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31 Days of Edmonton – Final Week – Rhonda Jessen.com

31 Days of Edmonton – Final Week

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.

July 21

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.

Market salads
Market salads

July 22

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
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
The Fountain at Alexander Circle

July 23

On July 23rd I shared a photo I took while soaking up the sun in Government House Park.

My shoes at Government House Park
My shoes at Government House Park

July 24

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
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
Keri Zwicker performing at the Bothy

July 25

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
Mother Nature Watering my Garden

July 26

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
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
Produce from the 104th Street Market

July 27

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.

Sunday Dinner
Sunday Dinner

July 28

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
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
Paris biking to the library

July 29

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
Fort Edmonton Fun House

July 30

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
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
Setting up for Heritage Fest

July 31

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).

Bee
Bee

I also tweeted my thanks to The Local Good for hosting 31 Days of Yeg.

Thanks to The Local Good
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.

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