Monday, July 12, 2010
One Small change- July
This post is really late- but I have been doing my change for the month up until now as well. It's a simple one- Composting. As our garden grows- I've been more aware of how important it is to compost- the soil needs it-if only to improve texture.
One boost that I've noticed in the last week is that I no longer have any veggie waste. I am a notorious veggie waster, My husband says I allow them to 'languish'- which is true- for whatever reason- it's much the same as my inability to return library books- something that seems like it would be easy for me to change- but for whatever reason I just can't do it ( I don't have a library card- but I read a lot- and lately I've been wondering if I can handle the responsibility of one- I mean my god- I do have a child that I manage to take care of- surely I can handle lent books?!?).
This is the best part of composting- my languishing vegetables now have a purpose, and this ability of mine to allow half a watermelon to get to that sticky syrupy phase means that for a household of just 2 adults- we produce a whole lot of compostable matter- It's almost enough to assuage my guilt over spoiled food (almost, but not quite- I was raised catholic after all).