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Earth Friendly & Recycling Are you doing your part to help save the Earth and make it a better place for the next generations? Talk about recycling and going green here!

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Old 04-14-2013, 05:44 PM
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1st hubby & I had roaches when in military quarters
and we fought hard to get rid of them.
Then with 2nd hubby my son brought in an organ (to practice
for church) BUT it came from an apt of a friend who was loaded
with them so natch they were in organ. I fussed at him big
time and took hubby & I good while to get rid of them too.
I asked David didn't you see them crawling all over her
apt he just said sorry did not think they would be in organ.
Those nasty things get in everything. To date have only
had 1 mouse and caught himher within 3 hours of spotting it.
The trap was in a closet so dog could not get to it
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:27 PM
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Yes, they are very hard to get rid of (roaches) and can sneak in in ways you never would think about.

Our mice apparently are too small as they are eating the peanut butter off the traps and not setting them off. I have sticky traps in a place where I've been seeing droppings on my staircase going to the basement.. sigh! one small place in my house where there is no electric outlet to put one of those sonic blaster things. I haven't seen anymore droppings since I put the traps out the other day so I'm hoping they have moved on to greener pastures. We will be working on our shed this summer to seal it up better as I'd guess they are hanging out in there. It's in the back yard where 2 of my dogs go all the time.. so can't put poison out there for fear of the mice bringing it outside.

What a pain!

On our recycling.. they brought us pretty blue trash cans that look just like our regular city trash cans but a little smaller. I know the bins you are talking about, people here used to pay a private recycler place to pick up their recyclables. Never could really figure out why they did that when it's free to take all your recyleables to several stations we have around town, big dumpsters designated for newspapers, plastics, glass.

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:24 PM
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We have never had to pay for them picking up
recycle stuff. And the man that picks up ours always takes
our bins back to where we keep them. He is such a nice man.
For the record he only replaces one other house besides ours.
They are senior citizens too. Well Judy is not a senior citizen
but she is mentally challenged not sure he has ever seen
her tho'
Good luck with doing your shed. Evidently there are no signs
of mice in ours or Kent would have said something by now.
That is where riding lawn mower etc is
Book calling me so will not be on here much longer. Good nite
and God bless all
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:34 PM
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Save my coffee grinds every morning by emptying them around my bushes in the garden. Also put leftover fennel seeds from tea around plants too. They make the garden smell so nice and keep bugs away.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:06 AM
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Good morning all!!

I am recycling my extra garden perienials to friends, I have shared 2/3 of my hens and chicks with 2 friends, and am ready to dig up and send quite a few of the Chinese lantern plants with a woman at church whose husband accidentally sprayed weed killer on all her plants instead of bug spray when they were having a large family gathering.

I might also send a few daylilies with her also.

I am also recycling some of last summer's clothing to my church for the free store we have there for clothing.

Take care all!! Norma
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:17 AM
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Norma

That is awesome.. people don't often think of plants as recycling but they certainly are and saves money for the person receiving them too in that they don't have to go out and buy them.

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Old 05-13-2013, 10:16 AM
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Yes it is Anna. I have some Hosta's
that some one recycled to me as well as Stacie
Once she gets a place to plant them hers will
no longer be here.
I save all my tomato seeds and then replant all
don't come up but lots do. And I love home "made"
tomatoes
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:21 PM
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Today I recycled some old shirts I love, I will use them for patterns to make some more. I try to have a box we can drop items into then drop it off at the thrift store. We recycled/re purposed some furniture in the house. The house looks different no money spent and nothing in the landfill or dumpster.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:55 AM
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I am recycling a load of wood privacy fence am making a 3 ft tall fence around my garden they were 6 ft we cut them in half we made 2 8ft sections yesterday will work on more today also we got them for free from craigs list and got some tall a shaped frames from there also and am making a triangle shaped obelisk for my climbing vine with flowers we always go get the free wood hmmm now to find some old windows to play with lol
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:48 AM
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Good morning all!!

I re-cycled some baby/little girl patterns that I found in this month's Martha Stewart magazine. I sent them to a member of this forum via snail mail.

On the plants, the hens and chicks were originally given to me, so I am just "paying it forward". The daylilies were also given to me and now I have "beds" of plants just to give away. I divide them, start a new bed, and still have plenty to bless others with.

I paid $5 for the chinese lantern plant (1 of them), and now have been giving them away for at 3 years. My bed 3' x 12", is filled and the ones I am giving away are the volunteers that have chosen to spring up in the driveway by that bed.

Take care all!! Norma
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