.
I did some work shops on food preserving called
"Beyond The Freezer"
And participated in the
"Tassievore Eat Local Challenge"
with a very local and seasonal dinner.
I also held a darning and knitted garment repair workshop at a Launceston pop-up "non-buying" shop in May
And later in the year I did a talk/food demonstration in Hobart for Colony 47
"All About Beans: Growing, Storing & Cooking"
And I even organised and hosted my first bus tour.
I took 30 ladies on a knitting journey through the midlands of Tasmania with a focus on fibres and local suppliers.
Our party of the year was a baby shower as we eagerly anticipated our first grandchild
and we decorated a nursery...
And we are still trying to wipe the grins off our faces!
Sadly we lost some good people this year and I would like to dedicate this year in memory of;
Nic Leclercq - one of our Living Better With Less members and a dear friend
John Schoots - my uncle and an extraordinary man with extraordinary stories
Jeremy Ball - our deputy mayor who was an absolute hero for our city and gone too soon.
We grow, we make, we mend, we preserve,
Thanks for being there and sharing it all.