About Me

I started this blog at the urging of my AK friends to help relay my moving to WA. I'm hoping this blog will evolve into a place where I share my home-decorating/remodeling, craft projects, and adventures in dog-ownership.

Thanks for reading!!

Christina - wrangell.penguin@gmail.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dog Poo Composting

Well, I just found the post before and had to copy it.  See how "trendy" my poo holes are.  Yes that is now plural holes,  the first one filled up in about 9 months.  We dug out the lid, dug a new hole (using that dirt to make sure the old hole was well filled.) And now are filling up Poo Hole #2, #2 is deeper and a little wider so will hopefully last at least 2 years.  We're at about 9 months right now with space to go.

The holes really don't smell, except the initial when you first open the lid, but it really stays inside. (Actually smells better then our non-poo compost bins).  We add septic powder every couple of month and it has been overall pretty succesful.   I definitely recommend this to anyone needing a dog poo containment system and you own your property.   If you have questions just email I will definitely try to help!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Make your own dog poop composter!

Make your own dog poop composter!: "Did you know that a dog's poop is the largest contribution that pups make to the carbon pawprint of the environment?

Yep, that's right. According to the DogChannel, 'the nation’s 77.5 million dogs each generate an average of 274 pounds of poop a year, most of which ends up in plastic waste bags that can take years to decompose in the local dump.'

So what's a dog to do? Make your own doggie doo composter, right in your own backyard.

If you live in a milder climate where the frost line of the ground only goes about a foot deep, a doggie doo composter is a great way to help the environment and reduce your dog's carbon pawprint.

DogChannel.com put a great page together to help you learn how to make your own dog poop composter. Or you can purchase one online from the resources we've listed below.

Remember if you live in the city and have a city sanitation system, the best way to dispose of the doo is to flush. But if you live in the country, a doggie doo composter is great to help ease the volume in your septic tank.


To Do list... again

Someday I will get the bookmarks working on my browser again, but until then I will just post things on my blog...

I've wanted to lift our washer/dryer since we bought them 2 years ago...

A vertical garden would be great.

I wonder how long it would take for the dogs to eat this...

Front porch needs color.

I want more rugs, especially cute, cheap ones.  Chevrons are fun!!

More rug ideas...

Looking at a place for herbs outside the back door.