Growing Tomatoes from a Slice

Growing Tomatoes from a Slice

I was reading a post from Mother Earth News last spring that said you can grow tomatoes from a slice. The post tells us that you can grow your tomato plants quicker and easier, following this easy-peasy tomato slice method. They sent me to the Little Things blog http://www.littlethings.com/grow-tomato-seeds/ Little Things demonstrates just how easy it is to […]

How to Decipher Grocery Lables

How to Decipher Grocery Lables

I am very aware of what products I buy from a grocery store and usually shop the edges where the fresh, not processed food is. I always, always read the labels as well. I recently came across this info graphic from Woodside Health & Tennis Club that does a pretty good job explaining the different labels […]

Rethinking Recycling

Rethinking Recycling

Breaking the Lawn Habit

Breaking the Lawn Habit

Consider the amount of work, water and resources spent on a product that only requires more work, water and resources. It is time to think about repurposing our lawns. It may be time to try a different kind of seed, this can be in the form of a water-saving garden planted with native and drought tolerant plants, even  an […]

Time-lapse video of a Honeybee Metamorphosis – National Geographic Magazine

Time-lapse video of a Honeybee Metamorphosis – National Geographic Magazine

I love bees and often photograph wild ones while hiking in the foothills near my home. We all know how necessary these insects are and we also know that our bee populations are dwindling. I found this video of a bee metamorphosis from Anand Varma fascinating. It features the first 21 days of a honeybees life. If you […]

Tesla’s Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla’s Powerwall Home Battery

Finally, an affordable, open source battery system. I have solar panels on my home as well as on the roof of a rental property. Mostly they are part of a belief in renewable energy and they have not been paying for themselves, not because they don’t generate power but the fact that my utility has so […]

Simple 3 Ingredient Laundry Detergent – Kickstarter

Simple 3 Ingredient Laundry Detergent – Kickstarter

Like most people, I very busy. When I shop it takes a lot of time to check the ingredients in products that come into my house, but unfortunately I find this is necessary. Really, it’s crazy that so many toxic products are allowed in our stores and so few people realize it. Even worse is that […]

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

I just love this vimeo from www.PinWheelBuilds.com. Passive Houses are energy-efficient buildings that use 80 to 90% less energy. This vimeo explains the concept in 90 seconds.  

Time Lapse Video of a Rotating Supercell

The Climax, Kansas Supercells by Stephen Locke from Stephen Locke PLUS 1 week ago NOT YET RATED Time lapse cinematography of the structured supercell outbreak near Climax, Kansas on May 10, 2014. License this footage. Contact Stephen Locke stephen.locke1@icloud.com visit tempestgallery.com/ and stephenlocke.com/ Soundtrack Facing the Truth Shockwave Sound  

Best Scratching Post Ever…

I love nature and head to the hiking trails whenever I can. Here’s a great video from a camera set up in the woods.

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