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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Ten years ago my husband George ( he doesn't mind me mentioning his name on my blog) and I took a Master Composting course to learn how to compost properly.  It was sponsored by the city and every time we helped out manning a booth at the exhibition informing people about composting  we each received a free black composter. We even appeared on a CBC radio morning program answering questions about composting.  We have four black composters,  a green rotating composter and four wire bin composters. That's a lot of composting and we compost all winter long too.

Our Master Composter certificates in 2000
Unscreened compost ready to use.
This is mostly kitchen scraps  with a lot of egg shells that we get from  the church catering when they make eggs sandwiches or lemon meringue pies.
Today I dug out some compost what we call black gold but as you can see from the photo, it looks more brown than black. My husband took a photo of me squatting, digging out compost that's ready to spread on my flower bed while there's still some unfinished compost at the top. I didn't quite finished my job because I had to return to the farm for my chores. I've been weeding most of the afternoon except when I took breaks to rest a bit and check Rug Hooking Daily.  To my horror I notice that my hair looks gray in the photo but my husband said that it's because of the sun. Even my cloths looks washed out.  I'm still salt and pepper but not all gray yet, lol....  JB


  1. Julia, you make me feel very sedentary, you do so much physical work! The closest thing I come to a compost is my worm bin, where I put a few vege scraps, cornmeal etc so the worms will grow. I have them to feed to my pet box turtle, "Lucky". I guess to Lucky it would be consider gold.
    My hair in a camera flash is pure silver/white. I've always heard you shouldn't have long hair when you're old, but of course since I don't feel old, it doesn't count.

  2. That is funny. It sounds like something I would say about my hair. Lets chalk it up to bad photography lighting.
    We compost regularly but ours is collected in a bin bi-weekly and taken to a facility. THen once or twice a year they offer it free (bring your own bag).

  3. Ohhhh, have you visited Red Jack Rugs blog today???? :)

  4. Deb, I've learned about worm composting but never got into that. I have so many flower beds and gardens that I need many compost. I don't look after turning my compost because I'm so bus. It all rots in sooner or later.

    Some of my sisters dyes their hair but I never did. I never have to show a card for senior discount days. lol... JB

  5. Kim, Can you imagine my surprise when I check out Red Jack blog? I could hardly believe it. It made my day. Thanks.

    I wouldn't give my compost away. It really makes my soil so much richer. I feel like I'm burying gold in my back yard. lol...

    About my hair, it's definitely Salt and Pepper still JB