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If you read my other blog, Once A Little Girl, you know I hate weeds, but I like to garden. I love flowers. I even love wild flowers. With that kind of love-hate relationship, things can get out of hand pretty easily.
With my love of nature, of course I recycle. I got involved in “being green” back on the very first Earth Day. Yes, eco-nuts predicted global warming way back in 1970. I remember a passionate environmentalist exclaiming, no one will listen for another 30 years, and then it will be too late to reverse the effects of green-house gasses. I tore soup can labels off at the check-out counter exclaiming: “Save the environment. End needless packaging.”
Most of us recycle these days. It’s easy. Just put newspapers, cans, bottles and plastic in the recycle bin. My village makes it easy; we don’t even need to sort anything. Still, I came across an idea that fits with my green thumb (and mind) and it saves me money.
I hired my grand-daughter, Emma to help me out. She’s happy to work for free, still, it’s fun to reward a hard worker like Emma. Sure, it’s not enough to stimulate the economy toward recovery, but I might help Emma buy her Adele songs from iTunes. Besides, doesn’t every bit help.
I found a way to have weed free flowerbeds, and recycle my newspapers. Best of all, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.
Step 1: Lay thick layers of newspaper over the area.