From Farmer Charlie's Garden

Good morning, Charlie. What are you doing out in this cold weather?                                                                                

I'm recycling the snow into into snow people. During the spring I plant seeds. The seeds I plant are for everyone to enjoy the beauty of their colors and fragrance in the spring and summer.

I am a gardener who lives here in Bay Village. My gardens produce lots of carrots, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables that can feed lots of folks, young and old. Since it's snowing now I wanted to keep busy so I'm working on creating a snow scene.

I purchase recycled tools whenever I can. By using discarded items which have been recycled into useful products I help the environment. I found a snow shovel that could have been made from an old piece of aluminum. The handle might have come from a pole.

Now I am recycling the snow into a snow village. When the snow melts it will form little pools which will eventually run into the lake. The water department then pumps it into homes where families live. The recycled water provides clean water for drinking, dishes, baths and doing laundry.

I hope all the children who are reading this are being taught about recycling at home and in school. It's fun to recycle things into something new. Recycling is the way to go. 

Bruce Leigh

Bay Village

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:15 AM, 01.21.2014