Thursday, March 31, 2011

What I've been up to.......

The last few weeks I've been collecting compost waste from
our kitchen & burying it in the garden to prep the dirt.
But I've seen somewhere in blog land about a rolling compost pile.
One you don't have to turn with a shovel.
Wanting to be better for the environment,
& have compost for this winter, I started a legit compost pile.

WalMart had these huge garbage cans for $9.97. Awesome price.
I had Jared drill some holes along the sides & top. For air flow & leakage.

Then I was going to mow the lawn for grass clippings.
But the lawn mower was out of gas.
So my loving hubbs dug some months old grass clippings
from the green waste container. Gross.
Leaves would have been ideal also. But no leaves around this time of year.

Here is my bag of scraps & stuff from just a couple days.
Did you know you can put paper towels & napkins in there!
No more guilt for using paper products.
Anything can be put in there except meats & waxy materials.

I gave Jared a hair cut & put the hair in there.
Then I had Jared take a tinkle in it. Good moisture & nitrogen.
And no, I did not take a picture of that.

Then all I have to do is roll it around every few days.
Or have the boys do it. Be sure to use bungee cords to keep the lid on tight.

Compost in just a couple weeks.

So when Charly was born, Jared's cousin made us some super cute, big hair bows.

But Little Elles has such a small bald head, the big bows look a little silly.
So I made some small ones for her.

(I know these pics are horrible. But I'm too lazy to wait for good lighting)

You can't quite see how detailed they are. But they are really adorable.
I made them entirely from things on hand. Except the box of clips from Sally's.
$5 for 100. Can't beat it.

My house may be a mess. But I'm getting some fun stuff done instead.


CeAnne said...

Cute clips! You need a DIY blog for them so I can make some for little miss when she gets home :) GIRL THINGS!!!!!

Natalie said...

I need to compost! How's it working out for you?