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15,000 Square Foot Urban Farm Goes Portable | Your Olive Branch News – yobo

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15,000 Square Foot Urban Farm Goes Portable | Your Olive Branch News – yobo.

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Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water | Health Freedom Alliance

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Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water | Health Freedom Alliance.

BPA Levels Spike with Canned Soup | Eartheasy Blog

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BPA Levels Spike with Canned Soup | Eartheasy Blog.

Life Inc. – Family of three lives well on $20,000 a year

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Life Inc. – Family of three lives well on $20,000 a year.

Rain Barrel Question?

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I was reading Your Farm in the City by Lisa  Taylor and  there was information stating that rainwater from rooftops might be toxic.  Any one ever hear such a thing?   I have  two 300 gallon barrels and would hate to think that the water in them could be toxic.  I do use it for my vegetable garden.  Advice anyone?

Big water saver for little $$$.

No more paper napkins here!

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Napkin Basket

Yes, they think I am crazy.  I am not buying paper napkins again.  I have decided that there is way to much waste going on here.  Not really but there is always room for improvement and this is a good product to eliminate.

I have been cleaning out the house looking for items to reuse, recycle,  repurpose etc.  I have used old t/shirts for the obvious  dust rags, cleaning rags, even a dog toy from a knotted one.  This time I cut them into squares for cloth napkins.  Wa la soft , reusable napkins.  The husband and son refuse to use them.  Husband likes his sleeve better, he told me.  Son, well he is just plain ornery at times.

They are soft and they smell nice and fresh, I still use fabric softeners.  Can’t make all the sacrafices at once you know.  I did try to buy some real but basic cloth napkins at my local thift store but they must have thought they were made from a fancy cloth of gold threads, because the price was higher than buying them in Walmart NEW.  Plus I had just bought 15 branded sweat shirts and other assorted warm weather “I am not turning on the heat” clothes,  from their bargain bin @25 cents a piece.  Even scored a brand new nike golf polo for my son.

So you can imagine my distain when ten  8×8  cloth napkins we  going to cost me 50 cents a piece.  Nope forget the fancy ones…I like my soft old t/shirt napkins. I still may be able to change hubby’s mind too!  After all it is  one of his old shirts, just not the sleeve!

Levi’s Jeans Made With Rocks, Not Water – Earth911.com

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Levi’s Jeans Made With Rocks, Not Water – Earth911.com.