Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another Anniversary and "Free Black Gold"

20 years ago we emigrated to Canada. I have to say those 20 years have flown by and on the whole it's been a good 20 years. Have we any regrets about moving here, no this is home. We miss family and friends, but the opportunities that Canada has presented us are priceless.

On Saturday our local "town offices," had a free compost day, or "Black Gold." It was the strangest thing though, when we got there, there was a pile of compost, but not a soul about??? So as I had taken two blue recycling boxes and a garbage bin, I filled all three up with the compost. I mean if we had, had a trailer we could have filled it. If we had been in our old city, we would have been "supervised," and we would have only been allowed the one box, and if we hadn't have gone at the crack of dawn we wouldn't have been able to get any at all.



One of the joys of living in a small town.

7 comments:

Joanne said...

FREE I didn't think any thing was free these days.
Anyway enjoy it, you probably already know what you're going to do with it, if you haven't already ha ha.

Joanne x

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!

I came to Canada from England in 1966 - and I *love* it here. I'm now living in Nova Scotia, after 12 years in Ontario and, to quote a phrase "I ain't goin' anywhere!" :)
EAC.

Evelyn said...

hmmm never heard of a free compost day, who makes the compost? evelyn

Canadian Saver said...

Happy 20th!!

Wow, free compost!!! That stuff looks great in your photos... it's gonna help you grow great stuff :-)

scrappy quilter said...

Free gold, can't beat that. We have a composter and every fall it goes into our garden. It's the only fertilizer we use.

Yours looks awesome!!

btw: glad you came to Canada. Happy anniversary.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a wonderful opportunity...glad you were able to get some compost :)
and a very happy 20th anniversary...yes, time does seem to fly by.
have a wonderful sunday gill.

Vintage Girl said...

Happy 20 years! So glad you love it here. Great deal on the compost, you did strike gold! Heather