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Post  nursekat424 on 7/3/2010, 6:25 pm

I'm so excited , i stopped @ a local produce stand to pick up some corn, cukes, and onions. as i was leaving something made me think to ask what they did with their bad produce. they said they take it back with them then dump it. i asked if i could have it for my compost pile and i left with 3 large boxes of corn, 3 watermelons, a large box of peaches, a few small containers of berries, a cpl onions and green bell peppers, and 3 cantalopes . plus i told them i'd take the scrap husks they had there which was 2 flats full. they appreciated not having to haul it off and i will be stopping back every weekend to get their "trash". i'm going to have some very happy chickens and a great addition to my compost pile.
plus alot of the corn isnt really bad. one end is a little icky but after its removed there is at least 3/4 an ear left, it's actually some beautiful bi-color with nice fat juicy kernels. so i'm going to compost the bad parts and freeze the rest. Yay!!!! this was a great find. oh and i went to a local flee market and found a really nice old pitch fork for 10$, so i can really turn my pile better now. anyhow just had to share my good find with someone!!!!
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Post  Megan on 7/3/2010, 6:33 pm

That is awesome! And who knows, you might get some great volunteers out of that, next year.


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Post  PeggyC on 7/3/2010, 6:55 pm

What a deal! I'm extra jealous of the pitch fork. I don't have one and keep balking at the $30 price tag, but am watching for them at yardsales. till then, my pile will just keep growing and doing the natural thing...
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Post  boffer on 7/3/2010, 7:43 pm



You go, :nurse: kat. There's nothing better than 'free' to use in the
garden. Whether you use it as chicken feed, compost, or looking
for volunteers-you can't go wrong!


good job!
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Post  aspiegardner on 7/3/2010, 10:43 pm

Awesome deal. Your chickens will surely love you.

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Post  Garden Angel on 7/4/2010, 12:59 am

Nice , doesn't hurt to ask ! don't you love it when your in the right place at the right time! Today I was at Lowe's and got a bag of Mel's mix for half price because it was ripped but it was still full ! yeah!
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Post  auntij on 7/4/2010, 3:07 pm

I LOVE scoring an awesome deal! A free awesome deal is even better! I went to Lowe's the other day for a citronella plant and for the heck of it asked of they had any pots they were throwing away. I walked away with 4 nice pots and 2 clearance perennials marked down an extra $1.50 (final price $5 original price $15). cheers

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Post  trustinhart on 7/5/2010, 10:12 am

Awesome Kat, don't ya just love it?...... I think we SFG'ers are also scavengers at heart. Frugal in every way!!!. Thanks for the encourgement!!
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