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Posted by on September 12, 2009 in hiking

 

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Compostable Cup (plus a great sunset)

I hung out for a couple hours on Friday at Oscar’s Coffee in Sioux Falls to get some work done. It’s a great spot for me–uncrowded, wi-fi worker friendly (free wireless and outlets by every booth), good drinks, some organic stuff and they’re at least attempting to be less earth-destructive. It’s also on the west side of town–not my favorite neighborhood–but it’s a quick escape when I forget to get out of town before 4:30. So, when I ordered a fair trade organic Dominican iced chocolate something-or-another, it came in a seemingly plastic cup. Broadcast on the bottom of the cup: “100% COMPOSTABLE. MADE FROM CORN.”

Interesting for sure. Especially since I was bashing corn (or corn syrup, at least) this week a bit. Thought I better test the claim in the ‘ol homemade compost bin:

I did go back and crush the cup a bit, just like I chop up other stuff I throw in there. I’ll check it in a month and give you an update.

BONUS

Last night’s sunset was absolutely fabulous. We were making some s’mores in the backyard following an afternoon at the lake with Nick and Julie. Take a peek at nature’s show (and Nick showing off his marshmallows):

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2008 in compost, etc., going green, Weather

 

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Miss You Mommy (plus a bonus sunset shot)

For Real: ‘Miss You Mommy”

The Spoof (directed by Mesa J.): ‘Cry Babies’

More fun in the sun (a little ‘Queen of the Mountain’). What a beautiful spring day…in the left overs from a blizzard! The girls and I set up our lazy swing on the back deck this morning to give Mother Nature a little hint…

Zo + Hope climb a snowpile--in mid-April! queen of the hill Mesa makes a move toward queen of the mountain

A bonus shot of the sunset last night from our back yard…

An April sunset--in the snow!

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2008 in Family, Kids, Weather

 

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