Friday, October 7, 2016
Growing Season Ending
I went to the grocery store this week to specifically to buy celery - and wouldn't you know it, the largest grocery store in town was completely out except for some very old wilty organic celery they were willing to sell me for $4 a bunch. Forget it! Yesterday as I was running errands for the business I stopped at the small grocery store by my house and managed to bet both a nice fresh bunch of lettuce (for our stuffing) and a head of broccoli all for the whopping price of $2.60. The celery was $1.50 and broccoli was $1.10 - both prices I can live with. Our town is small enough that this sidetrip cost me no extra gas and about 4 minutes of my time. Well worth it to help stay on my grocery budget.
It is so nice to enjoy your own produce but gardening does take work. We still are enjoying the last of our small baby potatoes, the rosemary is so overgrown I had to hack it back as the recycle man was coming yesterday and a tomato and pepper plant each were ripped out. Next year I have decided to put in 6 tomato plants and no peppers. Not sure about the potatoes, may try something else altogether. My cilantro did poorly but it might have been the seeds. This is weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada but we are going to have to work through in order to get away on Thursday for our trip to Gabriola Island. We each need a body double for the amount of work we need to do before then.
I am not going to try to sell anything else off as I don't have time to schedule pickups so if I see anything under the house that needs to be auctioned I will set it aside to start building funds for the next adventure or something special on our trip to Greece. The last item I sold was a puppy fence/gate and it went for $53. I am pretty sure that that is close to what we paid for it brand new, possibly might have even paid less as I see a very similar one on amazon.ca for $44 with free shipping! Some people lose their mind when bidding, but I am happy to take their money if they want it that badly.
If you live in Canada Happy Thanksgiving everyone and if you live anywhere else have a great weekend!