Over the years I’ve used various containers for starting seeds, including repurposed plastic yogurt cups & such. But I loved those little pots you can drop into the soil – pot, plant and all. How convenient!
But I wanted a free version. So I’ve started planting my seeds in repurposed cardboard toilet paper rolls. They’re biodegradable, the earthworms love the paper when it’s in the garden, and they’re absolutely FREE!
When it’s time to put my precious seedlings into the garden that the whole shootin’ match – cardboard tube & all – can be placed in the soil!
The cardboard will simply decompose and further enrich the soil. I like that!
We’ve moved away from gifts of toys for our grandkids for Christmas. Instead we now give experience gifts to them. It’s been such a wonderful change.
We get to spend time with our grandkids and create memories for Christmas instead of giving just another toy to be broken & forgotten in no time.
But these excursions aren’t often on the schedule until AFTER the big day. RancherMan & I hate gathering for Christmas and having nothing other than a scheduled event to give to our beloved grandbabies.
So in addition to their experience gift, we usually give them a little sumpin’ on Christmas day. This year I thought it would be fun for that sumpin’ to be a snowman treat jar.
I like to make my own products instead of buying whenever possible. And although dog shampoo is not expensive, I’d love to be in control of the ingredients. We’ve all heard the horror stories of cheap products with questionable ingredients that have harmed pets.
Our needs for dog shampoo are slight. We only have one small dog. But she’s a cutie, let me tell ya!
You need a cutting board so you buy one. But did you know it’s pretty simple (and very inexpensive) to make an all-natural oak cutting board yourself. We wanted to make small cheese boards to go with our homemade gifts. Come see how we did it.