Monday, June 30, 2008

Taking a cue and finding a clue...

One of my dear friends keeps a running list of her solar-oven goodies. I thought I'd do something similar with my homegrown meals. It helps me to keep track and see very clearly the fruits of my harvest many moons after digesting them! Plus keeping records is an essential part of becoming more self-reliant. If I know what did well, when, and how, I can further refine my plant management system for next year. I also know what does well in this micro-climate and how it was impacted by our crazy weather (although everywhere seems to be crazy of late). It also helps me know when to buy more seed of what.

Here are some good examples of excellent record keeping here and here. That last link is to the energy conservation charts of my hero, Bob Waldrop. I can't sing his praises enough. He's like John the Baptist, only I don't think he eats bugs. He sure does shake the hell out of the Oklahoma status quo, though. He single-handedly started the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House delivering tons of food each month to the poor, created the Oklahoma Food Co-op, ran for OKC mayor, and moderates the Running on Empty2 yahoo group (since 2001)!!! I so would have voted for him had I been an OKC resident at the time. Bob - you're awesome! An inspiration! Thanks for all you do!

3 comments:

Hausfrau said...

I would say Bob is more like Friar Tuck. :) And don't forget he started the OK Food Co-op!!

http://www.oklahomafood.coop/

PS Order now if you want eggs - they run out fast!!

Can't wait to see your new features. I will be looking for ideas of what to do with my own produce.

Tara said...

You're spot on about the record keeping. Since I'm an accountant by trade, I know my record keeping would be stellar if I ever actually did any. I know that I should, but it's just the very last thing I want to do when I'm not at my day job. Argh. Why did you have to go and make good points and such?

Lewru said...

I know what you mean. I deal in minor- to major-misery all day long and it's made it that I have a tough time watching Frontline and the like when I get home. Feels too much like work.