Sustainability

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A Trip to the Farm

We got our first organic meat distribution today from a local CSA.  A whole chicken (expensive!), pork chop, a goat rib chop(!), and ground meat — which we are unsure quite what to do with, as we gave up… Continue reading

We Cut the Cord!

No more cable, no more broadcast, no more TV (except via internet)!

And tripled our internet speed, and we’ll be saving $80.00+ a month! W00t!

I admit, I might miss endless repeats of CSI, and Flo and the Gecko, but… Continue reading

A Minimalist Christmas

We don’t go all out on Christmas. We’ve been practicing decreasing our material consumption for much of the past decade. We stopped getting fresh trees when we moved to this house, for starters, because there’s simply no place to put… Continue reading

Ingenuity Born of Necessity

A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles | Colossal

In Kaunas, Lithuania, an artist creates the town’s Christmas tree from 40, 00o recycled bottles.

 

Read the whole story and see more… Continue reading

Our First Urban Patchwork Farm Distribution

My husband came home from the Urban Patchwork (farm) distribution this morning with all this stuff!  Callaloo, chard, basil, oregano, mint, peppers, pumpkin and fresh beets!  That prompted me to scrub down the inside of the fridge (for… Continue reading

Sustainability: Trying to Do Our Part

Ego Electric Scooter

When I was in college at UT, I sometimes lived in places without air conditioning, and though it was challenging to sleep during the summers, we managed.  Back then I either rode my bike or drove… Continue reading

More Thoughts on Air Conditioning

Central air conditioners

Then today I read an article about one of the most important influences on American cities during the last half of the 20th century—air conditioning.  Without it, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t live here.  … Continue reading

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Random Quote

“The sixties were when hallucinogenic drugs were really, really big. And I don't think it's a coincidence that we had the type of shows we had then, like The Flying Nun.”
- Ellen DeGeneres