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I did purchase a P.O. Box for those interested in the free seeds.  Just follow the easy instructions and they will be on the way!  The reason for the P.O. Box is because you are never suppose to give out your personal info. on here and I really didn’t want to wake up to lines of folks in the front yard all waiting for seeds each morning so I opted for the post office box.  I also have to share my newest dilemma and one that is going to drive me nuts if I don’t figure out a solution.  It involves recycling.  Every time we go down South I bring back a bag or two of recycling items and toss them in our containers up here to be taken away and run through the recycling process.  I have become very, very  accustomed to my recycling way of life and I try to dispose of most garbage either in the compost bin, to the worms or the recycle container.  I got to talking to a new friend down South and she told me the landfill is almost full there and there is NO recycling.  Here I was at a bbq with new neighbors asking where to toss the recycle and they are looking at me like I am a crazy person.  Sure, I am from the other end of the state….where recycling programs have been in full force for many, many years, and I just didn’t understand the concept of “No recycling”.  So recently I spent some time searching the internet looking for the Recycle Angel that will just land in my area down South and wave a wand to create this center for recycling.  No such luck!  I read about starting programs at work or at school – which is Great, but there has to be a place for all this stuff to go and I am betting it takes millions of dollars to establish this type of operation.  I found a few nice websites where I can continue my research and please, please if anyone can steer me in the right direction, I would appreciate it greatly!

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Here’s an updated picture of the adult swan with the baby swan and the blue heron looking on.  This is the only fully white baby swan, the other 5 babies have finally started to lose the darker feathers and it looks like they will be white also.  I did notice this one has an orange beak and the 5 others black.  Interesting!

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With all the scare today of identity theft and the nightmare of having our important financial information stolen and used by others, I thought I would share this thought.  Alot of folks have jumped at the idea of shredding their personal data – purchasing a small shredder for the task is not expensive, but once the papers are shredded and bagged up, put out to the trash … then what?  It’s an open invitation for a thief!!  The shredded jumble of paperwork simply states that this information needed to be shredded because of its importance to me and here it all is in this bag for you – all you have to do is put the pieces together and your in business!

  If you have ever watched CSI or any such crime show, you know that they can put this back together in a few hours and know everything about you!  So my solution is to “Feed the shreds to the Worms!”  I happen to compost with red wiggler worms in a worm bin I purchased last year.  I have seen many versions of making your own worm bin handmade by others (on WordPress and other internet forums).  The shreds make a great addition to the worm bin and there is nothing left that can identity all your financial secrets except some wonderful worm castings that can only enhance your gardens!

 

We also have a 3 compartment compost bin outside that could be used for the same purpose, although I have never tried it yet.  I would soak down the shredded papers and stir them in so they don’t go flying around the neighborhood.  Once they start decomposing they should be all set in there.  Keep the compost moist and stir around at least once a week or so.

  Now if you see a stranger shifting around in your compost bin there may be reason for concern! 

One last idea on composting is for all those who have those gigantic trampolines for the kids and the kids have since outgrown.  We have one that was left at our newly purchased home down south and after much discussion what to do with it, we decided to make a compost bin out of it!!  We rolled it out into the field, flipped it over, encased it with chicken wire and tossed the tarp over it.  The tarp lays on the ground over the leaves!  It is huge but if you have the space … it is space well used and an old trampoline with renewed purpose!

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