Even if you ditch the tree, wreaths and garlands can still live on for some time after the last present is opened with just a few minutes of maintenance each day. Here are a few tips for keeping it all fresh and fragrant through the New Year:
Oiling your butcher block keeps the wood supple and moisturized. Think of it like your skin: the more it's exposed to the elements (water), the more it becomes scaly and dry, eventually leading to cracking and splitting.
In my kitchen, the workhorse of any meal prep is a huge, heavy, 15-pound butcher block that I bought nearly 15 years ago. Minor scratches and stains aside, it still looks as new as the day I hauled it home.
I don't do anything to my compost, and every season I still get a goodly heap of what gardeners call "black gold" -- that fine, crumbly, deep-colored compost that smells of fresh earth and works magic on your soil.
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