Yesterday we experienced temperatures in the 90’s. And today?  It’s been raining, heavy at times. Quite a dramatic flip flop! 

Lots of things to do: Earth Day preparations, homestead life and more.   Ponder these bookmarks instead.
DIY Solar Water Heater

A step-by-step guide to getting all the hot water you need from the sun–using common, cheap, materials. From the article, “If you leave it in the sun it will start to thermo siphon pretty fast as the water gets warmer and warmer. It takes about 4 hours of sun to get going really good, on a sunny day you can heat up a bucket to over a hundred degrees easy, so be careful you don’t burn yourself.”read how
{hat tip Groovy Green}

‘Let’s Make a Meal’

Channeling the modern middle-class shopper wandering vast supermarket aisles, Pollan asks: “The organic apple or the conventional? And if organic, the local or the imported? The wild fish or the farmed? The transfats or the butter or the ‘not butter’? Shall I be a carnivore or a vegetarian? And if a vegetarian, a lacto-vegetarian or a vegan?”read complete article

The 7,000km journey that links Amazon destruction to fast food

A handful of the world’s largest food companies and commodity traders, including McDonald’s in the UK, are driving illegal and rapid destruction of the Amazon rainforest, according to a six-year investigation of the Brazilian soya bean industry.read complete article

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