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Practical Recycling

26 Jul

During the various lockdowns since the pandemic started, we discovered daily to-be-discarded things that we can recycle. It is good to give the unwanted one last purposeful usage before throwing them away in the trash.

Last year, we started recycling eggshells from baking endeavors for the garden as a deterrent for snails. They double up as a calcium nutrient for the plants as well. We have continued this practice until today.

This year, I found that the garden squirrels don’t mind rancid walnuts and apple cores. Something better than nothing to feed the hungry. I remove the apple seeds, of course. The recycling list can go on.

Recently hubby discovered (from YouTube, of course) that milk cartons make a great container to grow bean sprouts. All you need is some mung beans and an empty milk carton. A one-third cup of beans to the size of the carton is enough to yield a carton bursting with crunchy bean sprouts after five days!

He has been timing the bean sprouts growing process. So whenever he bakes and finishes the milk, the cartons are saved for future use. And when we want to have bean sprouts on the menu, a five-day notice is given.

One should consider doing this because it’s pesticide-free food and practical recycling!

A basket of homegrown bean sprouts!

Day of Reckoning, Part 2

3 Nov

Today is the first day of the month long exam for M1. I feel I should tread on eggshells carefully around the house and not be seen to ensure she is not disturbed and stay focused in her preparations. An unnecessary thing to do but the enormity of the situation just makes me feel this way.

When I was facing these exams dinosaur years ago, I think my mom and dad did none of this and went about their ways; and the only elder sibling was away. I shouldn’t be so paranoid, I think she’s ready. I should stay more cool about it…