What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

mini-blind slats

on January 24, 2014

“Nine pounds of raw exuberance” defines Blueberry, who never comes into a room, but arrives. Once present, she loves to underscore it by making a racket. Pawing the slats of lowered mini-blinds does it very well! She means no harm, but if a claw hooks and cuts the “string ladder” so half the ensemble cascades toward the gravitational center of the earth, well … what’s a cat to do but look obliviously cute?

And what are her humans to do but sigh and try to re-purpose the pieces? So Nimue asked Mr. Google: “recycle mini-blinds?” And found a gardener’s tip: cut the slats into row markers. Yeah!

mini-blind slats find a new purpose in life

mini-blind slats find a new purpose in life

So now we have a lifetime supply, plus enough for three or four rounds on the wheel of rebirth. At our next few community garden network monthly meetings, I’ll share the abundance.

"I'll help!"

“I’ll help!”

shedding styles: re-purpose, give away
destination: fellow community gardeners

Comments welcome … what might you shed today?


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