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HAHAHAHA The mice, bears, crows and other assorted creatures LOVE my compost pile. I guess I ought to go out there and turn it some time!
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5/7/14 10:28 A

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7/29/13 6:18 P

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If I was hungry enough I'd eat a guinea pig. I don't think we get hungry enough. And even when we do get hungry we don't have to wait too long to get something. Some people don't have it so easy. We've gotten picky and don't even know it! I served a platter of fruit slices to a group of people yesterday and one of the persons there carefully removed the peach peel before eating the peach slice. I'd never seen that done before; not with slices on a fruit platter anyway. LOL!

I might choose peaches over guinea pig though, having the choice!
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7/28/13 9:51 A

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I went to a sustainability workshop and in South America they eat chickens and guinea pigs as food and mostly what food scraps one doesn't eat the other does. No one at the workshop planned adding guinea pigs to their diet.

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7/21/13 12:30 A

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Actually you can compost bones. The problem is that they attract the sorts of critters you might not want hanging around your yard like bears, cougars, coyotes and the like. And really big bones like the kind that come from beef simply take MUCH too long to disintegrate.

But here's something you can do. Put those bones back in the slow cooker and cook them for as many days as is necessary to soften them. I've never done this with big beef bones 'cuz I always give them to my dogs. But for smaller bones and chicken bones the long, slow cooking will soften them so you can break them apart into little pieces. When I do this I give them to my dogs--they no longer splinter; they are soft and will break down quickly in compost if layered in well. Makes awesome fertilizer. And the liquid you strain out from the mushy bones is more tasty and healthy broth.




Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/20/13 11:17 A

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I know you can't compost meat and bones, but I wonder if there is something to do with the bones other than make broth. Any ideas? I don't remember my grandparents doing anything other than giving the larger ones to the dogs.

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Well now, that's recycling isn't it??! LOL!!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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When we moved out of city limits 23 years ago we started recycling and composting but now that we have chickens, they eat almost everything!


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7/19/13 6:23 P

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Tks Aniduck. I've been thinking about it for a very long time, and next week I'm moving to an even smaller place.

However, not everything goes to garbage, at least not the first time around. I use my scraps for other things: veggie-scrap broth, bake anything with the pulp left from juicing, freezing leftovers (or making new meals from them), citrus oils, etc.

I'm on the hunt for a neighbour who does composting. I'd like to offer my scraps in exchange for some compost.

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ANEWTATIANA, I hear you. Good for you that you at least want to do it. Keep thinking about it and you might find a way to at least compost a few of your kitchen scraps. I know some people that have a composting bucket under their sink. I don't know how good it works though. If it does then their potted plants must love the fertilizer, eh?


Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I'd love to, but in my apartment, there is precious little space to do so. I've researched it and it's feasible to do indoors, I just don't know where I'd put it.

I wish we had the services here that my sister has in her neighbourhood: 3 different recycling bins and 1 compost bin per house. They have almost nothing for the landfill.

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We retired to our mountain home 6 years ago and we immediately stared composting. We have no govt. garbage service out here (17 miles to nearest town), so we have to take care of our waste ourselves. We take all recyclables to the county recycle center, compost all compostables, and take what remains to the county landfill as needed. When friends ask why we won't pay one of the local garbage collection companies $15 a month, we point put that we average about one 33 gal bag of garbage which costs us $1.50 to dispose of at the recycling center (in their garbage bins). Any usable clothes, tools, household items go to our local women's shelter re-sale shop. All in all, we feel very happy to take the small amount of time to know we are doing our best to help our beautiful piece of paradise stay that way! And our garden loves all that beautiful compost!

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Here's why you ought to be...
www.fromscratchmag.com/10-reasons-yo
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should-compost/

I couldn't imagine not having a place to throw my kitchen scraps, leaves, used duckhouse straw, etc. And thinking about kitchen scraps putrefying inside plastic bags gives me bad dreams LOL!. And garbage disposals just add to plumbing/sanitation problems and that's such a waste anyway. I love my compost pile!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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