As an end of the year gift one year, my students gave me a gift certificate from Headrick’s Nursery to purchase a tree. This is the second year the tree has been planted, but part of my Mother’s Day gift was to make a flower/herb ring at the base. We used reclaimed bricks from a building that was torn down in Mullinville and some of my new compost. I transplanted a plant from another location in my yard.
Unfortunately, right after it was planted, Blondie (the Wonder Dog) decided to take a walk and take in the new aromas from my exquisite compost.
We also filled the new vegetable bed with the new compost. I can hardly wait to start planting.
Along about the same time I started my worm bin with the first set of worms, I also set up some recycle containers. We have several Rubbermaid storage containers around the house, so I just moved some things around and voila! I had my recycling center. We have one tote for newspapers, and another for a combination of plastic and glass. When we start filling the glass and plastic box, I will splurge for another container. Well today was our first trip to the recycling trailer which comes the first Saturday of month. Dear Daughter was working the trailer this morning as part of a project sponsored by the Serendipity Club to which she belongs. We didn’t have much, especially since I did not take my newspaper, but it felt good to take what we had. Dear Husband and I discussed briefly that with as little as we were taking, we should just walk, but “chickened out”. On the way, we decided that we would walk the next time and pick up recyclables littering the street along the way.
Today was also city wide clean-up day, so the large recycle trailers were set up next to the regular trailer. What did I spy, but an old screen door lying right on top of the trailer. Darn Husband was not happy that I wanted to bring yet another piece of junk home. Dear Daughter (can’t call her Darned Daughter) complained slightly, saying that it would just lie around the yard. At one point, I said to forget about it and for us to go home. DH was afraid that DD’s friends would make fun at school about her family “dumpster-diving”. Being more agile than the rest of us, it ended up that DD was actually the one who was able to retrieve the screen door from the trailer. It is now home waiting for a new life. I thought about using it as a yard decoration, but it could also serve as a trellis. I don’t have a vision for it yet, but it will come.