Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

Repurposing your Christmas Tree

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!! The Three R’s of Green Living–and you can practice all three with one simple step.  Instead of putting your live Christmas Tree onto the curb for the county to pick up, consider using it to start a brush pile in your backyard.  Brush piles are a great way to provide food and shelter for the wildlife that visit your yard.  The decomposing wood will attract beetles and other bugs which will in turn feed birds and other wildlife.  The shelter from the elements and protection from predators will benefit all types of birds and other animals this winter and will turn into a “places to raise young” in the spring.   It will be its on little ecosystem!

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  Cindy Duhm wrote @

We just take off the lights and ornaments and set the tree along with the stand on the deck for the rest of the winter! It’s a great place for the birds and close to the house to watch and hang suet or peanut butter covered pine cones on.


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