Green Family Friday – October 2, 2009

by DianaP



                               

We may have started the fall conversation almost two weeks ago, but there is something about the first of October that makes the season more official. And that’s even aside from the hard layer of frost I had to scrape from my windshield first thing yesterday morning.

As temperatures drop and day light wanes keeping green families busy gets tougher, but not impossible. As a matter of fact, it seems most of us are thinking along the same lines these days — gardening and preparation are the name of the game.

5 Minutes for Going Green reader, Shannon, shares two wonderful blog posts with us this week. Fall Gardening and Tips for 2010 Success and Ready, Set, Fall! Ten Ways to Enjoy the Season.

@5MinGoingGreen Tweep, @GreenGirls has the beautiful pumpkin above growing from seeds that were saved from last year’s harvest and has reminded us of how quickly approaching Halloween really is. Don’t have any pumpkins in your garden? Support a local farmer, visit a U-Pick patch this weekend.

Last weekend I spent a Saturday afternoon with my girls at a local Apple Orchard and Cider Mill. And had a surprisingly good time. This weekend we’re expecting a call first thing tomorrow morning. We’ve got 256 feet of rough sawn lumber on order; just enough to install eight new raised garden beds for next year.

What fun things are you and yours doing this weekend to green your world and your lives? Share your links below, or just leave a comment with your suggestions!

And don’t forget, you too can be featured in an official Green Family Friday post. Just email your links to 5minutesforgoinggreen [at] gmail [dot] com before Thursday at midnight!

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Diana Prichard is a rural-living freelance writer, wife and mother of two who loves black toenail polish, taking pictures, vintage-styled aprons, dark chocolate, tomato sandwiches, lip gloss, t-shirts, flip flops, and mason jars. Her work and life can be found on her self-titled personal blog.

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