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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

It’s currently around zero degrees F (-18 C) outside on a clear, sunny day. We heat our home both with sunshine and by burning dead or thinned-out trees. Every so often, usually during the annual process of firewood cutting late … Continue reading

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Radio-activity and Inactivity

Back in 2008, since the test kit was free from our county’s office of environmental services, we decided to check our very tightly-built and ground-contacted home for radon levels. We used short-term charcoal test kits in both the pantry, with … Continue reading

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Homeopathy on the Homestead

Never being one to blindly believe in something, I researched what I could find about homeopathy years ago, and none of its claims seemed to hold up under scrutiny. But these days you have to ask, “Who’s doing the scrutinizing?” … Continue reading

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Never-Dead Camera Batteries

How many times have you picked up your digital camera to catch some fleeting scene and ended up with a low battery warning? It happened to us far too often. We refuse to use disposable alkaline or lithium batteries, so … Continue reading

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The Heat, My God, The Heat!

Another month had passed since our last posting.  So much for our resolve to post twice a month, but a lot has happened in the interim.  The Midwest Renewable Energy Fair consumed time and focus in getting ready for presenting … Continue reading

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