Category Archives: Conservation

Oh For the Love Of…Mulberries?

And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street -Dr. Seuss We have a ton of trees on our new property. There is the large maple on the corner, … Continue reading

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Solar Ovens

My initial foray into solar oven territory was successful, but flawed. I placed a heavy glass window on a thin cardboard box. It worked well enough to dry a batch of tomatoes over two days and they are sitting in … Continue reading

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Just Call Me Lady Frugality…

I’ve recently taken a couple of steps that has my husband wondering if I just need to be called Lady Frugality. See below for the nitty gritty details. Fair warning, some of them may be considered…extreme. Coffee Grounds and Trash … Continue reading

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2012 Garden Planning – Part 9 of 9 – Water Conservation Techniques

Note: Every Friday from December 2nd to January 27th will address how to plan your 2012 garden. If you have missed a post, simply click on the list below… 12/1 – TEOTWAWKI? Or Fear Mongering? 12/2 – Where to Begin? … Continue reading

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Four Reasons to Shred – Seven Uses for Seven Kinds of Shredded Paper

I shred everything that comes into the house. I am a shredding maniac. Why do I shred it? My reasons include… Privacy and identity theft concerns I don’t need the paper item anymore I can use it in or around … Continue reading

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Don’t Toss Those Potato Peels!

I’m adverse to waste. If you have been reading my blog for very long, I imagine you have already picked up on that. When I peeled tomatoes for canning and processing – I gave them all to the chickens. Same … Continue reading

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What Can YOU Get For $40.26?

How about three pairs of dress pants? But let’s not stop there. How about… 3 pairs of dress pants 3 long-sleeved casual dress shirts 1 golf shirt 1 child’s skirt 2 children’s sweaters – 1 from Gymboree and 1 from … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Electric Car

I recently toured the General Motors plant here in Kansas City. It was fascinating. While my daughter was captivated by the dancing robots… I was reading the estimated mpg on the cars that were being churned out. It was a … Continue reading

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Lack of Choices in “The Land of the Free”

My darling husband found this article and brought it to my attention before I left on my road trip. But here I am, in a hotel room, with a sleeping child and a few minutes on my hands. So I … Continue reading

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Energy Addiction, Frugality, and the American Way

On Tuesday, the actual temp outside hit 110 degrees. That is so mind-blowingly hot that I simply cannot process it. 110 degrees. Dave laughed at me when I said, “I think to myself 110 degrees, damn it, someone should do … Continue reading

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