Landfill hazards …

The link provided gives you the information you need to start your own composting. Anyone and Everyone should be participating in this.  We can all do it! <3

Of all trash disposed, compostable items in landfills are of particular concern. According to Environment Victoria in Australia: “When organic material such as food scraps and green waste is put in landfill, it is generally compacted down and covered. This removes the oxygen and causes it to break down in an anaerobic process. Eventually this releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The implications… are enormous.”


Tooth Care the Earth-Friendly Way

bamboo toothbrushOn Amazon, these cost $12 ($3 each). That is cheaper than the crazy plastic styles that confuse the eyes, and are hazardous to our Earth.

Here is one of the Thousand Ways To Kneel And Kiss The Earth …..

And don’t buy toothpaste … there are many recipes available online for making your own, very easy toothpaste. You can use baking soda and coconut oil and peppermint essential oil and .. and … and

Just do your research and find what works for you.

… always with gratitude and love ^_^

Fermenting Crock

Fermenting CrockI was given some petite cabbage heads and knew exactly what I wanted to do! My crock, created by Bruce Finch, was waiting patiently. I am following a basic recipe I found on Pinterest but I did add some hot peppers 😉

Now we’ll see what happens in about four weeks … I just have to keep the water-well full.

…. <3

Doing your part to reduce waste ….

Our local transfer station is now going to charge for disposals.

If this isn’t motivation to reduce waste …………

Buy bulk. This doesn’t mean you have to buy large quantities … you can buy from the ‘bins’ AND bring your own container when you do that. You can use wide-mouth/foodgrade containers (such as organic coconut oil containers). If that is too big, use the smaller organic peanutbutter containers. I have several twist-ties that have the ‘code’ already written on them, so I take those each time since I am re-purchasing the same item (like Flame Raisins!). Tuck the twist in the jar lid so it hangs out, and voila…. no waste, no plastic bags used, no extra twisties.

And then I pack my groceries into my recycled, organically washed feedbags-now-shopping bags. And I get credit for that. They can also be easily rinsed out.

Use your large juice jars (my husband loves cranapple juice) to make ice containers. Rather than buying bags of ice (think: plastic wrapped!!!), use these RE-USABLE containers as your ice.

Compost your tissue and coffee filters and other kitchen goodies (not meat or oils). We have 4 containers under our sink: compost paper, compost scraps, dry garbage, wet garbage.

Use FEED BAGS as your garbage container (reducing the black and white plastic garbage bags). From a sheep farmer, we get the thin weave feed bags that are great for dry goods (and not great for sewing into grocery bags). Other hardy feed bags might be too stained, so those become garbage bags.

Buy meat (of you aren’t a vegetarian like me) from a local rancher, which reduces the stryro-junk that holds the store-bought meat.

Use wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets (make your own by getting wool from a local rancher or buy from I am lucky to live next door to Bruce Finch, who is a great artist with his pottery, and they raise sheep. I have felted my own wool balls. When they are done (months later), they will go into the compost.

There are a THOUSAND ways to kneel and kiss the Earth …. get creative and do your part.

Become the solution <3

Make ice containers for your coolers: Fill with water, leaving about 2 inches from the top. Do not put on the lid until after it has frozen. It stands neatly, and doesn’t melt or leave a mess to clean up and dump out.

Which means ……… IT CONSERVES WATER!!!!

And you don’t throw away plastic bags.

We have a large supply of these containers if anyone wants to start doing this. We keep 4 to 6 in the freezer.

They are also good for dipping in barrels are excess house-water for your garden. We catch all water that runs when waiting for the ‘hot’ water. The cold water gets put in barrels. Some gets saved for drinking water. We use food grade buckets for this (I got mine from an organic farmer who is selling her excess for $2 each).

I also use wide-mouth food containers to store ice cubes. I have a steady supply of these containers from an elderly friend who uses me to recycle her items. They can be used for dry herbs or whatever you want. So if you want any, let me know and I’ll pass them on.

You have the tools you need to change the world …. just take that first step, then the next, then the next ….  <3

ice jug

Kitchen Scrubs

DSCN1682aRecycled tulle petticoat and cotton yard purchased from Sunrise Thrift Store. No need for sponges or greenies.  The loop on the scrubbie allows it to hang from the faucet to dry.  I do so love to crochet ^_^

… always with gratitude <3

Replace Cotton Balls

DSCN1679aWhen recycling an old cotton sheet, take the upper cuff and cut it into squares. Now you have face cleaning cotton pads that are re-usable. You can cut longer pieces if you want re-usable baby wipes.

Just toss them in the washer. To save additional energy, air dry them. You can sew the edges closed if they decide to fray.

… always with love and gratitude <3