So, let’s rewind once more. I made 3 commitments for 2009:
- Reduce – buy a reusable coffee filter and reduce paper waste. – Done!
- Reuse – Work at remembering my reusable shopping bags when I go to the store! – Still working on it.
- Recycle – I would like to try to start a compost pile. I’d love to have one of those cool expensive tumblers, but I guess I’ll go the old fashion route. – As of today this is DONE!
Yep, I really took my time on the last one. However, this morning my girls were “pretending” to plant flowers in the dirt we will one day call grass and as I headed to town promising to bring them back a treat I decided to buy them something real to grow. So, while I walked around Target grabbing some flower seeds and gardening tools I came across some biodegradable paper bags for leaf composting. There was 5 in the pack for $2.99 , how could I pass that up.
So, as the girls broke up the dirt around our twin oak (it starts as one and splits into two trees) my son and I loaded up 5 huge compost bags full of leaves. Then I went in the house, shredded cardboard in the recycle pile, grabbed coffee grounds from the coffee maker and cut tops off 2 quarts of strawberries. Finally spraying it all down with water. There we go, let’s see what we get as we continue to add to the bags!
Moving forward, I plan to ask Troy to take some of the trees left in the back of the property and make a Lincoln log type bin to dump all my efforts in.
We’ll see how it goes from here and keep you posted!