Friday, August 2, 2013
I have never thought much of the recycling craze. Cities that invest millions, to hand out different colored plastic totes where you, if you are a good citizen and all, will deposit your aluminum cans, your glass bottles, your plastics etc...
Smarter folk have spent a bit of time evaluating how much money it COSTS us to save a little money in recycling. Money that could in my opinion be better spent, say in protecting our borders. Even with that said, we do save our aluminum cans. My husband has asked that I do this, so I do it for him pure and simple because every day he does many things for me. He then takes them to the can place and gets a little money for them.
But as much as I hate contrived recycling, I am all about the recycling of materials here on our farm. This is a fine example of which I speak. Another farrowing house for our Red Wattle Sows. Made entirely with recycled wood left over from numerous projects, it is shaping up nicely.
But it took my husband, hired help Aaron and volunteer helper Jon a large amount of time. So to say it was Free would be incorrect. Time does cost money. Some of the wood came from our old deck, some from other fix-it jobs around he farm. The wood averages 10 years old with some of the older pieces being 20-30 years old and of unknown origin.
I am always proud of the hard work my husband does but when I see him create a beautiful, warm sturdy home for future piglets out of recycled material I am proudest of all.