|free wooden wine boxes for our CSA|
|leftover Chinese broccoli and bok choy starts from a community garden|
From fencing off craigslist, organic seeds from the seed library, wine boxes and pallets for seed flats, straw bales for animal bedding and mulch, vegi starts from the garden club, bamboo cuttings as supplementary feed, truck loads of horse manure from the stables up the street, truck loads of wood mulch from the neighborhood tree trimmer, to more truck loads of pumpkins after Halloween to feed the livestock. I could go on and on, it's all about the FREE stuff.
|old straw bales we use for animal bedding and mulch|
And the upside is that we have the ability to create our farm life with stuff we find while we make choices to spend our hard earned money on other things (or save it!) Not to mention we can tread lightly as consumers while focusing on producing more of what we need. It really is a win/win situation.
|van full of left over pumpkins, day after Halloween|