Home made veggie stock for carrot soup. This sauce pot contains water, onions including the peels, garlic and garlic peels, garden shallots, carrots, celery from the front garden, chard stems also from the front yard garden, parsley and cilantro, salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour or more, then strain and use for sauces and soups. Yum this is going to be delicious!
Here is an Organic gardening tip: Use the spent veggies for spot composting; Dig a semi deep hole where ever the soil needs improving, and bury the spent vegetables. (No meat scraps or cooking oils should be used in this gardening technique.) Cover them with about 7 inches of soil and straw mulch. The worms and bugs will come and work on this area and help improve the soil.
DIY Easy Mud Mitten for Dogs Tutorial from Illustrator Natalya Zahn at Dog Milk here. Spring is here and so is the mud. Really easy tutorial using a towel for the mud mitten. First seen on inspiration & realisation’s FB page. For more DIY pet projects go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/pets
great recycle project for those ripped, stained towels your too ashamed for good company!
DIY Flower Tower
I am going to try this!
This is great for the Fall season. I am always mucking around during the weekend and the dirt clings to my shoes. I am thinking you can use gravel too. Gravel might have better “sticking” power due to the texture. I am going to recycle a tray I bought for a party - I will never use this tray again, it is too specific to the theme of that party. This craft is a great way to repurpose that tray.
DIY - River Rock Boot Tray
After unsuccessfully searching for a cheap tray to put my shoes (from this tutorial), I came across an old tray at an estate sale this past weekend and decided to salvage it.
1. Old tray
2. Spray Paint (I used Ace Purple Gloss)
3. Rocks (I bought 3 bags of small pebbles at IKEA)
Make sure you clean off all the old dirt for the tray before spray painting. Then, spray the tray surface. Depending on color, you may need more than one coat of spray paint, but shouldn’t need more than two. Let the paint dry for about an hour, lay down rocks in bed of tray, and you’re ready to place your dirty shoes on the tray.
Project estimate: $5
Recycled Bottle cactus Planters
Totally surprised by Chef Rens. He found this drawer and surprised me w/ a portable kitchen garden (moestuin). His tip: bring home containers, jars or crates you find on the street. Drill holes in the bottom, fill w/ soil and plant your seeds #green #gardening #recycle #diy (Taken with Instagram at Bilderdijkkade)