Going Green!

I have wanted to start this blog for quite a few months now and finally have both the time and the motivation to begin. So here goes my first attempt at writing a blog post for recreation instead of for a school assignment.

I have gone green! In my case “green” does not refer to the usual environmental interpretation of trying to save the environment. I have already gone down that road. We throw almost nothing away at our house. We recycle all the glass and plastic containers. Paper, paperboard, and cardboard are either recycled or burned and the ashes are added to the compost. Our food scraps all go to one of 3 places: our chickens, our dogs, or the compost. Meat items are fed to the dogs, bread and produce go to the chickens, and the real scraps are put in the compost. Our compost is then used to fertilize our garden and help grow our own fruits and vegetables. We empty our trash once a week and all the trashes together never even fill a 13 gallon bag. We filter our sink water instead of buying bottled water. We open the windows to let the natural breeze cool off our house instead of running the A/C units most of the time. We try to do our part to help lessen the negative impact we have on the planet. Well, that’s enough about the “green” that this blog is not about.

Rather the “green” that I refer to is that of an economical sense. “Growing a green thumb” has many interpretations. First and foremost it means learning how to be more economically responsible with the resources that you have. Of course “green” refers to the money that is being saved and “green thumb” to my love for gardening. My blog posts will fall into 2 main categories: first, couponing and second, gardening… on a budget of course.

So the only thing left to cover is: Are you ready to go green too?



  1. pmillerbsa said,

    April 27, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Great start! I look forward to reading of all your efforts!

  2. Tara said,

    April 27, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I look forward to this! I am in need of couponing and gardening tips so perfect timing!

  3. Shawn said,

    April 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I like it. I am looking forward to reading more of your blogs. 🙂

  4. April 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you! I am excited to finally be doing this! The next post will most likely come later today.

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