the Trash vitae

Trash is the editor-in-chief of an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializes in books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others.
This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Here at the stead Mrs T does alot of cookin and the kids aint in favor of too many leftovers. Typical yuppie kids. However ol dad has no problem. For most of this past week I have been eatin turkey day side dish leftovers. The stuffed roasted pumpkin has been my fav along with the pumpernickle stuffing. yumyum . Granted I did sneak away to Taco bell once this week for a fix but I have thoroughly enjoyed that roasted pumpkin concoction. I wonder what has happened to the leftover turkey legs and the dark meat. Prob in the freezer by now for later winter delicacies. Leftovers come in all shapes and sizes. And they are not only food. Dumpster diving and trashdigging yields lots of good leftover clothes and homestead materials. All on the free. As for what to do with the unneeded leftovers. Give em away, feed the compost beast or feed the animals. NOthing should go to waste. Old coffee grinds, veggie scraps, leftover chili beans,fish guts and bones can all go into the compost. Heck even my old pipe tobacco and cigarette butts can decompose in there. Overripe banana and peels, leftover fruit, crumbled bread and stale tortillas can all be left for the birds, squirrels and the coons. Heck I put the old turkey carcass on a plate out in the yard and withing 2 nights one of the coons carried it away for food. As I said nuthin goes to waste. As for unused items around the house pay it forward by puttin them on your driveway and place a free ad on CL and somebody will come and gettem. One mans trash is anothers treasure. This way we can keep the landfills from over crowding and keep the cycle of life going on.