Sunday, November 21, 2010

updiddly update

I don't post very often, so I needed an update. I have been trying to start up my garden here at our new place. It has been such a mission with my garden because Bandit likes to dig holes. Every time I try to plant something in the ground, he goes ad digs it up. The only think I have in the ground right now is broccoli. Sure enough though he has eaten a few plants and dug them up numerous times. I go outside and find a broccoli plant across the yard just begging to be put back in the ground on a regular basis. anytime I have a fruit or veggie with seeds, I just stick that shit in the dirt and see if it grows. Tomatoes are the easiest. I've resorted to planting most things in pots at least until they are large enough to replant. So here are some photos of my progress and some extra stuff.

2 broccoli plants I planted separately from the other bunch, to throw Bandit off.
The rest of the broccoli

tomato and homemade ghetto trellis

cucumbers and radishes from seeds.

the green carport
Mint and dill

these are some tomato seeds I threw in the dirt after cooking something. They are sprouting!

more tomato sprouts
oregano from seeds

a donation of pots :)

When we finally moved in to the new place I was unpacking boxes of books. I couldn't wait to find this book that has been in storage for the past 2 YEARS!! I was so upset that I put this in storage. I can't tell you how many times I needed this book while it was away. So when we finally moved and I was unpacking all the books, all I could think about was finding this book. I unpacked all the boxes labeled "books" and there was still no sign of it. I was really upset. I thought maybe there were more boxes in storage and I started to panic. But then something clicked and I had a faint memory. I had vaguely remembered putting this in a box with a bunch of office supplies, becuase it was always on my desk.  Lo and behold I found it in a box labeled "Michelle's desk." I was so relieved!

So I finally decided to make another batch of this all purpose household spray cleaner, equivalent to 409. If you have any care for the environment or just the air you breath in your own home, I recommend this book. We are exposed to so many checmicals inside our own homes and we don't even reaize it. From your bug spray to your toilet cleaner, there are toxic chemicals all around us. And if you have small children in the home, there is even more reason to switch to all natural household cleaners. Most bottles of household cleaners aren't even required to put ingredients on their labels. So most of the time you have no idea what's even in them! That's scary. I would rather just make my own cleaners, that last just as long or longer, are just as effective or more, and cost way less. There's no question. All it takes is a few ingredients and a couple minutes and you have natural products to clean your whole house. Plus, what other company makes tub and shower cleaner that is practically edible and smells like frosting? I do! I don't need a gas mask to clean my shower.


You can find the book on Amazon. Get it!