Tuesday, July 29, 2008

End of July

July is coming to an end and it's HOT here in Arkansas!!! The heat index has brought our temperatures to over 100 every day for the last 2 weeks!
I've been doing most of the gardening/yard chores at night to escape the worst of the heat but even at night it's well in the 90s!

The garden has been giving us a beautiful assortment of veggies everyday!

I've been really concerned about the amount of trash we have every week and as we don't really have a place to have a compost pile...I turned a trash can into a composter and it's been wonderful!...It has already cut the amount of things we throw into the trash at least in half!

Did You know that you can compost:
Paper napkins/Paper Towels
Freezer-burned food
Pet fur
Post-it notes
Popcorn (unpopped, 'Old Maids,' too)
Dryer lint
Old spices
Pine needles
Matches (paper or wood)
Pet cage cleanings
Grass clippings
Vegetable peelings
Unpaid bills
Hair clippings from the barber
Stale bread
Coffee grounds and filters/Tea bags
Wood ashes
Shredded newspapers
Egg shells
Pea vines
Houseplant trimmings
Old pasta
Sunday comics
Kleenex tissues
Tree bark
Melted ice cream
Q-tips (cardboard, not plastic sticks)
Stale potato chips
Old leather gardening gloves
Nut shells
Cattail reeds
Apple cores
Nail clippings
Shrimp shells
Watermelon rinds
Cooked rice
Banana peels
Wooden toothpicks
Dust bunnies from under the bed
Pencil shavings
Liquid from canned vegetables
Grocery receipts

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