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We have had an exciting weekend.
Take a look at this wonderful website.
REUSE _ REDUCE_RECYCLE Here we reused and old screen gate.
This project started out as a long gate of some kind. It had a latch at one side. IT came from a neighbor.
We cut the board apart on the outside edge of the center frame. It is perfect for the compost bin we want and “need” so desperately.
Here is our place for all the grass clippings, cabbage leaves, carrot peels, ashes from the fireplace, flower petals after deadheading….
I may even clean out the rain gutters…. what better composting material!
She is showing us her beautiful feathers.
I have a lot of flower beds. Each year we get a few more perennials.
As we get older we like to watch the birds that come to visit.
Mr QT has even started to try and imitate them. He thinks some of them are answering his calls. It brings a smile to everyone’s face.
It’s the little things like this in life that bring so much pleasure.
We find the birds like the compost bins as well.
You can see all the leaves that accumulate in our back yard.
I have been a firm believer in composting in many years. It is hard at times to get my family to come on board. This project included them in the process and I hope it will encourage them to take the vegetable and fruit scraps to the bin. We all love the flowers and the birds!