Wednesday, March 19, 2008

5 Things You Don't Know About Me

I got tagged by Margi. Glad to see you posting again! I think Margi's raw blog might be invitation only, so here is her other one, Flora the Forager, where she talks about her other interests.

This assignment was hard... is there ANYTHING I haven't shared about myself on this blog already? Good grief. Well, here are some things that might be buried somewhere on this blog, but most of you probably don't know.

1) I have 6 sisters and 4 brothers, all younger than me.

2) My middle name is Frances (rumored to be named after a childhood sweetheart of my Father). When I was in Kindergarten, my Dad got mad because my teacher had me practice spelling it Francis, like a boy.

3) I don't like apples, especially mushy ones. I don't like bananas much either, unless they are mixed with another fruit in a smoothie, or covered with date sauce. Or sometimes, if I'm really hungry, and the banana is just perfectly ripe, but not overripe.

4) As a kid, I played the piano and the flute, but haven't in many years. I just got a piano off of Freecycle and I am very excited.

5) I have a huge pile of fruit peels in my back yard. A very irresponsible "compost" pile! I also have a worm bin in my kitchen.


Queen B said...

Hi Green Mama! I have an "irresponsible" compost pile, too but, alas, no worm bin, yet...
Keep posting! You always make me smile!

Anonymous said...

Haha, i have one of those compost piles in my backyard too! I abandoned it after my city started collecting compost.

My blog isn't private -- I was going to do that and then I ditched it. So it's free for all :P

Greenmama said...

Hey Queen B., thanks!

Margi, I think it is so awesome that your city picks up compost. How very progressive... Canadians. LOL! I'm glad people can go to both of your blogs.


Sarah said...

Do you ever have a problem with flies or other gross bugs in your compost pile? I've thought about doing the same thing but I was afraid of fruit flies and house flies getting too close to my house.

Anonymous said...

(Re: your post on my blog) Great to "meet" you! How funny that if you do one thing odd, you tend to to a lot of odd things huh? That is really neat that you "evolved" in your birthing. I would love to hear about your UC! e-mail me to talk more.


Greenmama said...

Hi Sarah,

Well, my compost pile wasn't so irresponsible before this winter. I covered all scraps well with straw, and that really cuts down on the bugs and smell, and gives the pile enough brown matter to help encourage decomposition.

But, this winter, we ate tons of citrus and I ran out of straw, and the pile got absolutely huge! About 10 ft. long, 2 ft. wide and 2 ft. tall. For most of the winter, it snowed regularly and covered up the pile from sight. Also, too cold for bugs.

Now, the snow melted and it's about to warm up and become a disgusting rotten mess.

So I gotta figure out what to do with it.

The realtor is showing our house tomorrow. LOL!


Anonymous said...

Good luck with the compost pile. I had a similar problem but with rodents. I just bought a new composter and hope to do a better job of controlling the population there by layering. I do not want an open invitation for the little critters to nest!

I enjoyed your 5 things. Best of luck on your house selling. Burying a St. Joseph statue in your yard is supposed to help. I know people who swear by it. :)

Happy Day!