Saturday, July 19, 2008

WALL*E review

I went and saw Walle this last weekend with Lk and grammie. It was an amazing movie.. I absolutely am in love with it. Most of my friends know that I am a freak when it comes to sustainable living. This movie is exactly why I think more people should attempt to live more sustainably. I thought the message of the movie would be above the heads of the younger viewers, and Lk at age 4.85 did not understand the major message, but she still loved the movie. I recommend that everyone go watch this movie and then attempt to reduce, reuse and recycle!

Praise and Beverages

Driving down the crazy Kentucky highway, I saw a very small church with a sign board detailing their policy of Praise and Beverages. Everytime I passed the little church I would marvel! Maybe this church really wants to bring in the bar crowd for attempted reform. Maybe. Well I passed the church again a couple weeks ago and realized that the church sign says praise and DELIVERANCE! not BEVERAGES! oops.

fly paper

Lk was quietly sitting in the window. After over an hour, she came over to me and showed me her "fly paper". She told me that she was "plucking" flies from the air and then gluing them onto a sheet of printer paper. She was so happy to show me that she had glued over 10 flies!

Friday, July 18, 2008


How cool is this?? Plant a tree for every book you read to offset the trees cut down to make the book. They even send you a sticker for each tree that you plant. You put the sticker into the book and then everytime you pass it on, people will know that it is a sustainable book! I think Perpetual Paper Works is going to sponsor this organization!!

Click on this logo to go check it out and start balancing out your books!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What does every interstellar hitch hiker need?

A towel of course!

Funny article about towels according to Douglas Adams

Clotheslines rock!

taken from project laundry list


Electric dryers use five to ten percent of residential electricity in the United States!

  • Save money (more than $100/year on electric bill for most households).FN1
  • Conserve energy and the environment.FN2
  • Clothes and sheets smell better.FN3
  • Clothes last longer. Where do you think lint comes from?FN4
  • It is physical activity which you can do in or outside.FN5
  • Sunlight bleaches and disinfects
  • Indoor racks can humidify in dry winter weather
  • Clothes dryer fires account for about 15,600 structure fires, 15 deaths, and 400 injuries annually. The yearly national fire loss for clothes dryer fires in structures is estimated at $99 million.FN6

Monday, July 7, 2008

The things my children say

We went to Grammie and Grampa's house for the 4th. While we were there, we helped paint the upstairs bedroom. When we first walked into the bedroom, Ad looks around and says, "why are you painting? Are you going to move?" Poor thing was worried. Every time he sees me painting, I am covering up the dirt and crayon so we can move!

Today I took a shower with Lk. I got out first and wrapped up in a towel. As she was waiting for me to get her towel, she was jumping around in the tub. She looked up at me and told me it was okay to jump because no one lives under us, only the beavers. Uhhh.... okay.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

planning ahead in the garden

So I am really contemplating next year's garden... I know, I know... get through this year first! But as I rearranged all my ghetto pots I began to think about next year. I am a total novice when it comes to gardening so I am not sure how to do all this. I decided I want this outcome:
15 pints of applesauce
3 lbs dried apples
3 lbs dried cranberries
5 qts. frozen blueberries
5 qts. frozen strawberries
20 pts diced tomatoes
20 qts spaghetti sauce
20 half pts tomato paste
10 pts salsa
5 lbs. dried mushrooms
10 qts froz. sweet peppers
25 ears of corn on the cob frozen
15 pts corn
15 pts of jam
15 pts of peanut butter
10 lbs of wheat berries
10 qts of carrots
10 qts of carrots frozen
5 qts of peas
25 lbs potatoes
25 pts refried beans
25 pts black beans
5 qts ketchup
5 qts froz broccoli
5 qts froz. cauliflower
4 qts zucchini
10 qts pickles

I also want to plant celery, but it doesn't freeze well.

So I suppose I need to plant
black beans
pinto beans
and swiss chard for greens

I am going to buy
fruit for jams

the only thing left to determine is how much of each, and how I am going to plant that much food in my yard.. i don't have so much sun... so this should be an interesting thing.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Need vs. Want

this was a super interesting blog post about wants vs. needs. I really found it something i could relate too LOL!
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