Weekly Wrap-Up: Fair Trade and Grilling Costs

Life is extremely busy around here, and we can tell it’s almost August by the way the garden is out of control. At least one tomato plant is now taller than I am (I’m 5’8″); the Brussels sprouts are dwarfing the carrots; the cucumbers have climbed all over their trellis and now threaten to swarm the walkway to the hose spigot; and the twin butternut squash plants are surrounding the basil and, Little Cheap warns, about to get burned up as they invade the “fireplace” area of her play structure.

Luckily, there’s still been time to find some good articles this week:

How much does it cost to grill? Trent at the Simple Dollar has it all figured out — although I agree with his readers that the home cooling issue is a good addition. http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/07/23/how-much-does-it-cost-to-grill/

Fair trade me! Here’s a great list of fair trade items, who makes them and where to find them on Money and Values: http://moneyandvalues.blogspot.com/2007/07/fair-trade-bananas-rice-sugar-and-more.html

And while we’re being fair, does buying less mean we’re hurting the personal economies of others? No Impact Man takes a look: http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/07/if-rich-people-.html

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: Fair Trade and Grilling Costs

  1. dcr says:

    I wish my tomato plants were as tall. Would probably have a good crop of parsley by now, had it not been eaten nearly to the ground… twice. At least the green pepper plants are looking promising.

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