You're invited to learn to compost with us.
Issue Number One:
We try every year to have a garden, and we grow a big fat pile of nothing.
E for effort?
That's nice, but I'd rather have an eggplant for my effort.
Maybe the reason why we Hendricks plant gardens but never get any food out of them is because our soil is stupid.
Issue Number Two:
Six people make a bunch of trash. Our family makes so much trash we pay to have two trash cans.
If you asked Aaron what his wife's hobby is, he'll tell ya...
"She loves to make trash."
I'm truly gifted at it. This is another one of those made up areas in my mind where I've won a gold medal. I personally think I should be introduced as Heather Hendrick, Trash Making Gold Medalist, but I can't get it to catch on. Maybe I shouldn't imagine myself getting a gold medal for destroying the Earth. Instead, maybe I should make a huge, red "T" and sew it on the front of all my clothes. I'm so guilty!
Any time I watch anything on TV about reducing waste...about how we're all destroying the Earth...I am overcome with not so great feelings. I want to shout back at the TV...FINE...I know...it's me. I'm singlehandedly destroying the earth with all my stinkin' trash. I want to repent and change my ways.
Solution to Both of my Issues...
LEARN TO COMPOST!!
We Hendricks are going to be composters.
We've asked Thomas Supercinski to teach our family how to compost, and thankfully he has agreed to let us learn from him.
Thomas is a Master Composter.
I'm not sure what that means, but it conjures up images of ninjas for some reason, so we like it.
I think we should all start our compost class off by bowing to Thomas, with our hands together in front of our chests and say, "Master Composter."
Not really. I'll just do that in my mind.
Thomas and his wife Rachel are super smart (in about a billion ways) but particularly in ways relating to the garden. Rachel has answered many of my questions about food...making yogurt...jelly...bread...and probably other things too that I don't remember. The Supercinski's are a wealth of information. I have been extremely grateful for all of Rachel's help.
And...I'm not even kidding when I say this...
They actually get food out of their garden each season.
I know. Get out!
Want to learn how to compost with us? We think it would be fun to have a compost class together with our friends.
Saturday, September 19
Saturday, September 19
To sign up, head over to the Supercinski's blog and let them know you are coming! Let us know you're coming too...just cause we like to know those things.
Our kids have to learn about composting in school this year. Got to love any opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Actually we're killing three birds (solving our soil issue, garbage issue and school issue). That's a lot of dead birds. Can you throw dead birds in your compost pile? If so, we're already well on our way.
Thanks Supercinskis! We Hendricks are excited to learn from you in a few weeks!