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Author: host Created: 4/16/2009 7:27 PM
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By host on 4/28/2009 7:01 PM

Hazardous Household MaterialsDid you know that the amount of used motor oil disposed of improperly by Do-it-yourselfer auto mechanics every eighteen (18) days is approximately 11 million gallons and that one (1) gallon of used motor oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water - a year's supply of water for 50 people?


I hope you are not one of those people dumping your hazardous wastes illegally! Especially since you can get rid of them legally and in an environmentally friendly way.


If you have pesticides,  herbicides, fertilizer, used oil, paint or some other hazardous houshold waste that has been hanging around for a ... Read More »

By host on 4/24/2009 9:56 PM

The Art of Money Getting, P.T. Barnum

"Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich to-day and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means."


P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting; Golden Rules for Making Money


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By host on 4/23/2009 9:01 PM

Did you do anything for Earth Day 2009? No. Will you do anything for National Arbor Day (April 24, 2009)? No. Huh, well guess what? If you don't care about Mother Earth, she does not care about you! Earth will continue to spin around the Sun even if the Polar Icecaps have all melted away and the Polar Bears and the Humans are distant memories. We really don't matter to the planet. The microbes and the roaches will continue on, no matter how hostile the environment becomes for "higher" life forms. You do not believe that? Check out this article about Blood Falls.


Actually, it is the planet that matters to us. We desecrate and defile Earth and we live in our own slop. This doesn't dete ... Read More »

By host on 4/22/2009 7:21 PM

Natural Soil EnrichmentFirst I want to tell you about what I am using to feed my tomato plants, then I will show you the results!

On the left is a box of Seabird Guano, which as names go, is rather redundant -- according to Wikipedia the word guano ('wanu') originated from the Quichua language of the Incas' and means "the droppings of sea birds".

The most famous guano was that used by the Inca. The guano would collect on the rainless islands and coast of Peru where atmospheric conditions insured a minimal loss of nutrients and basically fossilized the bird poo. Guano consists of ammonia, uric, phosphoric, oxalic, and carbonic acids, as well as s ... Read More »


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