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You live in Vermont (per Jeff Foxworthy):
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there, you live in Vermont .
If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Vermont .
If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you live in Vermont .
If “Vacation” means going anywhere south of Burlington for the weekend, you live in Vermont .
If you measure distance in hours, you live in Vermont .
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Vermont .
If you have switched from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again, you live in Vermont
If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Vermont .
If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you live in Vermont .
If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you live in Vermont .
If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Vermont .
If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph, you’re going 80, and everybody is passing you, you live in Vermont .
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Vermont .
If you know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Vermont .
If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you live in Vermont .
If you find 10 degrees “a little chilly,” you live in Vermont .
Making it home during Mud Season is a competitive sport.
You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
Your snow-blower gets stuck on the roof.
You think the start of deer hunting season is a national holiday.
You head south to go to your cottage.
You frequently clean grease off your barbecue so the bears won’t prowl on your deck.
You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
The town officials greet you on the street by your first name.
There is only one shopping plaza in town.
The major parish fundraiser isn’t bingo- its sausage making.
The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freezer.
You attended a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewelry and your snowmobile boots.
You can play road hockey on skates.
Shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout.
You know the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.
The municipality buys a zamboni before a bus.
Today the barn was re-settled. The barn had somewhat settled and we are putting a lean-to on it to fit the tractor and some other stuff. When we were measuring, the barn had settled enough that the tractor wouldn’t fit, now that just wouldn’t do. So, we hired the duo with their magical, mystical, man-drooling trailer to come and remove the barn so we could re-fit the foundation and re-position it in its new and improved spot. This is how it looked…..
This is what it looked like after its retro-fitting.
Lean-to construction may now begin!
Here is a list of 75 things that you can compost but probably thought you couldn’t from planetgreen.discovery.com. Some of them are things that I would never have given a second thought could be composted and then some, well, I just probably wouldn’t compost anyway.
- Coffee grounds and filters
- Tea bags
- Used paper napkins
- Pizza boxes, ripped into smaller pieces
- Paper bags, either ripped or balled up
- The crumbs you sweep off of the counters and floors
- Plain cooked pasta
- Plain cooked rice
- Stale bread
- Paper towel rolls
- Stale saltine crackers
- Stale cereal
- Used paper plates (as long as they don’t have a waxy coating)
- Cellophane bags (be sure it’s really Cellophane and not just clear plastic—there’s a difference.)
- Nut shells (except for walnut shells, which can be toxic to plants)
- Old herbs and spices
- Stale pretzels
- Pizza crusts
- Cereal boxes (tear them into smaller pieces first)
- Wine corks
- Moldy cheese
- Melted ice cream
- Old jelly, jam, or preserves
- Stale beer and wine
- Paper egg cartons
- Bamboo skewers
- Paper cupcake or muffin cups
- Used facial tissues
- Hair from your hairbrush
- Toilet paper rolls
- Old loofahs
- Nail clippings
- 100% Cotton cotton balls
- Cotton swabs made from 100% cotton and cardboard (not plastic) sticks
- Cardboard tampon applicators
- Dryer lint
- Old/stained cotton clothing—rip or cut it into smaller pieces
- Old wool clothing—rip or cut it into smaller pieces
- Bills and other documents you’ve shredded
- Envelopes (minus the plastic window)
- Pencil shavings
- Sticky notes
- Business cards (as long as they’re not glossy)
- Contents of your vacuum cleaner bag or canister
- Newspapers (shredded or torn into smaller pieces)
- Subscription cards from magazines
- Leaves trimmed from houseplants
- Dead houseplants and their soil
- Flowers from floral arrangements
- Natural potpourri
- Used matches
- Ashes from the fireplace, barbecue grill, or outdoor fire pit
- Party and Holiday Supplies
- Wrapping paper rolls
- Paper table cloths
- Crepe paper streamers
- Latex balloons
- Jack o’ Lanterns
- Those hay bales you used as part of your outdoor fall decor
- Natural holiday wreaths
- Your Christmas tree. Chop it up with some pruners first (or use a wood chipper, if you have one…)
- Evergreen garlands
- Fur from the dog or cat brush
- Droppings and bedding from your rabbit/gerbil/hamsters, etc.
- Newspaper/droppings from the bottom of the bird cage
- Alfalfa hay or pellets (usually fed to rabbits)
- Rawhide dog chews
- Fish food
- Dry dog or cat food