• THE LONG & WINDING ROAD

    Wherever we live, we should start to do something. We can start first by decreasing our energy consumption–you can actually live on 40% of the energy you are now using without sacrificing anything of value. We can re-fit our houses for energy efficiency. We can cut our vehicle use by

  • THE LONG & WINDING ROAD

    Wherever we live, we should start to do something. We can start first by decreasing our energy consumption–you can actually live on 40% of the energy you are now using without sacrificing anything of value. We can re-fit our houses for energy efficiency. We can cut our vehicle use by

  • JOLTIN’ JOE

    Dropped in to our new local Starbucks down the street for some coffee grounds… and it was our lucky day! Usually we come too late and find that someone has already been there to pick the grounds up…    We brought  home a huge bag and added somegrounds to our

  • JOLTIN' JOE

    Dropped in to our new local Starbucks down the street for some coffee grounds… and it was our lucky day! Usually we come too late and find that someone has already been there to pick the grounds up…    We brought  home a huge bag and added somegrounds to our

  • SOAP OPERA

    … continues The handmilled soaps are finally cured and have started selling them to friends. I still would like to improve them some, but these bars are soooo much better than my firsts! Yikes! Don’t really feel being chatty today or posting much… the news is so depressing. Just thinking

  • TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

    We spent a lovely afternoon hiking in the San Gabriel mountains yesterday. But, as we enjoyed a pleasant hike in the natural beauty of our local mountains, one had to remember that there was a conflict going on in the world and that people were dying. Our thoughts and prayers

  • HAPPY SPRING TO ALL

    Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~ Virgil A. Kraft ~ Thanks to a posting on the‘GARDEN JUNK’ FORUM, I have found a source for some free, 55 gal plastic containers in our area — Would have never thought to check a car wash!

  • POST SCRIPT

    In my last post I forgot to mention where we got our TWILIGHT LAUNDRY APPLIANCE . Here’s an excerpt from my email to one of our reader’s question regarding where one can purchase it: We purchased ours from Global-light-network.com They are doing some changes on their site, so you’ll have

  • NEW GROWTH

    Baby apricots “We are like trees, we must create new leaves, in new directions, in order togrow.” ~ Anonymous ~ We got some (two) new composters from the city on Friday, they are offering them at reduced prices ($27 compared to $80 in some garden catalog). We are trying to

  • WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS

    Frontyard                                         Backyard       Everything seems to have grown overnight!!!! The Southland got drenched early Friday morning and all day Saturday and into the night with a large, warm, El Nino storm.  We estimate that here in the foothills, we got at least 6″-7″ of rain, possibly more? We are