I began this post on August 10, 2008, where I had recently posted a few items regarding cleaning: general house cleaning and whiter laundry. It seems that quite a few people are trying to find ways to make their whites whiter. As I look at the search terms, I noticed that often the search is ‘how do I make my … Continue Reading →
I blamed the frequent night-time urination for the reason we stopped using cloth diapers. But, in retrospect, I think it might have been the poop. I hate poop. Let me repeat myself. I H.A.T.E POOP! Hate it. Really really hate it. If it’s dried out in a bag labeled “steer manure”, I can dig it. A bag of bull shit … Continue Reading →
I know what to do. I know where the resources are. I’ve written, somewhat extensively on the subject. Today: I am an Urban Homesteader. In 2008, I self-published my first of two books with Dr. Deborah Tolman. With her knowledge and know-how, my writing, editing, graphic design, and web skills – and with support from several other friends and colleagues, … Continue Reading →
A what? I haven’t really blogged about it. It’s central to my life. It’s been important to me for several years. And, still I haven’t written about it. My family knows. My friends know. My new friends all know that I am in a food club. So, what is a food club? A buying club, in its simplest form, is … Continue Reading →
Hydrogen peroxide when swished in your mouth will whiten your teeth and works as a cheap disinfecting mouthwash. Brushing your teeth with baking soda and water paste will whiten your teeth too. A solution of 2 tsp. Tea Tree oil mixed with 2 cups water in a spray bottle, sprayed on and left, will eliminate mold spots in your shower … Continue Reading →
Five minutes. But, don’t despair, you can measure how long you’ve been scrubbing with nifty tools from the Water Bureau. Call today to get your home water audit kit and see where you can cinch up your water bill.
Some Really Expensive Toilets are Terrible. Intini, J. 2006. Maclean’s. 119(10):84. (Magazine article) If you’re thinking about greywater for the toilet idea… not all low-flow toilets are created equally efficient, and price is not always indicative of a toilet’s efficiency. This and other points are made by Bill Gualey, an engineer who tests the performance of low-flow toilets. Obviously invested seriously … Continue Reading →