Our four-week-old garden is already offering food. The Christmas Cabin we have lived in for two and a half years is about to expand. Spring is so very here on the Riddle Ranch; even our home is growing! To make room for all this change, I had to face reality and make compromises this week. Off to Costco I went, and what I found was most encouraging! I hadn't shopped there in months (usually only for toilet paper and pet food). I know, I know, most of their organic products are probably barely organic, but I won't lie; finding sprouted pumpkin seeds seasoned with only Celtic sea salt just about made my heart skip a beat. I also found hemp and chia seeds, frozen organic berries, and organic hummus! I'm very proud of ya, Costco. I really am.
My cart also held a few boxes of organic cereal. It was a tough choice, seeing as we weened from our boxed cereal addiction years ago (and I can see it begin to rear it's head again if we aren't careful), but, again, there are only so many hours in the day. Our garden is big and requires much (glorious!) tending. Preparing a home for an expansion is also very demanding. One week of packaged foods won't kill us, especially with the added pleasure of eating food straight from our land as well.
Oh, and the menu plan? Well, it's very unusual because it contains these foreign boxes and bags filled with food-ish things. Honestly, there is no official menu plan this week, but if you are looking for ideas, there are 74 weeks of them all stored up for you right here.
May you have a lovely week. I hope to make space for quick little notes and snippets containing Riddle Ranch's goings on several times a week. Nothing long and grand, just a few pictures here and there, some thoughts, some lessons learned and the likes. Activity on the ranch is currently so accelerated, not posting little bits and pieces will render me hopelessly behind and most likely many things would remain un-shared.
Much love to you from our little home. Happy May to you!