Turkey Tracks: Wool Dryer Balls and Cotton Handkerchiefs

Turkey Tracks:  November 18, 2014

Wool Dryer Balls and Cotton Handkerchiefs

Here’s a picture of the wool dryer balls that live in my dryer year round:


And, of the additional handkerchiefs I tuck into a pocket of my pants instead of using a paper product.

The wool dryer balls replace any chemical you’ve been using to “soften” clothes.  These balls never wear out.  They knock lint off our clothes and make everything in the dryer soft.  They also facilate drying so that your clothes dry faster.


I love the handkerchiefs, too.  Once they’ve been washed a few times, they are soft against your skin.  They are sustainable and sturdier than paper products.

Interesting Information: Toaster Death Rant

Interesting Information:  November 18, 2014

Toaster Death Rant

Here’s a picture of the Cuisenart toaster I bought about three years ago and no more than four years ago.

I paid about $70 for it, thinking that buying a “good” toaster was more reasonable than buying a cheap one that would wear out quickly.



This toaster died this week.

There is one person using it.  One person who does not toast every day.

Can I tell you that I’m pretty sure that my mother had the same toaster for about twenty years.  Maybe longer.

Look at this big honking thing that is now going into the dump.

I will never buy Cuisenart again.  Never.

And I won’ t spend $$$ on a “good” toaster either.

There isn’t one, apparently.

We are now living in late capitalism–where we are at the end of the chain in terms of quality products.  Manufacturers have cut so many corners that they’ve ruined their products totally.  And, these products are using up valuable resources and filling up land fills.  Meanwhile, these products cost the same or, even, more.

It’s INSANE!!!

It’s unsustainable!!!

All the money in the world won’t compensate for a fouled earth.