Sustainable Living/Farming

California Water Restrictions and your Burger

California Water Restrictions and your Burger

It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce on pound of beef. This is due to the corn and feed that must be grown to grow a cow through it’s lifetime. So next time you eat a hamburger, remember that it is equivalent to taking 25 showers (625 gallons of water). Most people eating a standard American diet eat twice this amount of meat every day. The water wastage and amount of crop area needed to grow this kind of animal feed is mind boggling.

Why Eating Fish is Irresponsible

Why Eating Fish is Irresponsible

This documentary about the world’s oceans details exactly why it is irresponsible for people to be eating fish.  Our oceans are on the verge of becoming void of fish populations and filled with bacteria and the increasing populations of jellyfish that eat bacteria.  Watch this […]

Yurt: Our next home

Yurt: Our next home

We have been dreaming outside the box on our next house.  And a yurt probably sounds crazy to you, as it did to me at first.  My husband is a creative thinker and really good at finding alternatives to the status quo.  We have wanted […]

Potted Chair and Pallet Walkpath

Potted Chair and Pallet Walkpath

I found this one-off wooden chair at the goodwill store for $7. The pot is made of plastic and has a good sized lip on it. I chose plastic so the weight of the pot with all the dirt in it wouldn’t break the chair. My husband cut a hole in the seat. Easy peasy.

Illegal Drugs in Chickens

Illegal Drugs in Chickens

Incase you need another reason not to eat factory farmed meat or eggs:

Non-organic Foods Contain Poison in Every Cell

Non-organic Foods Contain Poison in Every Cell

It is very possible that any non organic food you eat has neonicotinoids, a systematic poison, in every cell of the plant.  Animals you eat who are fed with non organic feed may have accumulated amounts of this poison in their bodies.  The water that we […]

No-Crow Rooster Collar

No-Crow Rooster Collar

Have you seen this rooster collar? I’m thinking it is an easily replicated, a little sewing project. We have a flock of ladies, but because of the city code, we haven’t been able to get a rooster. The code states that “crowing roosters” cannot be kept on lot sizes under a certain number of acres. BUT, you can have a non-crowing quiet rooster!

Buckle Fabric Storage

Buckle Fabric Storage

For reasons I cannot understand, we seem to have an unwanted buckle collection in our house.  And I have been saving them up, hoping for some inspiration to hit and find a use for the buckle collection. One day I was sorting through my fabrics […]

ADCR: Live Longer by Eating Less

ADCR: Live Longer by Eating Less

** UPDATE ** My husband and I no longer eat this way.  After a while eating Intermittent Fasting (The Fast Diet) my husband started feeling lethargic and sluggish.  We do think it is a good method for those who think it will work for them, […]

Fall Decorating with Native Arrangments

Fall Decorating with Native Arrangments

Browsing the fall decor at my local craft store while on an errand to buy some fabric I felt incredibly depressed by the idea of buying expensive plastic plants to make my house feel more like fall.  This year the importance of decorating the seasons […]