Saturday, November 24, 2007

canvas bag for shopping

Lazst weekend my friend monica invited me to her place and we decorated canvas bags for shopping. I think mine came out good!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

blog

A green energy pact between Europe and Africa. Some very interesting articles...

http://biopact.com/

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Collecting Rainwater

We are experiencing drougts all around the country, so collecting rainwater is an especially timely topic...I remember on a trip to Bermuda how great I thought it was that all the homes there collected rainwater and had their own cisterns. Why don't we do this in the US I thought?

Here are two sites that provide helpful tips on collecting and using rainwater.

http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org/Urban/Components.htm
http://heartspring.net/water_filters_guide.html

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Chickens


Chickens are a big help in the garden, they eat all those pesky bugs that eat your veggies. and there poop fertilizes your plants. Plus you get fresh Eggs! But where on earth do you get them?

I saw these suggestions on an organic gardening mailing list:

Try http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/ If you find that to overwhelming try Meyer
Hatchery. You can order day old chicks from them in the spring there
are alot of choices you should start slow another good site is
Backyardchickens.com

Friday, November 2, 2007