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Monday, May 18, 2009

Free Food - All you can forage.

This week at the Green Phone Booth I share the story of how I hunt and gathered 17 pounds of free food.

I rose early excited with anticipation.  Pulled on the longest socks I had, jeans, tall boots, and a long sleeve shirt.  Grabbed my raincoat and threw on a hat.  Two mesh bags and my walking stick would complete the ensemble.  I was ready.

We drove to an undisclosed location in the woods and exited the vehicle.  Made a quick plan as to who would go where and then disappeared into the thick green underbrush.  Read more...


Monday, May 11, 2009

Get Reel

Check out my Monday post over at the Green Phone Booth about the wonders of getting real - a reel mower that is.

Ahh, Spring. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, plants are blooming, and grass is growing - and growing, and growing, and growing. Somehow, practically overnight I swear, my lawn became a hayfield. Crap. I have not even taken the snow blower off my lawn tractor, let alone remove the tire chains, weights, and put the mower deck back on. Plus, it is leaking transmission fluid. What's a girl to do? 

I do not know about other girls, but this girl did what she does best. Play dumb and pull the pity-me-I-am-just-a-poor-girl-whose-husband-is-deployed-overseas card to sucker some poor sap into doing the work for me. No, not this time. I thought I would try a different route. I do not really feel like dealing with the mower right now, nor do I feel like reeking of gas, inhaling exhaust, and losing my hearing. I bought a real reel mower. Read more...