Category Archives: Compost

When I Die…

I’ve spent a good part of my life being terrified of death. And honestly, I think that is a healthy attitude to take. I’m not jumping out of planes, plunging off bridges attached to bungees, and I take conservative risks. … Continue reading

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After Shoveling Poop for Four Hours…I’m Pooped!

Life is a series of adjustments and compromises. I really wanted to finish the 4×5 section I had started on the outside southwest side of the foundation and put in my two bags worth of mortar and three hours of … Continue reading

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What’s Growin’ In the Garden?

I won’t say that I’ve been busy in the garden. I haven’t. I’ve mainly ignored it. Yes, I’m serious. Have you forgotten that I’m a lazy gardener? Lazy might not be the best word for it – but let’s just … Continue reading

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Work, Work and More Work

It may be mid-March, but at least in my mind, it’s official – spring is here. Birds are chirping, my back is aching. The trees are bursting with blooms and my head is pounding. The frogs are singing and I’ve … Continue reading

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2012 Garden Planning – Part 8 of 9 – Who You Callin’ Dirty?

Note: Every Friday from December 2nd to January 27th will address how to plan your 2012 garden. If you have missed a post, simply click on the list below… 12/1 – TEOTWAWKI? Or Fear Mongering? 12/2 – Where to Begin? … Continue reading

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Four Reasons to Shred – Seven Uses for Seven Kinds of Shredded Paper

I shred everything that comes into the house. I am a shredding maniac. Why do I shred it? My reasons include… Privacy and identity theft concerns I don’t need the paper item anymore I can use it in or around … Continue reading

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Fall Cleaning & Leavings for the Chickens

My fall cleaning has been in multiple clumps of stops and starts, mainly due to my busy schedule. I did a very thorough housecleaning in time for Emily’s 5th birthday party, which we held at the house on the 2nd. … Continue reading

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Overgrowth…Overwhelmed!

I will preface this by saying, I have perfectionist tendencies yet I am full of imperfection. And as happens each year – my will to garden wilts in the blasted high summer heat and then fades and dies by fall. … Continue reading

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Just…Shred It…

When a problem paper comes along You must whip shred it Before the cream paper sets too long You must whip shred it Oh, thank you, Devo… I’ll admit it…I shred EVERYTHING. If it can fit in my shredder, it … Continue reading

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Yard Yields

As many of my loyal readers know, our goal this year was 600 pounds of produce. That was set long before the snow had left the ground. It was also long before the month-long delay to the official start of … Continue reading

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