Browsing category: Simple Living

How You Choose To Spend Your Time

Think about how often we all regretfully say that we don’t have the time to do “something” (you fill in the blank). What we’re actually saying is that whatever this “something” is, we aren’t giving it a top priority in our lives. Not enough time… or not a priority.


How Many Servings of Fruit and Vegetables Should Your Family Eat?

I was opening a bag of frozen organic broccoli last night when I noticed that the serving size listed on the bag was four florets… and that the two-pound bag supposedly contained twelve servings.


Except For Those Two Times When We Dug Up Something Else…

I am fairly certain that we have never dug a hole of any size here on this property without encountering at least one boulder-sized rock. It’s a given… we dig a hole, we dig up rocks. Except for those two times when we dug up something else…


A Toad in the Hand

This time of year the ground is still pretty cold here, and it’s not unusual to find toads buried deep into the soil. If we have any digging to do, we dig very cautiously.


It’s Been a Long Time Coming…

It’s been a long time coming, but I THINK spring is finally here. The snow is completely gone… EVERYWHERE…


Why We Got Rid of Our Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

A couple of years ago we made the switch to compact fluorescent bulbs in all of the light fixtures in our house.


How Much Does It Cost to Feed YOUR Family? — Updated for 2016

How much does it cost to feed YOUR family compared to these 2016 government guidelines? The guidelines are given for four levels of spending… thrifty, low-cost, moderate, and liberal.


Coping with a Power Outage

Reader question… “We found ourselves in a situation without electrical power for two days last week after the ice storm downed power lines in our neighborhood. We had never experienced a power outage before and weren’t prepared. My question…”


Making Living Green a Habit

This list will keep growing because there will always be more we can do… but living green is a habit that gets easier and easier… We have installed ceiling fans in every room. They circulate the heat downward from the ceilings in winter and keep the rooms cool in summer.


Making the Most of Those Lifestyle Challenges

Most of you have seen and many have probably participated in some of the various lifestyle challenges that circulate through the Internet…