Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Going green

We have been accused of being Amish by one person and borderline menonite by an entire community.   So many things in our home are hand made by us.   Curtains and clothes.  I embroidery the towels and pillow cases.   I make the runner that goes under the alter.   I even make little dolls for the children at church.

Now we have truly gone over board.   We just made our very first batch of laundry soap.   It was made last night.   3 gallons of the stuff.   And I just scooped it out of the bucket and into recycled soda bottles.  

Craziness.  

Yes,  I reuse disposable grocery sacks and usually use re usable bags at the store.  Going green!   Worn out clothing gets cut up and use as rags.   News paper and old bills are used as fire starters.  Worn out bath towels go in the dog kennels.   My favorite cleaners in the house are vinegar, baking soda and borax.

I have been told that we were born in the wrong century.  

Maybe so....

Gotta go.   Time to get the weeds out of the vegetable garden before they take over.

7 comments:

  1. LOL Rose...I've never really gotten those kind of comments...guess it's because we've always lived close and been part of a farming community...everyone is used to gardening, canning, sewing, etc. Now I can't sew worth a darn but I do put up everything out of my garden. Hope you enjoy your garden. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. I guess we were to different from most of the other military families. I got everything planted just in time for a good rain. Almost two inches.

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  2. There is nothing wrong with making your own stuff, it's a heck of a lot cheaper that is for sure. I would be proud of how you're doing things. Most of the time when people critize like that it's because they dont know how or aren't willing. Take it in stride. Hugs

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    1. Aren't willing is about right. Dragon wanted to try making our own soap. Fragrance free. Hopefully we will be able to use it.

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  3. There are certainly worse folks you could be compared to! :)

    Keep it up.

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    1. I didn't mind. If I had appropriate clothes when we lived in Idaho, I wouldhhave visited a menonite church. It was a matter of respect.

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