my green goals to live lighter with less waste and cleaner energy

Putting Gardens to Bed

With the change of each season there is a new set of tasks and jobs and projects that arises. Shortly before the frost hit my girlfriend and I filled out pockets with paper bags and with a pencil behind my ear we wandered through her yard gathering seeds that will be planted next spring. I’ve come home on more than one occasion now carefully clutching a handful of seeds that I knocked off a flower head while walking the streets…

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Dry clothes forever for $40 and some time

I finally did it. I hung a clothesline. I now have a 40ft made mostly by nature clothes dryer and it cost me $40 whole dollars. It was surprisingly easy to hang also granted I had some help. First we screwed in two hooks to studs coming off the house and the garage one of said studs was high up so there was some precarious ladder climbing involved. We thread the wire through each of the reels and into the…

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Going Moneyless in a Failing Economy

My daughter says when she is grown up there is going to be no money. I say all the power to her. “Money is the root of all evil” or so it goes. Think about what you could do with your life and your days if it did not revolve around getting a paycheque to ‘pay the bills’. It is tryly a hard thing for people to conceive and wrap their heads around. I mean we have been raised in…

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My Realistic Green Wish List

Well obviously there are some big ones but one thing at a time or just five. 1. Spring is coming so getting rid of the gas lawn mower for a push one is definitely on it. 2. Rain barrels for collecting roof water too. It is going to take a bit of work to figure out that one or maybe it will be simple. I’ll keep you posted. 3. We should all collect our grey water and use it to…

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