After 30 years in the same house, and 55 years in the one suburb for my poor mum, my parents are finally moving out of Blackalls! They’ve bought a place 10km away, near a park, the lake, and with some already established roses and fruit and veg plants!
It even came with a giant dog out the back! Well over the back fence. This guy is HUGE!
Have you ever had the pleasure of having tomatoes that have sprouted up from your compost bin? Or a pumpkin vine snake its way through your flowers? Or strawberries popping up here and there? These cherry tomatoes are growing up behind the garage in the back corner of the yard. And taste delicious. (especially plucked straight from the plant!). Think it counts as organic and sustainable if we’ve just found them growing, then staked up a few with some leftover fence posts and grass we just pulled?
Back yard oranges and rhubarb, just waiting for me to stew them together and eat with some Greek yoghurt :) Or the oranges waiting for Rish to pluck them and juice them!
The mint is also rather wild. I’m told that you can use it to help with fleas? I was wondering about making my own herbal tea from it?
A few weeks back I went to a Kleenex Mums/Cottonelle event which was buzzing with ideas for saving money while being more environmentally friendly at the same time. Backyard gardens were among the many ways mentioned that we could make a small difference to our footprints. Check out Pin to Make a difference for some tips and ideas!
Yeah! Chokos! Apparently you can eat them, not just throw them at the year seven kids!
You can WIN a Cottonelle hamper by commenting below with your favourite tip for being sustainable around the house, garden or office. Tips around food of course are warmly welcomed :) One entry per person. Aussie addresses only. Entries close 9pm Friday 25/05/2012, and the winner will be chosen by me, with the criteria of being the one that makes me nod the most and go “yes, THAT!”. :)
The prize pack consists of an array of products, including:
– Viva cleaning products
– Kleenex Cottonelle Flushable Wipes
– Kleenex Cottonelle toilet tissue
– Kleenex Tissues
– 1 Kleenex Cottonelle puppy toy
(I think it’s worth entering for the puppy toy! As pictured below!)
* Comp is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Catherine with her tip: “My tip is to use up all the fresh veggies you grow or buy – for example, don’t throw away the stalks of broccoli and cauliflower but instead cube them to use in stews and soups …. and don’t waste the leafy tops of your celery because it tastes great added to stir-fries and other Asian dishes. And you can even finely chop the beautiful green tops of carrots as a substitute for parsley and other green garnishes.” Awesome ideas!