After searching for tomato plants unsuccessfully since Saturday, tonight I finally hit the jackpot! My garden is dug, compost and soil are purchased and 5 tomato plants, 4 yellow pepper plants, 3 cucumbers, 4 yellow squash, cilantro, parsley and thyme are sitting in their pots ready to go. Now I need to get digging and hope the weather stays so beautiful. A bit of bad news for my garden though......this morning while driving the girls to school we past a soccer field that must have had 15 rabbits running around on it! Looks like I'll be be dealing with a bit of a challenge and a maybe a net fence? it's not cheap to start a garden (even though mine is just little) and I would be none to happy to wake up to it half eaten and some fat bunnies waiting for more. I also picked up a compost bin for the backyard and feel a weird sense of relief having it because I was feeling so guilty throwing my scraps in the garbage having been so diligent about composting in Quebec. Now that the garden is on it's way and my veggie scraps are working to eventually feed it, I've decided to really go green and experiment with making my own everyday products. To start with.....shaving cream for the girls and shaving oil for Steve. I've already gone green with dish soap and today made window cleaner using 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, 1/2 cup white vinegar and 3 1/2 cups water. I put it into a spray bottle and it works great!! I know that vinegar and windows is nothing new but the rubbing alcohol really makes a difference. I'll never use Windex again!!