Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall Updates

The back garden is progressing well. I have many new plants, mostly donated from friend's gardens and we are getting ready to plant spring bulbs. We should have a good spring and summer of blooms in 2009. Also hoping for a small crop of blueberries and peaches.
Our compost bin is processing nicely, with the addition of daily kitchen scraps and some yard waste, we have been able to use beautiful compost for planting our new vegetation. Working on the design for some rain barrels so we can use nature's water in the gardens.
What a difference recycling makes! I used to take a bag of trash to the alley can every day, this has been reduced to 1 bag a week now. I make a trip to the recycling bins in Goodale Park 2 times a week.
I'm saving time and money by using natural cleaning products, basic vinegar and baking soda do the trick on cleaning 7 bathrooms. A touch of borax helps with sanitizing.
Next post will be about our baking efforts and venture into canning and bread making.

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