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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I am turning into a real Steptoe

Yesterday I wrote about sentimental treasures from my family home.
Today I went scrounging in a real rubbish pile at the local school.  They have had some building works done and there were many useful things to be gleaned.

Not pictured are three wooden boxes that are destined to be raised veggie beds...somewhere in the garden.  Some wood off-cuts for the fire, the pictured wooden thing, some star pickets, and bits of reo to grow things up.

That trailer I bought cheaply on ebay has paid for itself over and over!
The Cook is making quince jelly tonight and saving the pulp to make quince paste, or membrillo.
When we get the membrillo up, I will post some pictures and the recipe.

15 comments:

  1. Steptoe Hazel has a nice ring to it.... I say well done for recycling whatever you can.

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  2. I envy that rubbish pile. Lots of goodies there. Please put them in your cart and drive them to me in Canada.

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  3. You win but shame they didn't see the same potential as you and do something for the kids - but definitely your score. Look forward to seeing the masterpieces you create.

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  4. Was this the school you used to reach in Hazel? You might have the kids and staff a bit worried about you. :)

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  5. How fantastic...what a treasure trove...the trellis will be great for up against the fence..you know I had the most success there with my cucumbers this year, out of the way they climbed and climbed, a great space saver...
    Happy recycling, will wait and see the pics of what you do with it all.

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  6. Some excellent stuff there!

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  7. I love a good pile of building ¨rubbish¨. So much stuff that can be repurposed into something useful for house or garden.

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  8. I'm SO JEALOUS about those chillis - it certainly is a sight to warm my heart! Looking forward to the Membrillo recipe...

    Do you know the word "Totter"? Not as in "tottering", but as in "totting". It may be an apt description for you!

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  9. Hee hee, Steptoe - maybe, potty mouth - definitely! Love the photo of you peeking over the top of the wooden thingy, but what's membrillo?

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  10. So much great stuff there! We have new houses being built down the road and there's been some interesting "rubbish", but I'm only brave enough to recover things at night, ninja style.

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  11. That stuff looks good to me too.

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  12. when we lived on the gold coast we used to take the kids dumpster diving..you would be SHOCKED what target throw out....just seeing you in that dumpster with your booty sends chills down my spine how darn exciting.

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  13. Great pile of treasure! Happy that you are reusing. It is amazing what gets thrown away....

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  14. What a neat pile of junk! I love the piece you are holding. Can't wait to see how you use everything!

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  15. Boy would I like to rummage through that pile. I can see some things I could use in my garden. I will be back to see what you found uses for.

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