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(It hasn't been turned for a couple of weeks, due to my back. So I'm sure this batch will take a little longer.)

-I've written about composting before but I have more to say, so here I go.

-This past Winter was the first time that I've composted throughout the year. Before then it was just Spring and Summer. I really started to notice at the beginning of the Winter, that our regular household garbage accumulation was starting to increase. So all-year composting began. Trudging through the backyard in the snow, cold, and sometimes darkness was not fun at all. I seriously considered giving up Winter composting, but I stuck it out and I had a great start to my Spring/Summer compost. I'm in love with composting.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

-Composting is pretty simple. Collection, watering, turning, letting the compost be. I have 2 compost bins in the backyard. I dump the waste in one, while the other full bin is left to do it's job of decomposing. Of course, no animal products are included, other then egg shells. If it hasn't rained for awhile I'll pull out the hose and water each compost, once a week, which has been good so far. I also do my best to remember to leave the compost tops off, to catch any rainfall.

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Blue Jay feather

-The end results are amazing. The smell, the texture, the colour, blows my mind. It smells like a healthy earth. Which makes sense because of course the scraps came from the earth. I love running my hands through the finished product to really appreciate it. It still amazes me every time I spread a finished compost, that I have this nutritious plant feed to utilize. I use it for the garden and my potted plants, which are flourishing. I also love knowing that I've done my part to keep as much of my garbage out of the landfills as possible. It's not a lot, but it is my small part to help the earth.

Are you a composter & what do you love about it? If not, what's holding you back (no judgement, just wondering :))?

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Till next time,

Nadia

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  • The composts are starting to get my attention, now that the weather is slowly warming up. It rained most of last week, on and off throughout the days, so I left the compost lids off to catch all of the free water. Why run the garden hose, which isn't out of the shed yet, when natures waters things for free?
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I know, not pretty but the results are going to be beautiful
  • The rhubarb is popping through the earth. An annual that I have to pick my brain to figure out what to do with the abundance. I still have chutney that I made last summer, from the second cutting. The first cutting was given to our next door neighbour. What else can I do with rhubarb, that doesn't involve pie? Jam maybe? I hate to let it go to waste. Food is food.

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  • I need to get a move on the herbs, tomatoes, peas, greens and whatever else I can think of. So much more economical then buying from the store and I know, for the most part, what is in the soil, water, etc.

Anyone else composting or gardening this spring and summer?

  • Update on Rehtaeh Parsons case. An independent inquiry will now occur, by the office of the Premier (Darrell Dexter) of Nova Scotia. I was never big on signing petitions until a few years ago, but I like to think that they do help. My original blog post.

Photo: 424,770 have finally helped win an important measure of justice for 17 year old Rehtaeh Parsons.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>The Premier of Nova Scotia has responded to a 424,770 signature petition started by Sherri Bain, a family friend of the Parsons, --www.change.org/rehtaeh -- demanding an independent inquiry into police actions in Rehtaeh’s case. Today the Premier’s office called Sherri to tell her that they would be announcing an independent review into police and the public prosecution service’s actions in Rehtaeh’s case.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Sherri says “Something is going to change because of this, for Rehtaeh, for her family and friends who will live with this tragedy forever, and for the countless girls and women around the world who are victims of both sexual assault and a culture that tells them that it's their fault.”</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Please share this image and Sherri’s message.(Directly from change.org/REHTAEH. "Please share this image and Sherri’s message.")

Till next time,

Nadia