The cement industry accounts for at least five percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions. Masonry block used extensively in the housing arena contributes to this footprint. Watershed Materials stand to take a huge dent out of the conventional masonry carbon footprint with its low cement block. But its natural good looks will win our hearts.
Archives for February 2014
Onions and I have a love/hate relationship. I love them and they hate me. I have attempted to grow onions from seed or onion sets numerous times. What do I get? Puny onions! Don’t get me started on red onions. Talk about really small-why-did-I-bother-onions.
Recently, I contributed to a 64 DIY cleaning recipe round-up on Girl Meets Nourishment which includes my orange peel vinegar recipe. Yes, I said *64* DIY cleaning recipes! Despite this wonderful go to list, I wondered how many people are still using their same tried and true toxic cleaning products? Do they realize they are harming their […]
During the month of February, I break out the old seed starter kit to grow onions and leeks. In this article, I will focus simply on leeks. So, why do I start my seeds so early? Leeks have a long growing season. If you live in the north, you want to start them at […]
One day you peer out your window to see some strange fog on it. You take your finger and rub the condensation. It doesn’t disappear. Perplexed, you then check the outside of the window. Again, you rub the condensation to finally realize that the condensation is between the window panes–better know as window seal failure. […]
If you are like me, you can’t seem to throw anything away. You ponder and look online how to repurpose items that would ordinary go in the trash. So, I asked some of my green sisters what ordinary household items do they re-use or repurpose. Boy, did they deliver. Here are their ideas. Be sure […]
When it is freezing out, what is the first thing you want to do? I bet you want to sit in front of a roaring wood fire and warm up. In fact, many US households depend on wood to heat their homes. Currently, there are 12 million wood stove and 243,000 hydronic heater (outdoor wood boilers) […]
Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me. I don’t really have time to make eggs. Unfortunately, a smoothie doesn’t make me feel full. Since I have started the no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, and several other no foods, life has been a little challenging to say the least. Truth be […]