I have received two random gifts from my Dad of late. The first was a young box hedge plant that once planted grows into the supplied frame of a cat (though it looks more like some kind of midget dinosaur) for an eventual piece of forced topiary (delightfully naff).
And the most recent random gift was one of those culinare automatic tin openers (for no other reason that that he’d bought one and thought it was the best things since sliced bread though I have to admit it’s pretty useful as we’re always wearing out our el cheapo manual tin openers and it’s great for my left handed partner too).
Yesterday I completed a day of domestic moments and planted up some onions each in their own plastic bottle containers. We don’t really have a garden so I grow what veggies I can in a variety of hanging containers and other various improvised containers reclaimed from various objects including drink and milk bottles.These are filled with a growing medium, some just grown in perlite or perlite and compost mixtures.
The wormery I started last year has been a qualified success but I now have more worms than I can feed so may offer some up un Freecycle to anyone local who may also want to start an ad hoc wormery of composter with the added power of worms. I’ve found I needed a much smaller composting bin when using worms to speed up the breakdown of organic matter than my previous compost bin attempts. I also interleave with shredded paper (got to protect against identity theft haven’t you?).
Ah random acts of domesticity (reasons to be cheerful?).