I don't know about you, but I like doing earthy things. So when we moved into our house, I just knew I had to have a compost pile. I had seen my grandma put her scraps in the compost and thought it was so cool how the food turned into dirt.
Then someone told that happens because of worms.
After a little deliberation, I decided to go ahead with it. I just pretend the worms aren't there.
I'm not an expert on composting by any means, but it's pretty easy. We take the scraps from our fruits and veggies, as wells as eggshells, and put them in the pile with yard clippings and leaves. And voila! It magically turns to dirt (again, please don't mention the worms. They give me the creeps).
I love doing this for several reasons. One, it's just pretty cool to watch nature do its work. It also feels good to be doing something with the scraps from the food that I paid good money for. I don't have to throw them in the trash anymore! Finally, our compost is going to be awesome for our veggie garden next spring. Our soil will be full of nutrients (for free, mind you)!!
Another greenie thing we've been doing around here is cutting back on the number of cleaners we buy and use. I get tired of having a bottle of cleaner for each room of the house. So now we have two kinds of cleaner, Mrs. Meyer's all purpose cleaner (lavender scent...yummy!) and vinegar mixed with water (not so yummy...but good on glass and safe for eating surfaces).
The Mrs. Meyer's cleaner is concentrated, so I paid about $8.00 for the bottle, but it is going to last for a very long time. And vinegar is just plain cheap.
Oh, one more thing about being earthy. We have a lovely pear tree in our back yard. It had all kinds of beautiful pears on it in July. We went on vacation and came back and there was not a single pear left on the tree. The squirrels got every last one. Have any of you had this problem? What do you do about squirrel thieves?
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