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Pioneers vs the Modern Homestead Trash

 
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My dad puts glass and a couple rocks in a concrete mixer for a while to round the sharp edges off and then uses it as gravel in the driveway.  



I've seen this done. Excellent walking paths.

As far as deer corn ... several years ago I emptied entire deer corn bags opened on the ground. Replaced it for several months when the piles were almost gone. The time came to stop feeding them. Underneath it all was a 2 inch thick layer of black goo. Very tar like but gooier. Did not seem biological or natural at all. Nothing would grow there but it was overgrown everywhere else around. Any guesses on what kind of corn it turned out to be? Gimme a G ....


 
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Mike Barkley wrote:
As far as deer corn ... several years ago I emptied entire deer corn bags opened on the ground. Replaced it for several months when the piles were almost gone. The time came to stop feeding them. Underneath it all was a 2 inch thick layer of black goo. Very tar like but gooier. Did not seem biological or natural at all. Nothing would grow there but it was overgrown everywhere else around. Any guesses on what kind of corn it turned out to be? Gimme a G ....



A G... GROSS!! :D

I forget what "food" someone spilled once, that even the ants wouldn't touch. That can't be a good sign....
 
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Dan, Pearl and Mike ...  thank you for doing what you can to keep stuff out of landfills.

And thank you for sharing.

 
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Me and Dan Boone were derailing this thread, so the conversation resumes on a new thread of it's own. If you are going to comment on any of the stuff about plastic bricks, or the financial reality of plastic use, please do so at the new thread. Financial Realities vs Waste

We return this thread to thoughts on Pioneers vs the Modern Homestead Trash!! :)
 
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Here are some things to do with plastic bottles:


Doll Houses




Bird Houses or Bird Feeders




Wind Chimes or maybe this hangs over a baby's bed?



 
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Anne: Cute birdhouses and dollhouses... I think that looks like fun to do... I love itty bitty things I can make gaudy colors! I'll notate those in my idea files. Thanks!!
 
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I grew up on a property that had once been part of a larger farm.  My house was built next to a kind of gully that was located about 300 to 400 yards from the farm house.  Guess where the farmers' dump was!  My mother spent years going down there and pulling out the dangerous rusted tin cans and broken glass bottles down there.  It was a favorite play area for my brother and I but we were admonished to stay on the path.  Luckily we tended to stay on the slope above where all the trash ended up.  It certainly was a life lesson about waste!
 
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We actually save our feed bags. We find uses for them from time to time; but I predict that we will want them for storage of all sorts of crops, including acorns, onions, and grain...and if we have too many they will be much-wanted barter items, one day...
 
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My feed store switched from paper cattle feed bags to plastic.

I found out they have  cattle cubes, corn, and deer protien in bulk. I just have to figure out the logistics of hauling that way. There is a savings which offers some incentive to figure it out.
 
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