Setting Up a New Worm Bin In my last post I discussed dumping out my ‘Coffee Cup Challenge” bin due to excess moisture levels in the bottom of the bin. That same day I started preparing the empty bin for my next round of worm composting As always, I started the process by focusing on bedding. I had plenty of options here since I tend to stockpile lots of cardboard and paper for this very purpose. My favourite type of cardboard for worm bins is the kind used for egg cartons and drink holders (from fast food restaurants and coffee shops), but I also like to mix things up a little and add a variety of different cardboard/paper types. In this case, aside from egg carton cardboard, I also added corrugated and toilet paper (and paper towel) roll cardboard, along with a couple different types of paper (I tend to stay away from bleached paper as a bedding material, by the way).
10 Websites That Help You Recycle Or Reuse Old Stuff & Protect Our Environment And the word is that although the web is contributing something to global warming, it’s also the loudest bugle playing in support of it. Even Greenpeace has a website after all. But this post is not about demerits of technology, but the meritorious ways it can be put to use for the environment. One way is to promote recycling or reusing stuff like electronic gizmos instead of making them fodder for landfills or a rag pickers livelihood. If your eco-conscience starts to prick, then head out to any of these ten web resources. Traditional Food Preservation Methods Put Fridges On Ice Technology moves our society along – there is no doubt about that. But there is something to be said for low-tech traditions that served the human race well for thousands of years. Designer Jihyun Ryou is encouraging the world to leave their refrigerators behind and return to the traditional wisdom that allowed people to keep food fresh long before these energy hogs became permanent parts of our homes. The project is called Shaping Traditional Oral Knowledge – Save Food From the Fridge. It uses traditional materials to store food without artificial cooling. The Dryness of Spices segment above uses rice beneath cork lids to absorb moisture, keeping the spices within glass jars dry and free of clumps.
The Trials & Travails Of Sheltering Suburban Mom Ah, we all know the type: the nosy next-door neighbor with a panache for telling you your own business (and everyone else’s, for that matter). The type of person who somehow missed the page about judgment in the Bible even though she claims to be a born-again Christian. And so we present to you the Sheltering Suburban Mom meme: Gel Air Freshener Very simple to make and very, very cheap! Perfect for bathrooms or closets. Will last around a month.
Texas A&M Forest Service - Trees of Texas - Eco-Regions TexasForestService Texas Eco-Regions Blackland Prairies Eastern Cross Timbers Edwards Plateau Grand Prairie and Plains Get the Lead Out! Cartridge-Free (& Erasable) Pencil Printer How about a portable desktop printer that prints out pages you can erase? Beyond being a great, green and cheap alternative to buying endless colored ink cartridges, the prints themselves have a hand-made feel that only comes from that traditional graphite we all associate with hand-written letters and memos. Like the idea so far? Time to mix it up a bit: there is also a section of eraser dust, making this quite possibly the only printer idea designed to not only produce text or images on paper, but to even allow you to ‘delete’ what you have done as needed! Version two this ingenious idea by designer Hoyoung Lee is a bit more streamlined and portable, but boils down to the same simple black/gray-on-white process.
Shampoo Recipe - Make Your Own Shampoo - Natural Shampoo "If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive."~ Dale Carnegie We all have hair -- some more, some less. Average Weather For Lexington, Kentucky, USA The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around January 18, occurring in 60% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 2, occurring in 35% of days. Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day