Monday, February 23, 2009

Yesterday, we went to see Spirit - a rehabbed bald eagle. It was amazing! BUT. I am disappointed. The information that the Polk County Conservation website gave was faulty. The website did not mention that a live bald eagle would be released at 3 PM - so I missed seeing it released by literally seconds. Also - the website specifically DID say that talks about bald eagles will be given at 1, 2 and 3. But...there was no talk at 3. I was most bummed! I really did want to learn more about these magnificent birds. time I will know to call ahead to get the "real" story.

I must be missing the caribbean - I dyed some roving shocking shades of ocean blue and green! (Note the feline "help").

My friend Terri and I are starting on a new adventure together - VERMICOMPOSTING! Yes, we're composting indoors with worms. She's ordered the worms....I'm supplying shredded paper and worm trays. I'm already saving up worm food - coffee grounds, eggshells, and citrus peels are "wintertime" compostables around here.

I'm pretty excited about this. Since becoming a locavore, my trash and recycling output has gone way, way down. Right now it's primarily cat littler (ew), some random bits and pieces (we produce maybe 1 bag of trash every 2 weeks) and, sadly, some compostables. But with our new wormie friends, the compostables will be turned into lush soil for my garden. I LOVE IT!

Yesterday was National Margarita Day. Which I of COURSE celebrated. Now there's a holiday I can proudly support!
Also, yesterday was laundry soap day. My frugal soul rejoices at spending 10 minutes and maybe 10 bucks and making 2 months worth of homemade laundry detergent.

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Blogger Claire said...

Oooooh, loving the Caribbean roving colours....fabulous! Gee, do you need any fiber? ;-) We sorted through it on the weekend, but that's another blog post I haven't done yet.

1:39 PM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

What are you gonna do with all that fiber girl?? Plus you have a shearing of your own coming up in a few months I assume?! :)

1:43 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

I think a visit to Abi is definitely required. I will have fun learning about all the different fibers (believe me, they vary incredibly!) and learning how to dye and all that jazz. Yes, our shearing is mid-March. Less than a month, probably. Uhh....what was I thinking, again?

1:52 PM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

you got fiber-fever girl! It happens to ALL of us. :) Perfectly normal! I will say this, though - learn to spin ASAP. because once you do - and start spinning alot - you get much more discriminatory about the fiber you bother buying/stashing. I have some stuff I got when I first learned to spin that, well..had I known, I wouldn't have bothered with. At least...that is how it worked with me.

And yes, visit abi! It is TOO much fun! :)

2:52 PM  
Blogger Shadows of the goddess designs said...

Love the carribean colors. I want to just roll myself up in them and pretend i am in the ocean waters!!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Shadows of the goddess designs said...

I was jsut reading alst week about the worm composting and thinking it would be cool . I might actaully have to try it now. I have SO much to do yard and garden wise...just wishing mother nature would proovide the warm weather to start on it

7:02 AM  
Blogger teresa ann said...

i have to know more about this home made laundry detergent!

12:55 AM  

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