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DIY Oat Milk… and more

DIY Oat Milk… and more

It's so easy and fast to make your own oat milk using a good quality nut milk bag--and it tastes great!  Good instructions for making your own are in the video below and on the humblenutmilkbag.com and downshiftology's websites. I find many ways to use the Dancing...

No-Turn Composting: Build a Bio-Reactor!

No-Turn Composting: Build a Bio-Reactor!

Not all compost is the same. Healthy biologically active compost is not only a way to provide plants with nutrients, if done right, it can infuse soil with LIFE--and thus is far better for both sequestering carbon in soil and better for the plants too. To create great...

Solar Pizza

Solar Pizza

Who doesn't love a good pizza? As the temperature rises to three digits, the LAST thing we need or want is more heat inside our home, especially if we live without air-conditioning. So, rather than heat up the kitchen, I set out...

Stir the Brew

Stir the Brew

Compost tea innoculates soil with beneficial microorganism. Plants LOVE this magical brew. You Will Need: A 5-gallon bucketA mesh bag1-2 cup of active compost as an inoculantNon-chlorinated water (use well water, rainwater, or let your tap water sit for at least 24...

Curing Olives

Curing Olives

This takes awhile, but WOW are these olives fantastic. I started in November and they were ready by March--and taste great!  Good instructions on honest-food.net website. I keep the giant glass jar in the refrigerator. They make a great addition to any potluck with...

Build a Solar Oven Like This

Build a Solar Oven Like This

It's clean, it's simple, it's inexpensive. And it's beautiful. For about a hundred dollars in materials, you can build yourself a solar oven from two cardboard boxes. Did you know that the Sun provides Earth with more energy in a DAY than humans use in an entire...

Inspiring the Future

Inspiring the Future

Looking for inspiration?  Here is a site self-described as  "A Weekly Roundup of science, technology and intelligent optimism (not necessarily in that order.)"  I thought is was kinda cool. Registration required though. https://futurecrunch.com/