Tyler Burke wrote:Biggest change happened when we began composting.
I wish, wish there was a national mandate in the States to get everyone on board with composting, it really isn't that hard. Far too much food waste fills the landfills. Food waste is practically free dirt (with management).
We too went from filling (1) 13-gal bag a day down to 1 bag a month. We are also ardent recyclers and for now recycling pickup is still free (paid by taxes) in central VA.
Happy Holidays y'all!
Cath Chirgwin wrote: The biggest change for me was getting milk delivered in glass instead of buying it in plastic. That easily halved what I was throwing away regularly.
The next challenge is plastic animal feed sacks that the pigs and chickens use. I'm moving over to more fodder crops, planted clover and alfalfa for this coming spring, planning to add comfrey and other perennials if they'll take on my soil. like birdsfoot trefoil, sainfoin. I've got broad beans in for later in the season. Planning Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) Perennial kale and sunflowers. I don't know if I can eliminate buying in feed butit's worth a try, and will vastly reduce the feed bills too.
The pandemichas been a big help. I'm now working from home and saving sooo much on fuel by limiting my travelling. In no rush to go back to the old normal!
Amaya Engleking wrote:Ask relatives to kindly refrain from buying our family presents or (year round) other stuff for which we don’t have a need.
That’s the biggie and a work in progress.