Saturday, July 16, 2011
Some Trash Talk
Going "green" is
high up on the
priority list at
I'm always trying
to think of better
ways to reduce
The favorite recycling
effort around here is
the compost bin...
Recently I replaced
with a state-of-the-art
(well okay that's
I didn't fork over the $35 clams
they wanted for the fancy ceramic
and stainless steel model... instead I opted
for the practical (and cheaper)
simple trash can...
yes, I am very practical (cheap)
and I'm a sucker for anything red (and cheap)
and everytime I pick up the lid
it reminds me of Oscar the Grouch!
Even Oscar could not complain
about this handy little red can
sitting there just ready to collect
all of our yucky waste....
It's amazing how much green
trash we go through...
All of the leftover leafy salads,
peelings of any sort,
coffee grinds, egg shells,
and all of those yucky vegetables
that get forgotten in the bottom
of the refrigerator drawer!
They all get collected in my new
compost can and then hauled
out to the compost pile...
Grass clippings and dead headed flowers
and wheel barrows full of weeds
also get thrown on top of the
turn the pile a few times
throughout the summer,
let it sit all winter.
repeat the cycle and
before you know
you've made some
of the most fertile compost
you can buy (no chemicals added)!!
New stuff on one side,
when its done,
I throw it to the other side.
See the nice black dirt at the top?
Now I need to take the nice
black stuff and add it to the garden.
There are already weeds growing out of it....
Our totally organic neighbor told
me if you have lambs quarters growing
in your dirt that means it's very
that's what I have growing
out my compost so it must be true!!
Composting is so easy to do
and the plants love it too!
Have a great "GREEN" weekend!
as Oscar the Grouch
Linking with Tootsie
come visit, you'll be glad you did!