Timbers salvaged from an old or unused building can be planed and refinished, reducing the ecological footprint of a new project. Here is a fun application for reused timbers: a sandbox!
We chose a corner of our yard to start a compost pile for our compostable diapers. This will be a separate compost pile from the one we use for the kitchen scraps compost that gets added to the garden. Humanure takes longer to compost to ensure safety from pathogens.
We loved using cloth diapers for our son throughout his infancy, and after a bit of minor mending with the sewing machine, the same diapers are keeping our five month old daughter dry. But in the interests of helping her (and us!) sleep better through the night, a compostable diaper works well to help her feel dry and sleep longer.