Plastic winter sleds can be used in many ways. Summer uses for winter sleds includes washing greens and vegetables from the garden.
I use my kids’ plastic sleds in summer to wash garden greens. A sled is big enough to do a large amount at once. The greens I raise, kale and turnip, are thoroughly washed a couple times in the clean sled with my garden hose and then brought inside the house for a final rinsing and cooking. After they cool, I put them in storage bags and freeze them.
A sled also works well under the rabbit hutch to collect manure. I use one old sled to collect droppings, and then I pull it out from under the hutch when it is full and drag it down the hill to dump out near my garden. I shovel this pile onto my garden after the manure has had a chance to sit awhile.
Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!LEARN MORE
At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).
You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.