Friday, June 8, 2012

Boy go away for a little while and everything goes down the tubes.  Apparently the gremlins have been at work "fixing" things and I sure don't like it.  Was nice and simple before, now it took me ages to figure out how to post, why don't they just leave things alone,lol.


Well now it is June and things are in bloom and it is nice and warm , still cooling off at night so pretty perfect. Adding  things into the vegie garden and working on pumpkin patch, also just got order of trees so they will need to be planted.  Looks like we may have some apples on the old trees this year which will be great!!  For the last several years we have gone appleless, missed them as they were so good!

I have some hints for you, one I really love.  I buy lemons for baking and cooking but usually end up with a few that are wasted as they spoil so fast.  Well, I heard a hint that really works, when you bring the lemons home from the store put them in a zip lock bag.  I have two in the fridge right now that are over a month old and still perfect, how cool is that!!!

Speaking of zip lock bags I was speaking to a friend and mentioned that I reused mine and she had never thought of that.  I just turn them inside out and put them in top rack of the dishwasher and they are fine.  When you think of it most of what we put in them is not icky so putting them through wash cycle kills any germs and you have not added to the land fill.

As I work in my flower beds I am using old magazines, papers, feedbags (which I split down the side and open out), shreds from the bank , etc to use as mulch.  Over that I put mulch or straw, which ever I have on hand.  This is another way to refrain from adding to landfill and also kill weeds without chemicals.  I am also using my borax mixture as well as vinegar to kill weeds.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will try to get back sooner.  I am also trying to catch up on my blog reading and seeing what everyone else is up to.  So far none of the blogs are allowing me to comment, not sure what is up with that!!

Barbara

3 comments:

Mare said...

Hi Barbara! I love your tips on washing zip lock bags and recycled mulch for the gardens! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. I'll be stopping by for a visit often as i can! love, mare

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Barb!

It's me, Sherry! Just wanted to stop by and say HI.
I closed my blog for a while and am teaming up with my friend Marie and sharing her blog, "Dolls by Marie Antoinette".

Hope you & Jim are staying cool this summer, it's been a real challenge.

Love & hugs to you both, "Edie" formerly Sherry @ Edie Marie's Attic

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Just checking up on you to see how you're doing. Hope all is good this fall for you & Jim.

Hugs, Sherry