Happy Halloween! And Happy Birthday to my dad who would have been 68 today. Here are some things I thought worthy of sharing in this week’s post:
* My husband recently started adding flax seed to our dog’s food and we’ve noticed an almost immediate difference in her coat which, at the time of adoption, was in pretty bad shape. With that I decided to investigate a bit more on which “people” foods were also good to incorporate into her diet, and this article gave a great summary.
* Vegan parmesan cheese? With just 5 ingredients? Yes please!
* Ooh, just as we’re getting mulch-happy putting the gardens to bed, I found this cool mulch infographic describing the various kinds and their benefits. We were totally psyched – speaking of mulch – to learn about the Portland’s Chip Drop, a service where you let them know your address, what kind of wood chips you want (and don’t want!), and arborists will leave a load at your house for FREE – for them it’s easier than paying to dispose of the chips so it’s a win-win!! For those outside of Portland, google “free wood chips” and there are a ton of resources out there – or just call your local arborist as it’s the busy season for them taking down trees!!
* This year we got our first aloe vera plant and love how it thrived in its pot outdoors all summer. Wanting to make sure it lasts more than a year, I love this article on how to care for your aloe.
* Madly in love with this building a greenhouse blog post / tutorial! We have a corner in our back yard that is going to be perfect for this…now if we can just find enough hours in the day!! 🙂
* Yum yum yum, our cured pumpkins that were sitting in the basement are now ready for action with the fall recipes craving it, and this homemade pumpkin puree recipe is awesome – and perfect for my pumpkin ginger muffins!
* Finally, it wouldn’t be a true Halloween without an article about Day of the Dead. I love the idea of teaching our kids someday to make sugar skulls and honor the dead instead of portraying it as something frightening.
We never bury the dead, son. We take them with us. It’s the price of living.
~Mark Goffman and Jose Molina (Sleepy Hollow)