Tuesday, November 25, 2008


stephany at naturally simple tagged me. Green Meme #2. It was the first time I was tagged, too.

1) Link back to Green Meme Bloggers. (use image if you like)
2) Link back to whoever tagged you (no need to wait to be tagged!)
3) Include meme number
4) Include these guidelines in your post
5) Tag 3 other green bloggers.

1. Do you use baking soda toothpaste or baking soda shampoo? If not, would you consider it?
i use baking soda for brushing my teeth (and the little ones too) and i use the acv method for hair washing which includes baking soda on my hair. for the little ones, i use the bar of soap for their hair.

2. Do you make any home cleaning products?
i use vinegar and baking soda for most cleaning. for laundry right now, i am not making my own right now but plan on going back to it once my trader joe's detergent is all used up.

3. What is your top green issue at the moment?
using a vehicle more than i want/like to. i have to drive once a week to pick up my older kids from their dad's so i try to combine errands on that day but $10 off day for grocery shopping falls on different day of the week so i have to go out on that day every couple of weeks to grocery shop. also, i'm almost done with my master naturalist course which is on another day of the week.

4. Given unlimited cash, what is on your fantasy green wishlist?
solar and wind power for the house and barns, james wringer washer, green house with natural heating source and solar shower, outdoor kitchen for summer cooking and canning, cisterns for our own water catchment, be totally free of the grid. I too would also have one of these:

5. Have you implemented any new green act/behaviour/product this month?
cooking on the wood burning stove to not use propane/waste energy, buying items such as the catalyst cap for our peacock hand warmers and berkey water filter to eventually use with our own well/cistern water


MMP said...


I thought you might be intereseted in this.

The Obama transition team is soliciting comments about policy changes at Change.org. You can comment and vote on ones you like. There is a stop NAIS thread at http://www.change.org/ideas/view/stop_nais. The top vote getter is putting a victory garden in at the whitehouse with 275 votes. Please check it out and spread the word about this so we can get stopping NAIS some attention.


MMP said...

I don't have a fancy stove like that, just an antique glenwood. It's got a tiny firebox, so we have to feed it every hour and it doesn't run over night. But it is enough to take the edge off in our 700 sqf living space (the kitchen and the living room / office / guest room and our bedroom upstairs. We have central heat for the bathroom, but we didn't turn that on until this morning.

We can cook on the glenwood, it bakes nicely (it's not hard to get the oven thermometer pinned at 500F). It takes work, I cut wood in the spring snow, Split it before summer hits and season it until fall. Then it's time to clean the chimney (not a job I like, too much hieghts for me). And we split would almost daily all winter. But as the man said, it warms you twice that way. Three times if you cook soup on the stove.

A cook stove is worth the investment, particularly if you have wood to cut on your own land.


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