Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Day 49 Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
Christian is learning place values in math right now. I took a pizza box and cut it out and made numbers so he could figure it out in a more tactile manner.
We also went to the Backyard Bird Shop and bought a Mason Bee House and Mason Bee Larvae. David nailed up on the side of the house by our plum tree, grape vines and rasberries. This should help increase fruit production.
I have been giving one of our compost bins special attention to ensure that we have plenty of compost ready to go in a few weeks when we get ready to start our gardens. I use yard waste, coffee grounds and add it a bit of chicken poop. I have also been adding water since we have not had much rain. We feed our table scraps to the chickens, so I assume their digestive systems help convert the food into good fertilizer. We just have to let it break down a bit before we start gardening.