Most people don’t even give dryer lint a second thought and that it’s only a byproduct of drying your clothes. Well I can tell you it does have some uses-
1. It can be composted and become a benefit to your garden. It is considered a brown material so it will need to be mixed with green material.
2. It can also be used as a fire starter. When I use it to start a fire I fill a empty toilet paper tube with the lint and light it. It works great in a pinch when we don’t have kindling to help start a fire. Keep in mind like using paper your wood stove chimney will need to be cleaned more often.
I hope this helps to change your outlook on dryer lint and that it isn’t just trash.
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This video is from early 2018 to early 2020 and shows how things have evolved since we started to seriously try to regenerate our property. We have just under 4 acres and each year we work on a new section to help improve our soil or try to improve where the native grasses are already growing. There's always work to do but its fun even if it is hard work. Getting chickens, ducks and turkeys back in 2013 was the start of it all. We both worked full time jobs but I decided to work part time and pursue the farming/homesteading passion that was building in me (from growing up around farms). I'm still working on hubby about different animals I would like on the farm but he still has some reservations which I can't blame him on some of his points. We need a truck to haul water, hay/straw and feed for the critters since I can't do that with my car. So for now I'll still dream about what our farm can be.......
Sorry the video is a little long
It’s that time of year we use the wood stove to heat the house so there will always be ash from burning wood. We use some of the ash in our garden beds in small amounts because large amounts will raise the soil ph. Definitely a garden amendment for us and it’s a free byproduct of heating our house. #gardening #gardenamendment #heatingwithwood #byproducts #woodstove
Hello I'm Michele & I'm the matriarch of the Leverone Family Farm. I'm a wife, a mother of 2 grown/married sons and have 5 adorable grand kids.