Power Strip Safety

So many things in our home nowadays are electric, from kitchen appliances to iPads and phones, everything requires an electrical outlet. In many older homes, there are simply not enough outlets, so a power strip seems the obvious choice to keep up with the...

Pest Birds

Do you have bird-feeders in your yard to attract beautiful songbirds? Many do, but however, birds could become a problem if they are attracted to your home in too large numbers. Bird droppings is not only unsightly, but it will also do damage to your walkways and...

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Make it rain! Unfortunately, what we are really good at, is making it acid rain. Acid rain started showing up in the 1800’s during the industrial era. Acid rain forms when nitric and sulfuric acid react with oxygen and water and other stuff. In the long run, it runs...

Something In The Pipes

The problem with a blocked sewage line is that it is hard to know what the cause is unless you have access to a snake with a camera on it. In most cases, a blocked sewage line will lead to major issues in your home, usually involving backed up toilets and contaminated...

Stinky Fire

Everyone loves food. And most food needs dirt. But not all dirt is created equal. Fortifying it with compost is essential in most gardens and farms. Not only does compositing help us grow better, but it reduces the waste that we see in landfills. As good as compost...

Cork, It’s Not Just For Beautifying…

If you drink wine, you’ve seen cork. But it can be used for more than just stopping up a bottle of booze. Cork is an incredible material. It’s comes from the bark of specific types of oak trees and is a highly sustainable product. Outside of wine, it’s commonly used...

Don’t Sweat It

Getting all sweaty is a good thing… if you’re human. It usually means we’re expending energy and our body is doing a good job of regulating our temperature. But if our home is sweating, it might not be a good thing. Sweating, or condensation happens when building...

Keep water drinkable.

Do you like having water to drink? Most of us do. So, don’t contaminate it. When contaminated water goes into a water system where potable water comes out, this is called backflow. This can happen for a few reasons. Sometimes it’s due to reduction of needed water...

Water Containment with Cisterns

Need more water? Trying to catch rain water? Try storing it in a cistern. These storage devices are relatively simple and come in several flavors. Cisterns used for potable water require extra care and maintenance. In general, cisterns can be made from reinforced...

Keeping Sheep and People Separate for Over 80 Years

A shockingly good deterrent, electric fences can help keep animals and people from going into unwanted areas. Electric fences are made up a few primary components: Conductor – this is basically the wire that shocks you if you’re not careful Post – holds up the wire...

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