Musings of an everyday woman . . .

Reflections on living and loving life . . .

Thinking of Spring . . . with Snow on the Ground! February 1, 2009

Filed under: Living Green — everydaywomanusa @ 12:49 pm
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With a healthy amount of snow currently on the ground (and a very unhealthy amount of ice), and another “BIG” storm predicted for Monday night, I’m thinking spring!

I just couldn’t resist picking up this tulip bulbs at the grocery store the other day.  The bulbs are submerged in water and they promise to bloom “within two weeks.”  They’ve already grown an impressive 10-12 inches and I look forward to some crimson/yellow-tipped blooms soon!  They certainly add a dash of green to our kitchen.

What are YOU doing to “think spring?”

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Great, New GREEN Children’s Book November 14, 2008

Filed under: Books,Education,Great Books,Living Green — everydaywomanusa @ 6:35 am
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I recently came across this book at one of our school’s Book Fairs and I just couldn’t resist!  The authors of “Our Class is Going Green!” are kindergarten students from Oklahoma.  They tell about all the ways they are reducing, reusing, and recycling in their classroom, in kid-friendly language.  The book is also illustrated by the youngsters and is printed on recycled paper.  Do you have little budding environmentalists that you’d like to share this book with?  Find out more by clicking here.

 

True Green October 7, 2008

Filed under: Farm,Living Green,Recycling — everydaywomanusa @ 10:06 pm
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My boys (two sons and my dear husband) would be the last ones in the world to call themselves “green.”  But, they’ve just proved they’re as green as can be by recycling and reusing a 53-year-old tractor.  Here they are unloading their wonderful “find” several months ago.  After much work, sweat, and loving toil, including sand-blasting, repainting, and mechanical repairs, they turned this 1955 Ford 960 Workmaster into a real beauty.

Nathaniel sandblasting the tractor frame, in preparation for paint.

The finished product . . .

This shiny “new,” recycled Ford tractor is a favorite of the children who come to visit our farm, too!