Saturday, August 18, 2007

Month in Review

I've been writing this blog for exactly one month, so I thought it would be fun to have a quick look back. I started this with the intention of sharing positive stories about the environment, ways to live a "greener" life, be healthier, and appreciate nature. I did it because I love learning new things, and to learn something good every day has been so refreshing for me. I expected to post once a week, but I've been posting every day! That's a lot of good news.

My Favorites
Things I've Learned
  • Lavender oil is great, but lavender mixed with eucalyptus may be better because bees aren't attracted to eucalyptus (we haven't been stung, but I notice bees around the Lavender plant a lot)
  • Green Clean for Drains
  • Turn a Garbage Strike into something good
  • How to get rid of Japanese Beetles
  • That's certainly not all I've learned, but it's a start
What are your favorites?
Things you'd like to see more of?

5 comments:

mom said...

Terra, Great posting so far. I love learning more about energy saving tips and the lavender is good. I didn't know about the eucalyptus but I will for sure use that one. I got the lavender for our camp trip and mixed the potion us today. I will be taking it on the Hood to Coast run I am driving for next weekend. Should keep the van smelling a little more peaceful.
Do you have any information on getting rid of dog waste? I just feel so bad all the time when I put it in plastic bags for the dump, I know it's going to sit there for 10,000 years.
Keep up the good work. love you!

terra said...

I got the eucalyptus oil advice from Mike D.

I haven't read anything practical for dog waste. You can't even compost it. The only thing you can do is be sure your bags are biodegradable. Don't use scented ones - that's a waste of $$. I'll keep looking.

Village Green said...

Love your blog! More vegan recipes would be nice.

Village Green said...

Check out the Doggie Dooley, your own self installed dog poo composter!

http://www.doggiedooley.com/

Don't know what to do with cat waste. I've read you aren't supposed to flush it into human waste water systems.

Here's another web site's view on the matter:

http://www.cityfarmer.org/petwaste.html

terra said...

Thanks! I may do a post on that. I remember seeing the Doggie Dooley a while back. I like the garbage can thing better.