As of this morning, it had been 21 days – 3 weeks – since I had left the house. Vince was going to town and probably wanted to go by himself but there were a few things I needed that I wanted to pick out myself so I went along.
The first stop was Walmart. It wasn’t on my list but they had a Magic Bullet – the smaller version of the Nutri Bullet. The small one is perfect for individual smoothies. I have one in MO and had talked myself out of getting one here because I have a nice blender but that little Magic Bullet jumped into my cart and came home with me.
Otherwise, it was just groceries – more ingredients for Rita’s dog food, and just every day groceries – jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, limes, lemons – nothing interesting but just daily grocery needs.
There were some chicken breast packages that had $2 off stickers so we bought a few of those. They also had that thin sliced rib eye steak that I love so I got a couple of those. As is almost always the case, there were some interesting finds, such as truffle pesto, basil gnocchi, a raspberry/balsamic salad dressing. I’l talk more about the interesting things when I use them.
Honey Bee Health Foods:
I wanted to get more Moringa powder. I cut my Moringa trees back last week so it will be a while before I have my own Moringa. We both try to use two teaspoons of powder per day and we’re out of everything. I need to remember next Fall when the trees stop growing leaves that I need to order powder. The health food store had capsules but didn’t have the powder. We have some ordered and it should be here Wednesday but for now, we’re out.
Vince had accumulated some $5 coupons and I love the small containers of Dawn that CVS has for 99 cents. Our Walmart rarely has those so we use all our $5 coupons at CVS for Dawn so we cashed those coupons in and now have plenty of Dawn.
We needed ammonium sulfate (21-0-0) for the onions and a side benefit is that it helps lower the pH in our soil. The farm supply place just down the road from us sells it in 50 pound bags so Vince took the old truck down there and picked up a few bags. They had these tubs sitting outside and Vince asked if they sell the tubs and they said “Take them all . . they’re yours!” They’ll make good watering tubs for the wildlife in the woods and, though not food grade, they’ve had composed cow manure in them so they’ll be good for all kinds of things around here.
Vince then went out and fertilized the onions, garlic, blackberries and elderberries, then I watered and picked greens for our salads tonight. Now it’s time to fix our steak sandwiches! It’s been a busy day but any time we get to work outside together, it’s a fun day.