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My little story... "Walking on Eggshells"

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My little story... "Walking on Eggshells"

Post  Windmere on 4/21/2013, 10:06 pm

I had to share this story with all of you:

Today my ten year old daughter made herself an egg for breakfast. I asked her if she saved the eggshell for me. "No... I threw it away." I promptly began rummaging through the kitchen trash to find it.

"DAD!! ... I can't believe you're going through the trash for an old eggshell!"

She ate breakfast and then related what I had done to my wife when we were all in our living room.

"Mom, can you believe he went through the trash?!" My wife looked at me like I was some kind of rabid composter. "Honey," she said, "I think you're going a bit overboard with the compost."

"Well," I said, "These eggshells that I've been saving, microwaving and crushing are not for the compost bin." My wife looked at me through narrowed eyes. I went on to say, "I have been crushing these eggshells to sprinkle around the base stems of our plants after we set them in our beds. The eggshells prevent slugs from crossing over to the stems from the surrounding soil."

"You see!!!," my wife exclaimed, "Your father is NOT crazy after all."

Then came the tiniest "oh... " from my daughter. I can't wait till she becomes a full fledged teenager (I say sarcastically).

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Post  Windmere on 4/21/2013, 10:32 pm

Just one more thing. Yes, yes, I know eggshells just deter slugs. From what I've read the slime from a slug can help it cross a razor if it really wants to. And, they are a bit unsightly. And you need A LOT of them.

But what am I going to do with eggshells anyway?

Plus... it give me an opportunity to embarrass my daughter Wink

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Post  bnoles on 4/22/2013, 7:20 am

lol! That is a good story Windmere and one I think most of us here can relate to one way or the other. I know this composting and organic stuff has really gotten into my blood and caused me to do some strange and questionable things, but oh what fun it has been so far.


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Re: My little story... "Walking on Eggshells"

Post  Triciasgarden on 4/22/2013, 2:00 pm

Good one Windmere! I know before I used to compost 99.9% of the time, I would throw out the scraps I use now. Now that I collect them and put them in a compost pile I realize just how much I was throwing away. It may take me a week sometimes to fill my container, but other times it is just a few days. What we collect and put in our compost piles is like gold. That gold cannot be gotten from artificial means and we will be growing the most nutritious crops that can be gotten! We will all be so much healthier just because of those little egg shells and other scraps!

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Post  Pink Pandora on 4/22/2013, 3:21 pm

Really cute story. It's always great to get to embarass your kids!
How many of us on this board will admit to rummaging through the trash for the compost material?
LOL In my house I have done it so many times it is now considered "normal" bahavior.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/22/2013, 9:17 pm

LOL!!!! I read the story out loud to my sweet husband (who tolerates my ever changing rules on what can and can't be thrown out!) He even meticulously chops our scraps into tiny bits for me. He got a great laugh and mostly agreed with your daughter, but all in all he's a good sport Smile

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Post  Windmere on 4/22/2013, 11:20 pm

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement. Where else but here would this story make any sense? LOL. Ah well, it's all in good fun and all this composting stuff not only leads to healthy plants, but it's good for the environment too.

Audrey... your husband even cuts the scraps for you? You have one keeper of a man! My wife used to watch in disbelief while I cut asparagus ends and banana peels. Now she is accustomed to it. But I think we're a long way from her cutting grapefruit rinds into small pieces. LOL.

Well, thanks all for reading my little tale. It is Earth Day I think, so I guess this story is my way of celebrating.


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