AROUND THE HOUSE

BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI

October, 2002

 

 BANANA BAG

Bob weighs in  to determine how many pounds of groceries our new Abaca Reusable Market Bag will hold.

Here are the 38 pounds of groceries that we stuffed into our new grocery bag.  These are the kinds of things people who don't watch TV do with their spare time.  The bag is made from the leaf and stalk fibers of the Abaca banana/plantain plant and retails for $9 at AbundantEarth.com.

 

SPRING CLEANING IN OCTOBER

 

Another fun thing to do with spare time is tear apart a room and put it back together again.  It's cheaper than buying new furniture and easier than moving.  On October 21st, we washed the windows and all the bedding, curtains, and cloth doors and took the furniture outside for a good dusting.  Bob fixed the headboard and shined up the kerosene lamps while the curtains dried out on the lawn.

 

NEW RECYCLING PLATFORM

 

Mr. Machete and The Shoveler a.k.a. Bob carved a spot to stage our home recycling bins on October 19th.  He "floored" it with cardboard that he had brought home from a recycling route.  It is really nice, smooth cardboard and we have a big stack it in the laundry room shed.  We also used it as flooring in our laundry room and it's crossed our minds that we could use this type of material to build our own yurt someday as opposed to buying one made of plastic.

 

ALL TUCKED IN

Meanwhile, our vegetable garden steadily grows herbs and greens for dinner.

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