January 6, 2012
grandmas are green. have you ever noticed that? i cherish every moment i get to spend with my grannies when i visit north carolina, and i love to take note of all their little eccentricities. my favorite of all is that they are green, and i’m not even sure that they know it.
– they garden. season after season they garden and garden.
– they make things from scratch. homemade pie crust, pasta sauce and biscuits.
– they compost. even if they don’t need to use it in their gardens, they still compost.
– they eat leftovers. nope, you won’t see them throw any food away!
– they can. if you don’t can your seasonal veggies, then what are you supposed to eat in january?
– they save. they carefully preserve the wrapping paper at Christmas and re-use their plastic straws time and time again.
– they reuse. all the things they save? the reuse them. old tool boxes become planters, cereal boxes become gift boxes.
– they recycle. after it’s been reused, it gets recycled.
– they take good care of things. my grandma still uses her electric mixer from the 50’s and all her dishes, too!
– they save energy. they hang clothes to dry, read instead of watch tv and use the beauty of the natural daylight.
the only thing i can think of that uses very much energy is how much they love to heat their homes- and i think they deserve that.
is your grandma green? i think we can all learn a little something from the good ‘ol days.