This week was absolutely crazy in the reclaimed food department. ABSOLUTELY CRAZY. I was so caught up in trying to figure out how I was going to use/distribute 15 watermelon halves that I forgot to take a picture of everything we salvaged.
In the end The Girl and I were able to save –
- 15 watermelon halves
- 5 papaya halves
- 3 honey dew halves
- 2 cantaloupe halves
- 2 pineapple halves
- a boatload of strawberries
- 3 green peppers
- 2 pears
- a whole lot of chicken scraps
It seems like my neighbor Girly Girl, is always entertaining on the weekends, so I gave her a ring.
“Hey Girly Girl, I have a bunch of free melon, do you want some?”
“Do I want to know where it came from?”
“Alright, leave it on the porch and I’ll have Chino grab it as soon as we get home. We are at Costco right now buying food for the Little Man’s birthday party.”
“What? Well whatever you do, don’t buy any fruit.”
So then The Girl and I packed up 2 banana boxes, and drove over to Girly Girls house. We dropped off a box of fruit on her porch, and then went around back and fed her chickens the contents of the second box.
When we got back home, we stuffed our refrigerator with melon, and brought all the extra fruit down to our chickens.
And then proceeded to steal their eggs.
Life is good. Free melon and fresh eggs. Does it get any better than this?
To see what else I’ve brought home over the past few months? Check out the stories below.
Elizabeth Karmel’s 13-inch Porcelain Egg Crate, 12-Egg Capacity ~ $14.99 Amazon