Monday, July 19, 2010

R.I.P. Chicken and Rats in the Feed

We had a strange week...

Not sure if it was the heat or general weakness but we lost one of the chickens. I found it dead under the coop with an egg laying next to it. Strange?!?

Next up, I solved the mysteries of the "swinging feed bucket" and "Where the hell is all the chicken feed going?".

Fixed the problem with a trap and peanut butter. 
Next up, all of the little mice eating the leftovers.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sustainability Tip : Save The Shorts

If you're tough on shorts and pants like I am (rips, popped buttons, etc.), then this is a great tip. Instead of throwing out a torn pair of shorts, or shoving them into the back of the closet, get em' fixed.

There are still sewing shops out there, and even some grandmas willing to help. You can get most anything fixed, even the worst of rips.

I have shorts that are 10+ years old that have been brought back to life again by a seamstress at "The Stitchin' Post" on 23rd St.

For a few dollars you can save a lot in the long run.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sustainability Tip : Freezin' Green Beans

What do you do when you've got excess green beans from the garden?

Freeze Em'!

1. Cut or snap off the ends. Break into smaller pieces.

2. Boil for 3-5 minutes.

3. Dump into ice bath for 3-5 minutes.

4. Ziploc (suck out the excess air) and freeze.

5. Heat and eat for fresh tasting green beans any time of the year.