Saturday, 24 August 2013

Tidy Friday - Waspy Food Waste!

We've been camping for a week so not much tidy Fridaying to report although keeping a tent containing four people's stuff tidy still constitutes a challenge. But we carry on eating when we're camping so there's no reason not to check in on the food waste!

Last year when we went camping, we had an unusual food waste situation when a black labrador rampaged through our 'kitchen'.


Spot the wasps!

This year it wasn't the dogs, it was the wasps. At our first camp site, we battled them continually, and finally, they won. In our absence one day, they bored through a bag of sugar that Husband had forgotten to put in the zipped bag, and found a few strawberries left in a punnet. We salvaged half the bag of sugar and tried to use the strawberries as a wasp trap by positioning it some distance away from the tent. This did indeed attract a lot of wasps but unfortunately some remained loyal to us and our sweet treats. 

By the end of the five days we spent there, despite trying to take a peaceful, zen approach to wasp attacks, we were swiping maniacally at anything stripy or anything that brushed wasp-like against the skin.

Apart from that there was no more holiday food waste. We were so busy working up an appetite walking and cycling that every scrap of food was devoured with no chance of any going to waste!


Hill walking in the Brecon Beacons = lots of food eaten = not much food waste!

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6 comments:

  1. The last time I was stung by a wasp, I was amazed by how much it hurt. There are some beaches and parks I avoid because they are always so infested with wasps.

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    1. My son had been stung very recently so was very wary at first. We kind of got used to it over five days. They weren't around when it rained or when there wasn't food around, and the location was so great that it was worth suffering.

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  2. Sounds like black fly season in Maine--miserable. I'm glad that you were able to do some hiking and biking.

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    1. As above comment to anexactinglife, it didn't ruin the holiday and we did plenty of h and b!

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  3. Labradors are notoriously bad for seeking out food. My parents have one and we always had to watch her at the beach because she was much more interested in eating people's lunches than swimming.

    Sounds like you had a great time despite the wasps :)

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    1. We didn't meet any labradors this time. The closest we got was buying a jigsaw puzzle of some spaniels in charity shop!

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