The final week of The Local Good’s 31 Days of Edmonton Challenge has drawn to a close. I’ve enjoyed sharing my Edmonton experiences and reading about what others are up to around Edmonton. Here is how I ended the month off.
On July 21st I tweeted a photo of dinner. The lettuce and herbs were from my garden and I had picked up the potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers at Eden’s Market yesterday. Making something with products from a local Farmer’s Market was #10 on The Local Good’s Challenge List; they also suggested that we share the recipes but we didn’t use any recipes.
On July 22nd I shared a photo of our tomato wall. It’s been a few weeks since I took the photo and the tomatoes are almost ripe!
The Tomato Wall
I also shared a photo of the Alexander Circle Fountain in Glenora. I had trouble deciding between this photo and one that had two kids biking around the fountain; I choose this one because I liked the timeless look it had.
The Fountain at Alexander Circle
On July 23rd I shared a photo I took while soaking up the sun in Government House Park.
My shoes at Government House Park
On July 24th I shared a photo of the Ferris Wheel at Fort Edmonton that I took after doing some weeding in the gardens.
The Ferris Wheel at Fort Edmonton
I also Tweeted about how much I was looking forward to Keri Zwicker’s performance at the Bothy. Keri is in my book club and I know she is a great musician but I had never heard her perform before. I walked down to the show with another neighbour Muffy (who is also in the book club) – it was a great show! Keri performed with her husband Nathan and Maria Dunn. Enjoying local musicians was #13 on The Local Good’s Challenge list.
Keri Zwicker performing at the Bothy
On July 25th I tweeted to The Local Good that I was letting Mother Nature water my garden and shared this photo.
Mother Nature Watering my Garden
On July 26th I made bread and I shared a photo of the dough just before I punched it down after the first rising.
Bread Making Day
I also shared a photo of the beautiful produce we picked up at the Downtown City Market on 104 Street. Visiting a local farmer’s market was #9 on The Local Good’s Challenge List.
Produce from the 104th Street Market
On July 27th I shared the link to a City of Edmonton survey about urban farming that @Lactucia had tweeted out. The Local Good’s Challenge #20 was “help out Sustainable Food Edmonton by contributing information about gardens they may not know about”.
I also shared a photo of Sunday dinner, lamb chops and roasted veggies from 104 Street Market. Making something with products from a local Farmer’s Market was #10 on The Local Good’s Challenge List; they also suggested that we share the recipes but we didn’t use any recipes.
On July 28th I shared this photo of the Seeing Edmonton car at Fort Edmonton and commented on how much I had enjoyed seeing and sharing Edmonton during the month of July.
The Seeing Edmonton Touring Car
I also shared this photo of Paris riding to the library on her new bike.
Paris biking to the library
On July 29th I shared a photo of the new fun house at Fort Edmonton. I haven’t checked it out yet but I am looking forward to it once the girls are back from camp.
Fort Edmonton Fun House
On July 30th I tweeted a photo of the Legislature Fountain. This is the first summer I have been able to see the Legislature without scaffolding since I moved to Edmonton.
The Fountain at the Legislature
I also shared this photo of the tents being set up at Hawrelak Park as they got ready for Heritage Fest.
Setting up for Heritage Fest
On July 31st I shared this photo of one of the busy bees in my garden. I think bees are one of Edmonton’s hidden gems (#4 on The Local Good’s Challenge List).
I also tweeted my thanks to The Local Good for hosting 31 Days of Yeg.
Thanks to The Local Good
I completed 13 out of 31 of The Local Good’s suggested challenges in July, although as I mentioned in my week 1 post, I think it is more interesting when people all share different Edmonton experiences, so I wasn’t limiting myself to The Local Good’s Challenges.
Here is what I was up to in week 2 and week 3; and here is The Local Good’s Storify of Weeks 3 & 4.
I really enjoyed participating in #31daysofYeg and I hope The Local Good does more challenges like this.