Mudcat Café message #4074509 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4074509
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
06-Oct-20 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Me again.

When I was dealing with PMR a couple of years ago (treatment concluded in September 2018) I cut way back on the flour I was using (going as gluten-free as possible to eliminate an "inflammation" source in my diet). I had some interesting flour here in various jars and canisters that has since gotten very old and mostly rancid. So after going through the fridge to removed old condiments, this week I'm looking through cupboards and shelves at the flour that needs to be dumped. Some of it is going in the trash, some might go into the compost. When it gets wet it becomes a gloppy mess that probably doesn't help the compost. I could sprinkle this over the ground but it would attract pests. I guess the dump needs some organic material to help stuff break down.

I'm not eating as much flour as I used to, so I'll replace these out-dated grains slowly, with things I'm actually going to use. I like spelt flour, white and wheat. I had a lot of brown rice flour but I usually only used that to make homemade dog biscuits. And I don't suppose the dogs care if that flour is old or not. Semolina - also too old to use - but I enjoy making pasta noodles occasionally, so I'll get more of that. These days I can buy as much as I need in the bulk section of a nearby grocery, so I don't need to worry about buying large packages I can't use fast enough.

Dorothy, have you moved all of the plants in? I'm preparing to bring in some herbs that will struggle but probably survive in the window over the winter. This is our big transplant season and I need to move a particularly successful aster from the bed it's in now to a bed where it can sprawl to its heart's delight. Among other chores. I'm also planning one more batch of pickles.

The trimmer has finally arrived at the store so I'll pick it up today. Curbside pickup, to keep myself out of the indoor air that is gradually going to be more of a hazard to all of us. The North Texas COVID-19 numbers are going higher these days, what with school starting back up (in particular).