• Plant something: plant, start something
  • Harvest something: harvest, forage, glean, or bring to fruition
  • Preserve something: food, local community resources

  • Waste Not: reduce waste, reuse, salvage & repair, give away
  • Keep Stocked Up: with food and emergency supplies, financial resources, and experiences that make life worth living
inspector Bumble checked out the CO₂ monitor

Financial: Not good environmentally but I did return four items recently ordered from clothing stores online, none of which fit the way I hoped they would (two sweaters that would have been long enough actually had slits up the sides that exposed a lot of my torso skin!? I guess they are meant to be worn with very high-waisted pants??). Three items were returned at no cost; I won’t be ordering from the other store again. I bought a pair of used Columbia convertible hiking pants from eBay for less than $18 including shipping this week.

  • Food Stuff: learn new food skills, try new recipes, use what’s available in the pantry, use what’s grown/made locally and what’s seasonal
  • Be Neighbourly: contribute to community support systems, look for ways to help neighbours and others
  • Skill up: learn new things, especially skills or knowledge that remind us of our place in the natural world and within the social fabric
  • Tend & Maintain: maintain our bodies, minds, and relationships to keep us resilient; and do what’s needed in the house, yard, and elsewhere to prevent failure/breaking/hassle down the line

  • Winter is coming: notice Earth’s seasons and our own seasons of life and daily rhythms, and look ahead to what’s needed now to make life better in the future

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