We had a little rain, so I didn’t have to water the garden this past week.
I sowed grass seed that I already had in some bare spots in the lawn. It’s raining this week, so I am hoping my timing is perfect to get it to grow and keep the seeds wet without needing to water it.
I sowed seeds for parsley, cilantro, and poppies in the garden. It’s a bit late for the poppies, but the cooler weather and rain we’re getting this week should help them to germinate.
I dug some green onions that had self-seeded in the wrong spots and planted them into the rows where I wanted them.
I harvested cilantro, mint, parsley, lettuce, and lemons from the garden.
While gas rates are rising, I am using less gas than ever. Keeping the heat down, cooking enough for lots of leftovers, and using the crockpot more have reduced my usage even more. My bill was $17.40 for January–lower even than my old summer rates. Meanwhile, the news is reporting that people are shocked by their much larger bills. We knew the gas company raised rates last summer. Every little bit makes a difference. I am happy to have a much lower bill as rates were greatly increased. We had a couple of days that were so warm this past week (a record 72!) that we opened up the windows and aired out the house.
I read The Couscous Chronicles from the library via the Libby app. This was an excellent book. It’s definitely one that will stay with me.
What did you do to save money last week?