Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thankful Thursday

 Sometimes it is the simple things in life that we are most grateful for.


  The love of sweet kitties.

  Spring coming to the mountains

 Frisky ponies running the fields like crazy cats!

Mom's first tulips in her garden

And for friends like you!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day Tips - April 22, 2013

Hey there - Ivy here today. It's Earth Day isn't it? Pop is an old hippie and Mom has been a nature lover since the beginning so they do a lot to help Mother Earth daily! Here are some ideas they use to celebrate Earth Day everyday!

Recycle your pet food cans - most areas now have recycling stations to bring those used cans. If you are like us and have lots of cats - those cans can add up!

Buy natural and environmentally safe litter - we use chicken feed for starter/growers crumbles, no medicinal additives  for cat litter cuz it is inexpensive and works as well as higher priced cat litter. We get 50 lb bags.  They have litter out there from corn, pine, wheat and old recycled newspaper. Pick one and try it!

Use your own bags when you shop - don't use plastic bags unless you have to. They just don't break down and end up being around a long time.

Buy fresh local foods in season and avoid packaged foods if you can - we have lots of farms nearby for fresh eggs, cheese, meat and produce. Pop is a Chef and he doesn't like packaged foods so unless Mom sneaks in a mac and cheese in a box we make our own.

Grow your own foods organically - Pop has had a garden forever and uses things like kelp and fish emulsion for fertilizer. He buys his compost and soil enhancers from local stores and not the big chains - they say they are organic but have harsh chemicals in them. Pop uses straw for mulch and even uses straw to plant in (he is trying straw bales gardening this year). Our beans even grow wheat grass for us!

Shop at consignment and thrift shops - we are tough on furniture and stuff so Mom decorates like Shabby Chic with funky flea market stuff that looks better all banged up. She also gets used cat condos, kitty beds and towels and blankets for comfy bedding at these stores. She likes vintage clothes and buys a lot of her stuff there too.

I bet you can think of lots more things to do each day to help keep our planet healthy and green for a long time! Happy Earth Day from all of us at Wildcat Woods. (Hope you don't mind that Mom reused this post from 3 years ago cuz they spent Sunday doing a kitty transport to save a shelter cat.)

P.S. Woody joined an event at the Tabby Cat Club today called What's in a Name - find out how he got his name.  This event is hosted by Oui Oui and Abbi.



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