5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

  Everyone wants to help the environment, but most people don’t know how to start. Many also have the false idea that one person can’t make a difference. However, it’s actually amazing how much of a difference one person can make.   There are numerous renewable energy systems and appliances that can help you save a lot of energy every day. …

Caring for your dog during winter weather.

Caring for your dog during the winter weather.

While the days are short, the temperatures are cold to freezing, the winter snow is piled high against our homes, and we spend our time in anticipation of the warmer weather and greener pastures around the corner, it’s important to remember that winter weather can be a problem – for us and our pets.   There are a …

What are the best natural medicines for cold and fever?

What are the best natural remedies for cold and fever.

  Cold and fever can be miserable.   For a start it comes every year (especially during the winter months) and, although it isn’t serious, it does inconvenience you.   Sneezing in spasms in public can be embarrassing; itchy eyes can be wearing; and a streaming nose forces you to keep a box of tissues with you at all …

Clean energy and smart buildings.

Clean energy and smart buildings.

  In this day and age, there are so many technological innovations that can make our buildings smarter, more efficient, and more environmentally-friendly.   In this article, we’ll give you a basic rundown of some the different solutions that make clean energy and smart buildings possible, both today and for the future.   Solar energy for …

Play zone mastery: Create a yard kids will want to play in.

Girl in back yard.

  Don’t you love when your child complains that they have nothing to do, especially when you know it couldn’t be further from the truth?   Modern technology has made kids dependent on being constantly entertained. Combat this by creating a back yard where your children can initiate their own creative play and use their …

Want to live off the grid? Here are 5 appliances that can use propane.

Want to live off the grid? 5 appliances that can use propane.

  If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid, it may have seemed more like a pipe dream…   …but it doesn’t have to be.   Want to live off the grid? Here are 5 appliances that can use propane, making propane a feasible solution to this dream.   Living off the grid means no …

Remembering Lester the Lobster

Lester the Lobster.

I have no idea why, but a picture of a colorful frog on my Facebook feed reminded me of a one-time pet of ours we called Lester the Lobster.   Now, Lester wasn’t a lobster. In fact, he was a crayfish our kids caught in a bait trap while we were camping and fishing at Mud …

5 easy ways to decorate a chain link fence.

Ways to decorate a chain link fence.

  We’ve all seen chain link fences, and many of us have them, but sometimes they’re not really fun to look at. These necessary demarcation devices are often, at best, boring to behold; and sometimes, they’re the eyesore of an otherwise beautiful yard. Here are five easy ways to decorate your chain link fence and improve it’s …