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365 Project 2014 – Days 9, 10, 11, & 12

365 Project 2014 Day 9 – Pinch me, I’m dreaming. The hubs and I both agree it’s still not sunk in that we live amongst such beauty. We were in the thinking realm of something’s got to happen… you can’t live waiting for something bad to happen. You can be prepared as best as you can but for the most part you must enjoy the moments as they are here; one day they will not be. Enjoy every moment you can.
365 Project 2014 Day 9, 10, 11, & 12

365 Project 2014 Day 10 – Dusty poo. This is what my son calls horse manure. He greeted our neighbor to tell them we were here to get some dusty poo. Yes, I’m shoveling shit for our garden. Some people would think gross, ewe, stinky, yuck and well, yes after all I’m shoveling shit. Surprisingly though I am fine. I don’t mind being outside working hard towards something that will overall benefit my family, our health, and our environment. Let’s also address the elephant in the room – the obvious 20 pounds extra on my frame. I’m not making excuses. Plain and simple, I didn’t put in the effort when times got rough over the past few months. From October till recently my mind has been preoccupied but today I am back on track. It’s ok to detour, whether good or bad, you’ve learned something from the unplanned path. Now back to where I was headed… 365 Project 2014 Day 9, 10, 11, & 12

365 Project 2014 Day 11 – Good day. 5 miles of hills under our belt and now a cup of coffee in hand while we watch the sun rise. Always a great way to start the day.
365 Project 2014 Day 9, 10, 11, & 12

365 Project 2014 Day 11 – Got Pie? There is nothing better than a warm gooey slice of homemade apple pie. This pie is for some friends who so generously donated practically brand new items to us for our new abode. They were moving and donating as they went. Since we’re unable to monetarily compensate I bake instead. This is my way of thanking those who provide such generosity. I wish I could do more…
365 Project 2014 Day 9, 10, 11, & 12

365 Project 2014 Day 12 – More dusty poo. Today I built out a temporary compost bin. Our neighbor was so kind enough to provide some temporary supplies till I get my plans in order. Given I am a little behind in the garden preparation area they thought it only fitting to help us get started with a few bits here. The surrounding material is a thick black flexible plastic with holes for air. I’ve got T-posts in various places to keep the sides from falling in. I then began layering. I was fortunate to have access to a tumbler composter so I had a good batch of moist already composting bits to add to the dusty poo. For now I will use the tumbler in conjunction with the open container. Each day I have a bucket of compost I’ll add to the tumbler and by end of week I’ll get a load of dusty poo and add the contents of the tumbler in layers. I’ll turn everything once I get to 3 or 4 feet of mix (reminder since I’m just starting). Soon I’d like to have at least 2 large rotating bins in conjunction with the tumbler and of course… a worm bin or two 🙂
365 Project 2014 Day 9, 10, 11, & 12

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