Sunday, 23 September 2012

I Woke Up This Morning ...

On sitting down to write "I woke up this morning ..." it occurred to me that many did not, so I am thankful to be here and a good day to all who are.

I woke to the sound of a woodpecker; pecking away at the tree outside my window. The shortlived peace of the Sunday morning was however soon shattered by the mechanical sound of a lawnmower  starting up in the distance. Not expecting to see the bird I eventually opened the windows, but all was not lost as it was a lovely dawn to a new day with the different hues and colours of the new leaves of the East Indian Mango Tree sparkling in the morning sun to the sound of unseen birds. Hopefully I will see the woodpecker another day as I have done in the past but for today this was enough.

Green Idea/Tip!

Later in the morning I went outside & my sister was mowing the lawn (not the mower that shattered the early morning quiet) and I noticed clumps of chewed up and spat out pieces of grass which she said came from the lawn mower when she hit a rock. Immediately I had an idea for this readymade mulch.  I picked up the clumps and spread them around one of my new papaya trees to act as a protective cover for the soil around the plant and to keep more heat and moisture in, thereby enhancing plant growth (or so I've read).

Next time your lawn is mowed leave the cuttings to disintegrate and meld back into the soil. This is good for the soil and creates less material to be disposed of. (Small Step on the Green Pathway)

Isn't it interesting that the same thing can be a blessing as well as a curse (the mower that disturbed and the mower that provided readymade mulch for my garden). It is said, when given lemons (or limes), make lemonade, so make lots of lemonade today as limes and lemons are in season.
They are also very alkalizing for the body. Live Green & Healthy!


Brawta! (Extra!) - Sorrel Lemonade

Add some sorrel sepals to freshly made lemonade and let sit for a while to allow sorrel colour & taste to infuse the lemonade. Use as little or as much as you like to get a hint of colour or to make it very red, in which case you might need to add more water and sweetner. (Fresh sorrel sepals can be used, but you could also re-use the sepals that were used to make a batch of sorrel. These can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days or frozen for weeks.) 

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