I started these seedlings on March 1, and here they are this past Sunday, 3 weeks post-planting. I’m pleased to report a 100% germination rate! I had some mold issues early on, but removing the covers during the day cleared it right up. The plants get some sun from outside, but I’m supplementing with a… Continue Reading
We recently had a 16 panel 2.74 kWh solar electric system installed on our south facing roof. According to our pre-installation assessment, it’s supposed to generate an average of about 40% of our power. The system has been running since March 6, and I can’t wait to see how it affects our electric bills! The… Continue Reading
The last frost date is in sight! Actually, my last frost date isn’t until May 26, so it’s not really in sight, but the zone 5 planting calendar says I should get a move on. This is my first year trying to start everything from seeds, so I’m using Bio Domes. Instead of worrying about… Continue Reading
This morning, my bathtub drain was so clogged that by the time I finished taking a short shower, I was up to my ankles in water. Gross! Instead of buying something toxic, or waiting for my husband to snake it out, I tried this green and budget friendly alternative to Liquid Plumr and Drano: Remove… Continue Reading
In the interest of spending less on something boring and consumable, I started making my own laundry detergent. At first I thought it sounded a little crazy, but now I can’t imagine handing over $10 in exchange for jug of soap. What a rip off! Especially when you can make your own for less than… Continue Reading
It’s snowing again and I’m so ready for spring! According to Punxsutawney Phil we’ve got slightly under 5 weeks to go :( The good news is that gives me plenty of time to get my garden plans in order. I placed the last of my seed orders tonight. Soon, the fun begins! Introducing my 2009… Continue Reading
I found this bike at the curb on trash night and asked Jeff to show it some love. I’ve always wanted a black English bike, so he made me my very own rescued from the trash faux Pashley! Final cost was about $175; a new Pashley costs $1395.