Thursday, April 22, 2010

HAPPY EARTH DAY!! Changes and more....

Happy Earth Day!, Everybody!!!

This is a really cool website -- http://1smallchangeblog.blogspot.com/

Is there anything that you do on a regular basis to make changes in your life? Gardening is great, yes!! But what else do you do?

In our house we are making small changes -- Ken grew up in NYC. So I think there is an "everything is disposable" mentality. He is QUICK to catch onto the changes tho.

Here are a few things we do and are getting into the habit of doing.

**Don't leave the water running when you brush your teeth.
**Don't leave the water running while you are washing dishes
**Use cloth napkins as often as possible
**Use dishtowels as much as possible instead of paper towels
**Use reusable bags at the grocery
**We don't just "go for rides" anymore - we always run several errands if we go out
**Owning 1 car and making it work
**I do not buy "things" anymore unless they are at least 75% off - things like clothes I buy at thrift shops, appliance type things come from freecycle or craigslist, groceries are bought with coupons, LOTS of coupons
**I make things like curtains out of recycled fabrics
**This summer we will have a BIG garden
**We are going to go in with friends and buy a cow/pig to be butchered

I am even in the process of talking to someone about bartering cooking for a barn roof repair.

These are just a few of the changes we are trying to make. Hopefully you are making some too!!

Keb, Lilly and Ken

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