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Green Clean Week: Dishes

All this week I’m featuring my “alternative” cleaning methods, in depth, with recipes, processes, and failures.  I’m laying it all out there, folks. There has been a lot of talk out there about what’s more efficient, hand washing or your … Continue reading

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The Value of Clothing

I cleaned our master closet this weekend.  Everything in its place, floors and baseboards cleaned.  The hubs got to go through all his clothing and edit out what he doesn’t wear anymore – I was not so lucky.  Your third … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free-Range Chicken Gardens

A few weeks ago, I won a copy of Jessi Bloom’s Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard over at the fantastic blog The Walden Effect, and I promised all of you a review.  Well, I finally … Continue reading

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Time Diary Update

So, in case you missed it, I decided to keep a time diary last week.  It was actually pretty simple – I decided to use a Windows Notepad document.  A pretty neat trick is that if you press F5 in … Continue reading

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Non-Toxic Ant Control

You know what they say – once you get ants in your kitchen, you can’t get rid of them.  Well, I’m determined to prove that wrong. Enter diatomaceous earth (DE), a completely non-toxic, natural, and safe way to control your … Continue reading

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Natural Yeast Experiment: The Introduction

So, anyone remember when I mentioned my natural yeast starter I got in the mail? Well here it is: It came to me in a plastic baggie as dehydrated flakes.  Basically, all you have to do is feed it with … Continue reading

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Last Ditch Potato Box OR How Not to Manage Your Garden

So, uh yeah, I hilled my potatoes at the very beginning of the season, but they grew WAY faster than I anticipated, and I ended up with this: This is more potato growth than I’ve ever seen in my life.  … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Worry About the Economy

Recently Timothy Geithner, the Treasury Secretary of the United States, gave a speech about, among other things, what he believes caused the recent financial crisis: You can’t legislate away stupidity and risk-taking and greed and recklessness. What you can do … Continue reading

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Saturday Links

I just realized this post did not go out on Saturday – it was sitting in “draft”!!! Hiya folks!  Greetings from the sunny south!  We’re headed to our friend’s daughter’s birthday party this morning, and then on to our Brew … Continue reading

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What I’m Thankful For

I’ve been feeling pretty tired and run down lately, nothing serious, just the efforts of daily life catching up with me.  In light of that, I thought it was about time I ruminated on some of the good things.  Sometimes, … Continue reading

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