In honor of the longest day of the year, aka the first day of summer, I present a list of goals for the season:
- Begin making our own butter.
- Begin making our own mayonnaise. (And have it turn out!)
- Begin making our own (flavored) yogurt.
- Make baby food for future use.
- Make ice cream (Perhaps make it a summer tradition?)
- Make cheese. Have fresh mozzarella-making perfected in time for tomato harvest.
- Can sauces and produce. (We usually just freeze these things.)
- Freeze sliced fruits (so we don't have an all-winter fruit fast.)
- Eat foods grown within state for 2 meals a day, 6 days a week. (Eat foods grown within yard whenever possible.)
- Host a party serving only local fare.
- Spend at least 30 minutes outside, every day.
- Recycle and compost more than we throw out. (This one's cheating. We already do this. But I guess it's a goal to continue doing it.)
- Stop swearing. (Okay, I know this has nothing to do with being homemade or being a hippie, but with the hippie baby learning to pick up language, it's something I really want to work on.)
I plan to re-evaluate this list on the last day of summer to see how we did, and make a new list of goals for autumn.
(Photo taken on our Hawaiian vacation in Spring 2009.)