My grandmother always used to tell me ” a person has to have grits for breakfast, it sets a body up for the whole day”. She always had a large steaming bowl ready for her 6 a.m. breakfast table in Pearl Mississippi when I was growing up. I have eaten grits all my life and have thrown away the “cardboard can” they come in. This year, having been made aware that my carbon footprint is of “bigfoot” proportions, I am resolved to make an effort to re-use some things that I have previously discarded, and try to conserve where ever I can.
Something my grandmother loved (besides her favorite grandson) was flowers, especially zinnias. I began gathering zinnia seeds this summer after mine were spent. One morning, after finishing up a box of grits, I noticed that the “paper can” they came in would make a great container for storing flower seeds. So, I ripped off the label, cut holes in the tops for good ventilation, (you don’t want your seeds to hold moisture) and poured the seeds inside. I ended up with about a 1/4 grit box full of seeds.
Hopefully, this will put me on the road to sustainable living……….