Toilet Flaw?

I have been with a problem. My little man seems to not have the best aim for the system. So I have been having messes to clean. My solution? Plastic.

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I wrapped the inside front wall and the bottom edge of the front and left side with plastic.

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And then wrapped the plastic thru the hole.

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I left a flap of plastic to hang down.

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Now when my son’s aim is off, sometimes horribly, it will be much easier to clean.

Update: Compost It!

So here we are almost the middle of April {almost tax day, eek} and we are still composting. If you remember back in February my post Compost It about how to build a composting toilet. You will know that our septic froze, and it is still frozen.
When we first started out we bought a 2.2 cubic foot bag of peat moss{fertil•ome} and a 6lb bag of agricultural limestone{hi-yield}.
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It has been about 2 months now without a toilet and we have used about half the peat moss and maybe a 1/3 of the ag lime.
Our system? I am going to do a throwback. If it was #1, we let it collect in the small bucket and then dump it in 5 gallon bucket out side. A #2 resulted in dumping it in a 5 gallon bucket{already had about 2″ of peat moss} under/in the seat box then covered by a gentle covering of peat moss. Most of the time it does not smell, when it would start to have a little odor, I would and a thin layer of the agricultural limestone. You know this while composting toilet is pretty awesome! I plan on keeping some of this around the farm after we finally get a flushing toilet back for when our power goes out or someone has a virus.
As much as I am enjoying the compost toilet {sad? Weird?} I will be happy when our septic thaws… In May? Hopefully!

Seeds of Growth

I just love plants!!! I literally have been gardening since I could sit up {I have photographic evidence}. This year I am starting my veggies from seed. I started with organic{non-gmo} seeds, peat pots and tray, organic seed/cutting mix.
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It is so simple! When using a seed tray, first put the soil/starter in, plants seeds at depth specified on directions, gently cover with more soil/starter, sprinkle with water {until saturated} and put the cover on. Lastly find a nice sunny window and put your seeds there. See? So simple! This is what mine look like…
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Yes I know a little unorthodox with the bread pans, but it works! I am off to plant a lilac…and maybe an azalea.

Plant Your Frustrations

So I have been totally frustrated with the fact that every job I start, I have to stop because I need the Hubby’s help OR have to wait for the Hubby to do a project.
Before marriage and kids, when I would be frustrated with something, I would head to my garden. {That is if it was warm enough.} Since we have a nice, warm {52°} day I decided to vent in my garden. Specifically my fledgling rose garden.

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You can see it needs a lot of clean up. I started at the left side of the picture by pulling up dead grass & weeds. As I got the garden clean I laid down a couple of layers of newspaper and covered that with some good old horse compost. I also got rid of the recycling bin {green thing} and the garbage can of pop cans {which you can not see}.

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Much better huh? I cannot wait for the roses and the magnolia to bloom!