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Homemade Solar Oven

| July 31, 2008 | 2 Comments

I came across an article today on How to Make a Homemade Solar Oven. It got me to thinking.  That would be a nice project to keep the kids busy.  Not only that, it’s a great lesson on how to utilize reusable energy (not to mention that if it works, it’s a great toy).

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Laundry Water Usage – Update

| July 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

After not washing clothes since July 21st , I did 5 loads of laundry yesterday (July 24th). Already I’m up to 9 loads of wash this week (my goodness, will I ever reduce it to 6 loads per week?). I packed the washing machine to the gills to ensure that I wasn’t being wasteful.  I […]

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How many loads of laundry do you do in a week?

How many loads of laundry do you do in a week?

| July 22, 2008 | 6 Comments

After my last post on one year of using homemade laundry detergent, I was lambasted for the amount of water I use for washing clothes. Mark found my water usage “repulsive,” while Dee Dee couldn’t figure out, ” what are you washing so much of?” As I’ve said over and over again, living green is […]

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Home Made Laundry Detergent One Year Later

Home Made Laundry Detergent One Year Later

| July 21, 2008 | 57 Comments

It’s been a little over a year that I’ve been using homemade laundry detergent. I’ve got to say that overall I found it to be a positive experiment. There are a few tweaks here and there and a little bit of intervention required but all in all I will continue to use the homemade laundry […]

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Getting rid of Japanese Beetles, Naturally

Getting rid of Japanese Beetles, Naturally

| July 11, 2008 | 6 Comments

Okay, this is more of a request than a post. Does anyone know of natural ways to get rid of Japanese beetles? This request is for a friend of mine whose plants are being eaten by the annoying insects.My plants, for some reason have not been affected.Maybe it’s because they don’t like the pepper I […]

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Appreciate the Environment by Camping

| July 2, 2008 | 2 Comments

When I first created this blog, I envisioned myself driving around the country in an RV, writing posts from different locations and sharing the RV and green living experience. Camping and RVing are great ways to regain the proper perspective of and respect for our environment. Let’s face it, when you’re on a camping trip, […]

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Natural Deer Repellent

Natural Deer Repellent

| June 28, 2008 | 12 Comments

I love nature just as much as the next person but there are a few things that really work my nerves. The insatiable hosta munching deer is one of them, second only to flower box and yard destroying squirrel. Hair to Repel Deer There are several ways to deter deer from eating your plants (they […]

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A New Level of Composting

| June 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

I came across a website today that I thought was interesting.  The name of it is Green Living Tips. I guess what caught me was an article entitled Composting Human Waste.  I think I’ve got quite a bit of er… evolving to do before I seriously consider that option. For you more advanced green individuals, […]

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Stretch your Dish Washing Liquid with Hydrogen Peroxide

| June 18, 2008 | 6 Comments

On a whim, I decided to mix hydrogen peroxide with my dish washing liquid. Normally after I get through washing the dishes, I clean the sink with a little hydrogen peroxide. It scrubs the stainless steel sink clean, leaves a great shine and it also disinfects the sink, sponge and counter top area. One day […]

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Squirrel-B-Gone: No More Flowerbeds for You!

Squirrel-B-Gone: No More Flowerbeds for You!

| June 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

It looks like pepper works. In my last post I ranted a bit about squirrels reeking havoc with my plants so I peppered them (the plants, not the squirrels). This morning, I was hard at work on my laptop and I happened to look up and I saw my archenemy, the squirrel stalking (in that […]

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