Category Archives: Enviro-rant

once in a lifetime

Yesterday Eli, John and I had a once in a lifetime experience. The DEC knew of a collared bear who had a den here on the tree farm. Probably about a half mile from our house, within site. The same … Continue reading

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greening my home: January

We try really hard to keep the Earth in mind in our daily doings. We compost, we garden, we have solar panels! But it’s the little things in between that can make a world of difference. So I’ve challenged myself … Continue reading

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Natural Laundry Soap

I’m not posting anything that is groundbreaking here folks.  I’ve seen it before (here and here and plenty of other natural family living blogs!).  I’d been thinking of giving it a try for, oh, 3 years or so.  But my sis-in-law … Continue reading

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Covering the floors

When it came to the main living areas, hardwood floors were the no-doubt flooring of choice.  But bedrooms, to me, seem to need carpet.  Now I know they don’t need carpet, but it helps to define the room I think.  … Continue reading

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An upcycled vanity

Upcycled.  Have you heard the term?  Upcycling is a way to prevent wasting potentially useful items by making use of existing ones.  Hence, new raw materials do not have to be used to make a new product.  Take the old … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

 What are you doing to put a little green in your life?

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They’re up!

Just going to leave you with a quick pic of the end result! I posted exactly one month ago that we were having our solar panels put up the next day……sorry if I left you all wondering about an update!  Between … Continue reading

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I get my energy from the sun!!

The inner workings in the basement: The pole and rack are in place….solar panels will be going up tomorrow!  (Weather permitting…this is Western NY!) I’ve mentioned a few ways in which we’ll have to cut back and I always get … Continue reading

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