A self sufficient Christmas?

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A self sufficient Christmas?

Post: # 293258Post Flo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:55 pm

So what are we all doing for Christmas that ranks as self sufficientish?

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Post: # 293259Post Odsox
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 pm

Well all the veg will be fresh out of the garden.
Christmas pudding and mincemeat will include home grown and produced raisins, sultanas and dried apricots.
Other than that, not much I'm afraid.
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Post: # 293263Post Weedo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:45 pm

We are "in between" with our Christmases - kids grown, left and developing their own families and not yet returning to the nest for events. We will be having Christmas dinner with our daughter - picnic in a nearby national park.

The only Ishish thing about Christmas this year will be rebuilding the sadly neglected patch ready for autumn.
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Post: # 293264Post Green Aura
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:50 pm

Everything foodwise is made from scratch, including Christmas pudding, cake, mince meat for the pies and chocolates but apart from (hopefully) the last of the hydroponic tomatoes and a few herbs, none of it will have been grown by us this year.

We haven't done presents for the last few years, usually getting something for the house instead. We don't really need anything, or need to replace anything at the moment though. So, in a bid to encourage my OH to get try out his new wood workshop, we've agreed to make each other a present this year. He started my present yesterday. (I confess to being quite excited).

From me he's getting a jumper and some home made shaving soap and aftershave.
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Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Post: # 293268Post Viper254
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:43 am

Ahh, Christmas is the worst. We live about 300 miles away from our nearest family, so it always entails a pilgrimage by car (it's not really train-able) that pretty makes it as far as self-sufficient as it could possibly be.

On the upside, I'm going to see what seeds I can raid from my parent's shed.
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Post: # 293269Post Green Aura
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:07 am

Viper254 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:43 am
I'm going to see what seeds I can raid from my parent's shed.
That definitely counts as Ish. :lol:
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Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:30 am

Nothing, really... Sigh. Well, I still have one Brussels sprouts plant in the garden - don't know whether that'll survive until Christmas, though.
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Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Post: # 293279Post Flo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:13 am

I'm trying to give up Christmas. Does that count as self sufficient if it's not on the calendar? :lol:

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Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Post: # 293282Post Viper254
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:43 am

Flo wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:13 am
I'm trying to give up Christmas. Does that count as self sufficient if it's not on the calendar? :lol:
Surely that's the most sustainable Christmas out there :D
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