New Chicken Coop

Hard to believe it has been five years since we constructed a home for our first flock. Those birds developed...

April 30, 2017

Garden Irrigation Project

In late April, we had a pretty impressive hailstorm, which led to us getting a new roof and new gutters....

September 7, 2012

Home Cheep Home

In the middle of our other spring project, the timing was right to get our new pets, but that started...

April 27, 2012

Landscaping Project

This has been a busy spring. Thanks to warmer than average temperatures in February, we got a jump on our...

April 26, 2012

I Bought A Cow

I challenge anyone to watch the documentary Food, Inc. and not be influenced to make at least a few changes...

June 22, 2011

I Speak For The Trees

[continued from Part 1] After meeting with the contractor that Ameren dispatched to walk my property line and mark trees,...

June 12, 2011

I Am The Lorax

I am not a fan of Ameren. Ever since I spent seven days without electricity in the throes of a...

June 11, 2011

Garden 2.0

Last year’s garden was a big success, but it didn’t take us long to realize that it wasn’t big enough...

April 9, 2011

The Oil

I can’t let these 30 days go by without saying something about the story that has everyone talking. Everyone has...

June 20, 2010

First Harvest

We had our first salad the other night from our garden and it was great. I can’t wait for all...

May 21, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Yeah, I know I’m a week late, but I had to post an update on our square foot garden. My...

April 28, 2010

Square Foot Gardening

We picked up Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening book last year with the intent of planting a small vegetable garden,...

April 8, 2010

An Inconvenient Purpose

A few years ago some folks started asking the question, What Would Jesus Drive? I’m not sure how seriously the...

November 15, 2009

Green vs Green

If you want to “go green” for environmental reasons, that’s great. If you want to do it for financial reasons,...

July 2, 2009

Envirocycle Compost Bin

Since we’ve been talking about planting a garden for quite a while now, my Earth Day gift to myself this...

June 14, 2009

Free Energy

Last summer when I wrote about our solar water heater installation, I was anxious to see how it would function...

March 1, 2009

Solatube Solar Attic Vents

Back in July, I wrote about having a solar water heater installed. About the same time, I also had solar-powered...

December 12, 2008

Some Like It Hot

As I mentioned last month, we planned to install a solar water heater in our home this year. That plan...

July 28, 2008

Going Solar

As I mentioned previously, I was considering installing a photovoltaic system this year to offset some of our home energy...

June 9, 2008