Browsing category: Simple Living
The Wood-Burning Cook Stove In My Kitchen
The centerpiece of my kitchen is our wood-burning cook stove. It’s a big stove, standing over five feet high and almost three and a half feet wide. It has an oven, a warming oven, a solid copper water reservoir with a tap, and a large cook top surface with six lids.
Don’t Confuse Playing at Frugality With Living Frugally
Extreme frugality is like a crash diet… it’s unhealthy and almost impossible to live with long-term… AND it will set up feelings of deprivation that will almost certainly end in a bout of spending…
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…
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.
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.
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 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…
Do I Really Want Another Dishwasher?
Do I really want another dishwasher? I don’t know. We have had some miserable luck with our last three dishwashers, with each one being a “more trouble than it’s worth” situation.