Tag: recycling

rainy days and rain barrels

While I’m not so happy about starting my weekend in rain after a beautifully sunny week, I’m grateful for the water to nurture our Spring crops.  Since we remodeled our house, I’ve got to figure out a new system for rainwater collection so will… Continue Reading “rainy days and rain barrels”

starting your seeds

It’s that time!  Every winter I pull up this post with the hopes of inspiring some new yard gardeners or suburban farmers.  Always glad to collect any other ideas you may have so comment away! ~cameron Oh, where to begin?!  It’s the time of… Continue Reading “starting your seeds”

thrifty thursday: glass bottles

After a recent event, I watched the hosts toss various colored glass bottles into blue recycling bags.  The “collector” in me wanted to cry, “Wait! I can do something with those!”  And, after doing some research, I realized, yes, yes I can. Here are… Continue Reading “thrifty thursday: glass bottles”

thrifty thursdays: mason jars part 2

So, if you don’t already know it, I’m in love with Mason jars.  Well, Mason jars and pallets, but that’s another blog post.  I know we’ve already covered Mason jars once on Thrifty Thursday, (that blog post is here), but ol’ Mason and I… Continue Reading “thrifty thursdays: mason jars part 2”

it’s never too early to dream about starting seeds!

I posted this one late last February, but with some accidental pepper seeds sprouting and my new batch of seeds arriving, I’ve been dreaming of new gardens and tender shoots.  I know it’s a bit early in the winter, but I’m reposting this one. … Continue Reading “it’s never too early to dream about starting seeds!”

lessons learned: taking out the trash

On Saturday, I decided to “get ‘er done” and clean up around here.  The holidays and illness had taken a toll, but after several hours, I’d managed to restore our house to a home again. As dusk appeared on the horizon, I stepped onto… Continue Reading “lessons learned: taking out the trash”

thrifty thursdays: egg cartons

Ok, so school systems and child care centers have begun avoiding recycling egg cartons because of salmonella issues, but how many years and years and years have folks recycled these great containers without getting ill?!  If you’re concerned about food poisoning, this post is… Continue Reading “thrifty thursdays: egg cartons”

thrifty Thursdays: glass bottles

After a recent event, I watched the hosts toss various colored glass bottles into blue recycling bags.  The “collector” in me wanted to cry, “Wait! I can do something with those!”  And, after doing some research, I realized, yes, yes I can. Here are… Continue Reading “thrifty Thursdays: glass bottles”

thrifty thursday: plastic jugs

I will admit, I am a fool for containers–size and shape don’t matter.  For a long time it was just about organization andstorage, but once I started caring for creation, I realized how many plastic items could be reused or upcycled. Plastic jugs come… Continue Reading “thrifty thursday: plastic jugs”