One of the things she brought was a gift from my buddies in Burleson-a battery charger! This got us on the topic of garbage in the village. Most of the people who live there generate much less garbage than me, so this isn’t as big a problem as it may sound. They pretty much just throw the little they don’t want outside of their yard.
I of course can’t make myself do that, so I have a lovely hole dug in my yard for things like old batteries, the, um, contents of the litter box, broken glass, and other undesirable things. It’s over by the outhouse. I call that area Pooh Corner. Tin cans don’t go in there, though. I have a wonderful can opener that doesn’t leave a sharp edge. That way I don’t worry when my friends take the cans for kids to play with!
Any leftover or spoiled food that the dog won’t eat goes into my compost pile – one of these days I really am going to plant a garden. Paper gets burned, and plastic bags…
I am thrilled to have learned how to crochet purses and other items out of old plastic bags. Ok, I don’t really crochet all that well, and can only make long line of single stitches. But, a friend crochets! Her family could really use some extra income. Old plastic bags are always blowing around all over the place, so there’s no cost for materials. When she finishes one, I’ll post a picture and let you know how much it sells for.
So, that’s more than you ever wanted to know about how to take out the trash in my neck of the woods.