31 steps

March 2, 2011


Well, it turns out that I stink at composting. Literally – stink.

I did the gravy-separator-in-the-garbage-can for a summer, but I still wasn’t very good at taking scraps out to the pile before they became ‘inhabited’ by smelly little microbes and such, so it went by the wayside.

The past week or so I’ve been trying to weed through all the old extra food that is around here (that’s tomorrow’s post), and Lloyd was upset at my new composting effort – a bucket on the counter that honestly didn’t have that much disgustingness in it.

But he beseeched the heavens to help him endure me, and that always gets on my nerves.

So I stuck it in the freezer. There. Now I have the scraps in suspended animation until I have enough to justify a vampire-ridden, 31-step (one-way) trip to the compost pile.

Marriage. It’s all about compromise.

I wiped down my freezer for this photo.  With actual water and photoshop.

And vampire avoidance.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “31 steps”

  1. Brad Said on:

    My method is to skip the composting part all together and just throw food scraps out into my back yard. I don’t have a lawn, so the scraps blend in a little better than they would for you. But you could drop scraps out the window over your sink and they’d be hidden by the burning bush.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Good for you Lauren!! I envy your earth consciousness!

    (if it makes you feel any better, my husband has similar prayers--especially when I make him listen to me sing in the car. You’d think after all these years he would learn protesting or turning up the radio is fruitless.)


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Oh and Lauren…we got these new water fountains at work. It has a place to sit your water bottle & refill it. And it has a counter that displays how many water bottles are being saved by reusing whatever water bottle you’re using to refill. I use it a bunch every day!



    • Christina Said on:

      Peggy, when you said water fountain, I was picturing an actual fountain out in the yard and wondering if it was sanitary to drink the water! That does look supper cool!


    • Lauren Said on:

      I swooooooooooon! Curt gave me a water bottle for Christmas and I would be using that thing every day just for the gadget-y-ness of it!

      Speaking of water fountains, yesterday I figured out how to make the CDC’s water fountain not make a plume of water that rivals St. Louis’ arch. Now it’s a nice little arc that even a toddler can use for drinking. Woo-hoo! God bless the Google!


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