Shredding paper

Just finished putting the last weeks newspapers and the odds and ends of safe papers through the paper cutter for the composter. Being old and retired it seems to be a little fun just chopping up safe paper. <G>
Every little bit of stuff that will improve our compost seems to help the gardens. Modern newsprint plus a lot of colorful ads are printed with clay's and not ink that will cause problems so why not. There's not enough stuff for composting for two senior citizens (VERY senior). Grass clippings go in weekly, veggies, etc. that are done anyway in the height of summer plus kitchen stuff that will compost well.
When you garden in raised beds every little bit of compost helps. In addition we haven't been getting much rain of late so we're watering again. It's a good thing I laid in some soaker hose right down the middle of each four foot wide bed.
We're still harvesting a few tomatoes and many sweet chilies and a few onions. Green beans did nothing this year and cukes have burned up already and the other salad fixings did the same. This has been the strangest weather since we moved here in 2012. Hard freezes, seguing into high temperatures and little rain.
Gardening is fun when the weather works for you, otherwise you get to sit and watch your gardens either drown or get burned up. So goes Southeast Texas. Reckon we will look forward to a better winter crop, maybe, hope to and cross your fingers.
George, Miz Anne, and Tilly Dawg
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